Daily Rock Dish - 5/13/13
5/13/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Lamb Of God Hint At New Music On The Horizon
Lamb of God fans might have something new to look forward to. Guitarist for the metal act Mark Morton recently hinted at the possibility of new material in a vague Facebook post, simply saying that he and his bandmates are "back to writing riffs." If the band does have a new album on the way, it will be the first since frontman Randy Blythe was tried in a Czech court on charges of manslaughter. The singer was acquitted back in March, and Lamb of God is now gearing up for a North American tour in support of last year's album, "Resolution." The trek is scheduled to start this Thursday in Asheville, North Carolina.
--Black Sabbath Discuss "CSI" Appearance In Behind-The-Scenes Video
Being a guest star on "CSI" is a real treat for Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. In a CBS behind-the-scenes video from the show, the rocker explains that he's a longtime fan of the series. However, band members admit they aren't really challenged as actors, since they're portraying themselves on the show. But Ozzy Osbourne says it still wasn't as easy as it looks. He explains that the taping involved lot of "hurry up and wait" because there was "a lot of stuff going on." The show will feature Black Sabbath's U.S. premiere of the song "End of the Beginning," which is from the band's upcoming album, "13." Their appearance on "CSI" will air on CBS this Wednesday. Black Sabbath's album "13" will be in stores on June 11th.
--Stones Welcome Katy Perry At Vegas Concert
Katy Perry is the latest surprise guest to show up on stage with the Rolling Stones. On Saturday, the pop star joined the legendary rockers for a stop on their "50 and Counting" tour at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on their hit "Beast Of Burden." Katy confirmed that she'd be the night's special guest just a few hours before taking the stage, tweeting that she was "much obliged and quite honored" to be their pick this week. After her performance, she took to Twitter again raving about having had just "gyrated on Mick Jagger." Other artists who have joined the Stones on their tour so far include Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban, and Tom Waits.
--New Order To Release Charity Live Album This Summer
New Order fans will soon have a chance to simultaneously relive one of the band's 2012 festival stops and send some money toward a good cause. The group announced this weekend that they plan to release a new live album dubbed "New Order: Live at Bestival 2012" on July 8th. The set was recorded from New Order's Bestival appearance on England's Isle of Wight, and all proceeds from the release will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust. The charity offers counseling, advice, information, and support services to young people under the age of 25. "New Order: Live at Bestival 2012" will be available digitally via iTunes and Amazon, while physical copies can be ordered through SundayBest.net.
Darius Rucker is 47. He fronted Hootie and the Blowfish before starting a career as a country music star.
Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden in 34.
--Today in Rock History
Elvis Presley's concert in Jacksonville, Florida turned into a riot as frenzied fans charged the singer, tearing off most of his clothes.
The Rolling Stones released the single "Paint It Black."
Jefferson Airplane frontwoman Grace Slick crashed her car into a concrete wall near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Her accident caused a delay in the band's recording sessions.
Iron Maiden released the album "Piece of Mind."
U2's album "The Joshua Tree" was certified Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum.
Iron Maiden began a world tour with a show in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, in support of the album "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son."
Judas Priest released the album "Ram It Down."
Bon Jovi's "I'll Be There For You" hit number one on the pop singles chart.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers provided some voices for the season finale of "The Simpsons."
A thief broke in to The Cure's van, which was parked in front of a hotel in New York. Thousands of dollars, the group's plane tickets back to England, and frontman Robert Smith's passport were among the items stolen.
Stone Temple Pilots' album "Tiny Music Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" was certified Gold and Platinum.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones had to cancel a concert at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles because a backed up sewer pipe filled the venue with a foul odor.
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland announced that he'd joined up with former members of Guns N' Roses for the group "The Project," which later became Velvet Revolver.
Alice Cooper performed at Arizona State University's graduation ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.