Daily Rock Dish - 4/11/13
4/11/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Black Sabbath To Debut New Song On "CSI" Finale
Black Sabbath will help "CSI" wrap up its current season. Band members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler will appear as themselves on the CBS drama, in a plotline that includes Ted Danson's character D.B. Russell and Marc Vann's character Conrad Ecklie going to a Black Sabbath concert. The band will perform the new song, "End of the Beginning," on the show. "CSI" Executive Producer Don McGill says they were "all really excited" to hear that Black Sabbath was interested in showcasing their new music on the program. He adds that since the group's new album is titled "13" and "CSI" is ending its 13th season, "it seemed like the perfect match." Black Sabbath's "CSI" appearance is set for May 15th. Sabbath's album "13" will be in stores on June 11th.
This won't be the first time Ozzy has used the "CSI" franchise to introduce new music. In 2010 the rocker debuted his solo single "Let Me Hear You Scream" on an episode of "CSI: NY."
--Nine Inch Nails Headlining Jay-Z's Made In America Festival
Nine Inch Nails' return to the road will now be going through Philadelphia. Trent Reznor and his new companions have been booked to headline the second edition of Jay-Z's Made In America Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place in the City of Brotherly Love on August 31st and September 1st. They'll be joined at the top of the bill by R&B diva Beyoncé, while Queens of the Stone Age, Deadmau5 [[ dead mouse ]], Phoenix, Calvin Harris and many more are also set to take the stage at the event. More information about the festival -- including ticket information and the full lineup -- is available at MadeInAmericaFest.com.
Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails are currently set to kick off their summer outing with an appearance at this year's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 26th. Their first U.S. performance on the books right now is Lollapalooza in August, but more tour dates are still expected.
--Ex-Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony "Flattered" By Roth's Recent Comments
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is expressing his appreciation for some kind words from David Lee Roth. Anthony tells Sirius/XM's "Eddie Trunk Live" it was "flattering to hear Dave talk like that." Anthony adds that when he was in the group Roth "never used to talk like that." He admits he doesn't really know how to respond to Diamond Dave's compliments, but adds that the singer doesn't need to try to win him over. Michael explains that he's a "water under the bridge" kind of guy who doesn't "hold any kind of grudges for anything." He also doesn't rule out a return to Van Halen, simply because "you never know what will happen at any time." Anthony explains that at this stage of his life and career "it's more about the friendship and just people," and if something happens musically, "all the better."
Back in February Roth told "Rolling Stone" that he really feels Michael's absence from Van Halen. He said he particularly misses Anthony's vocals, and praised Anthony as "arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever." Roth added that he "would always look forward to that reunion" with Anthony. Van Halen officially dropped Anthony from the band's lineup in 2006, and replaced him with guitarist Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Anthony, meanwhile, has continued to work with former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, and in 2008 formed the supergroup Chickenfoot with Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
--Taymor And "Spider-Man" Producers Settle Lawsuit
A settlement deal is untangling "Spider-Man's" web of litigation. Director Julie Taymor and producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" have reached an agreement out of court. Details of the settlement were not made public but the "New York Daily News" quotes the parties involved who say the terms of the deal were "by mutual agreement of all the parties." Taymor also said she was pleased with the outcome in statement issued Wednesday. The deal caps a contentious back-and-forth that began when Taymor, an award-winning director, was fired from the costly and much-maligned production. Taymor filed a one-million-dollar lawsuit last November, claiming show producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, cheated her out of royalties. Cohl and Harris later countersued Taymor.
Featuring songs by U2's Bono and The Edge, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" has been touted as Broadway's most expensive production with cost estimates reported to be in the 75-million-dollar range. The show is still doing well, two years after opening to scathing reviews and controversy over accidents on the set. According to the "Daily News," "Spider-Man" has been consistently earning over one-million dollars a week.
With the first Coachella weekend just around the corner, anyone planning to attend the Indio, California event can now start making their schedules. Organizers have unveiled the set times at Coachella.com. They also announced that the festival will be streamed live on YouTube for the third year in a row. Coachella 2013 starts this Friday, April 12th.
--Music on TV
Paramore takes the stage on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," while the Dropkick Murphys serve as musical guest on tonight's episode of "Conan" on TBS.
Former Specials and Fun Boy Three singer Neville Staple is 58.
Former Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford is 50.
Marcy Playground bassist Dylan Keefe is 43.
--Today in Rock History
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Tom Jones, Donovan, The Moody Blues, and Dusty Springfield were among the performers at a concert sponsored by the British magazine "New Musical Express."
Kiss released the album "Destroyer."
David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion while on stage with Van Halen at a show in Spokane, Washington.
Eddie Van Halen married actress Valerie Bertinelli.
Def Leppard's album "Pyromania" was certified Platinum.
Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me" entered the Top 40 chart.
The Seattle coroner confirmed Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death was a suicide. Meanwhile, the band's album "In Utero" was certified double Platinum.
Former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic filed a notion compelling Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as the two parties battled over the legal rights to Nirvana's back catalog.
Ozzy Osbourne admitted that his then-upcoming CD "Black Rain" was the first album he'd ever recorded sober.
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and ex-wife Heather Locklear's divorce was finalized.
Bret Michaels cancelled his show in San Antonio, Texas at the last minute because he wasn't feeling well. He ended up needing his appendix removed, and underwent emergency surgery early the next morning.
In an open letter addressed to "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern," Axl Rose explained that he was declining both the invitation to attend the induction ceremony as well as his own induction. Guns N' Roses were added to the Rock Hall as part of the Class of 2012, and Rose was still inducted as a member of the band.
Avenged Sevenfold was a two-time winner at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Slipknot, Korn, and Slash also captured nods, along with Rush, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, and Evanescence signer Amy Lee.