Daily Rock Dish - 4/5/13
4/5/2013 8:10:00 AM
-- Black Sabbath Clip Surfaces Online
Black Sabbath fans are getting their first taste of the band's upcoming album. A 27-second clip from "13" is posted on YouTube. The video features the number 13 emerging from flames, which ConsequenceOfSound.com says is the cover image for the album. Black Sabbath's "13" is the band's first project with frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's "Never Say Die!," and the group's first new studio effort since 1995's "Forbidden." The album is due in stores on June 11th.
--Sharon Osbourne Added To Jackson Family's Witness List
The late Michael Jackson's family is taking Sharon Osbourne up on her offer. CNN is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's wife has been added to the witness list in the wrongful death lawsuit Katherine Jackson and Michael's kids are bringing against AEG Live. Osbourne addressed the issue -- speaking out in support of the Jackson family -- on Tuesday's episode of CBS' "The Talk."
Sharon added that "certain people" at AEG Live "that knew that Michael Jackson was not well and didn't care because it was business," AEG is claiming that Jackson, not the company, hired Dr. Conrad Murray. Murray is serving time for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the pop legend's 2009 death. Jury selection in the Jackson-AEG Live trial began this week.
--Phoenix To Play "Saturday Night Live" This Weekend
Phoenix will be returning to "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The French indie rockers first took the Studio 8H stage back in 2009 to support their breakthrough album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," and now they're back to promote the soon-to-be-released follow-up, "Bankrupt!" The record is due out April 23rd, while this week's episode of "SNL" -- which also features host Melissa McCarthy -- is scheduled to air at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC. And in the meantime, fans can enjoy a new homemade video of Phoenix performing their latest single, "Entertainment," which the band posted online Thursday.
--Muse, Metallica Among This Year's Rock In Rio Headliners
Muse and Metallica are on board for this year's Rock in Rio festival. They're just two of the headliners set to take the stage at the massive seven-day concert event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Iron Maiden, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. Other performers include Florence and the Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, the Offspring, Alice in Chains, Rob Zombie, Bullet for My Valentine, Nickelback, Matchbox Twenty, John Mayer, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slayer, to name a few. Rock in Rio 2013 is scheduled to take place September 13th through the 15th and the 19th through the 22nd, with more information available at RockInRio.com.
--Coachella Organizers Adding Two More Festivals, Staying In Indio
It looks like Coachella will be staying put for a while. The "Los Angeles Times" says the city council in Indio, California -- where the festival has been held since 1999 -- approved Goldenvoice's proposal to stage the music and arts event there through at least 2030. They also approved the promotion company's plans to expand from three festival weekends to five. In addition to the two Coachella weekends, Goldenvoice also hosts the country music-themed Stagecoach Festival. And now, Indio has agreed to let them put on two more in the fall, although Goldenvoice has yet to announce any specific plans for the bonus events.
Meanwhile, the 2013 edition of Coachella is scheduled to get under way next Friday, April 12th, with the second weekend starting April 19th. Stagecoach will take place the weekend after that from April 26th to the 28th.
--Queens Of The Stone Age, Pearl Jam To Play Lollapalooza Chile
Queens of the Stone Age fans may get a chance to hear some more new music this weekend. The band premiered the track "My God Is the Sun" last weekend at Lollapalooza Brazil, and now they're scheduled to take the stage in South America again for Lollapalooza Chile. The two-day Santiago event starts Saturday with the Hives, Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Passion Pitt and more joining Queens and their fellow headliners, Pearl Jam. The Black Keys and Deadmau5 will top Sunday's bill, which also features A Perfect Circle, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Keane and others. The full lineup is available at LollapaloozaCL.com.
The U.S. edition of Lollapalooza is scheduled to take place August 2nd through the 4th in Chicago. The lineup for the already sold-out event was unveiled earlier this week, with acts like Mumford and Sons, the Cure, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails and many more all slated to make an appearance.
--Fleetwood Mac Launch Tour; Christine McVie Considering London Reunion
Christine McVie just might be changing her tune about a return to Fleetwood Mac. The band's former singer and keyboardist is telling the UK's "Metro" she "might pop back on stage when they're in London" -- provided they want her to do so. Christine says she'd be open to doing "a little duet or something like that," but wouldn't want to play a full show. In interviews earlier this year she seemed firm in her resolve to remain out of the spotlight and away from the band. Drummer Mick Fleetwood had even said he was trying to persuade her to return for the group's current tour, and eventually conceded that he "had to agree to stop asking her."
Fleetwood Mac just launched their 2013 tour. They kicked off the 48-date North American trek Thursday night with a show in Columbus, Ohio. The band's next stop will be in Philadelphia on Saturday. Fleetwood Mac will head overseas this fall. Their European tour includes a three-night stand in London in late September.
The guys in Killswitch Engage will likely be spending next week in the top ten. "Billboard" says industry sources predict the rockers' "Disarm the Descent" will sell about 45-thousand copies in its first week, which should be enough to give it a spot in the top tier of the Billboard 200. The new chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 10th.
New photos from the upcoming film "CBGB" are making their way online. The movie's Facebook page has the first official poster, which features pics of many of the characters, including Alan Rickman as the New York City club's owner Hilly Kristal. RollingStone.com also has a sneak peek of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop and actress Malin Akerman as Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. "CBGB" is expected to hit theaters later this year.
Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland is 65.
The Beat drummer Everett Morton is 63.
Former Wall of Voodoo singer-keyboardist Stan Ridgeway is 59.
Former Plimsouls singer-guitarist Peter Case is 59.
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is 47.
--Today in Rock History
R.E.M. played its first gig at a church in Athens, Georgia.
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark's "If You Leave" broke into the Top 40 chart.
Construction finally began on the long-awaited Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Nirvana's Kurt Cobain killed himself at his home in Seattle.
The Cars albums "Candy-O" and "The Cars" and the Crash Test Dummies' album "God Shuffled His Feet" were certified multi-Platinum, while Bush's album "Sixteen Stone" was certified Gold.
Aerosmith's album "Nine Lives" debuted at number one on the Hot 200 Album chart.
Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath drummer Cozy Powell was killed in a car crash near Bristol, England. He was 50.
Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley died of a drug overdose at his home in Seattle. He was 34.
R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was found not guilty of a variety of charges stemming from an alleged air rage incident on a British Airways flight in April 2001. The jury in the London court heard testimony from Buck as well as R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills and U2's Bono during the three-week trial. Buck said he was "relieved" by the outcome.
Nirvana fans held a vigil at Viretta Park in Seattle to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.
Courtney Love was in court in Los Angeles. An L.A. cop testified that Love appeared to be intoxicated and had told him she'd taken, quote, "hillbilly heroin," or Oxycontin, on the October 2003 night she was arrested for drug possession. Love had denied the charges.
Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, erected a guitar-shaped statue in honor of the Nirvana frontman. The unveiling also marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's death.
Marshall Amplifier creator Jim Marshall, known as the "Lord of Loud," died in Milton Keynes, England at the age of 88.