The Dish - 07/01/13
7/1/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Nine Inch Nails Debut David Lynch-Directed Video
Nine Inch Nails' latest music video isn't for everyone, but not just because of the macabre images. The David Lynch-directed clip for "Came Back Haunted" opens with a warning explaining that it has been identified to potentially trigger seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy. The video features a series of throbbing images of distorted figures and other appropriately "haunting" pictures mixed with close-up shots of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. "Came Back Haunted" is the lead single from his group's highly-anticipated album "Hesitation Marks," which is due out September 3rd.
--Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Plays National Anthem, Gets Bobblehead
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready recently found himself all over Seattle's Safeco Field. The Seattle-area musical icon strapped on his guitar and played the national anthem before his hometown Mariners' faced off against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. But McCready also popped up in the stands that night in the form of his new bobblehead doll, which was created as a special offer to benefit the Chrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. As a longtime sufferer of Chrohn's, McCready has worked hard to bring awareness of the disease.
--Skillet Expected To Crack Top Ten On Billboard 200
It looks like Skillet will be back in the Billboard 200 Top Ten. Industry sources suggest the Christian rockers' latest effort, "Rise," sold about 50-thousand copies last week, which should be enough to put the record into the chart's upper tier. It would be Skillet's second trip after their last album, 2009's "Awake," debuted at number two with 68-thousand copies sold. Meanwhile, fellow rockers August Burns Red are looking to earn their first top ten album with their sixth release, "Rescue and Restore," The metalcore stars are hoping sales of the record -- estimated to be around 25-thousand -- will be enough to get them there. However, both Skillet and August Burns Red will most likely be blocked from the number one slot by rapper Wale [[ wah-lay ]], whose set "The Gifted" is believed to have sold 140-thousand copies.
--AFI To Put Out New Album This Fall
California punk-rockers AFI have a new label, and fans will soon have a new album. According to "Billboard," the group recently signed with Universal label Republic Records and announced plans to put out a new disc this fall. Frontman Davey Havok says they've been working on the follow-up to 2009's "Crash Love" for the past two years, and they "could not be more excited" to share the new tunes. But so far, AFI have only unveiled a series of mysterious teaser videos on their website, AFireInside.net. The band is also scheduled to return to the stage in September with appearances at Riot Fest events in Chicago and Denver.
--Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne Throw "Wedding Party" In France
Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne haven't tied the knot just yet, but they spent the weekend partying like they did anyway. A source close to the bride-to-be tells "Us Weekly" the couple threw a "wedding party" Saturday night in Cannes, France as part of the build-up to the actual wedding ceremony, which is scheduled to take place today. Kroeger and Lavigne first announced their engagement last August. Lavigne says she and Kroeger have penned a special wedding song, which they supposedly intend to release sometime after their big day.
--Blur's Alex James Co-Hosting Cooking Show
Blur bassist Alex James is showing off his foodie side. "Billboard" says the British rocker -- who also produces artisan cheeses -- is set to co-host an Australian cooking show dubbed "Recipes That Rock." The six-part series is scheduled to premiere July 14th, and will feature James teaming up with Australia's rock-star chef Matt Stone. The duo filmed the travelogue Down Under back in November. Meanwhile, James is also reportedly working on the long-awaited new Blur album. The band also has a number of festival dates booked this summer, including an appearance at Poland's Open-er Festival this Wednesday.
--Rush Welcomes Stanley Cup To Chicago-Area Concert
Rush is expressing their appreciation for the up close and personal look at the Stanley Cup. The Canadian band performed in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park Friday night, just hours after the city's celebration for the Blackhawks on their NHL championship. On Thursday, the Blackhawks' Daniel Carcillo tweeted that he was "enthused about catching" the Rush concert, adding that he "may bring along a silver friend." And he did. The band posted a series of photos from the show, including one of drummer Neil Peart tapping out a few beats on the bottom of the trophy and another of Carcillo taking center stage hoisting the Cup over his head. A backstage photo features frontman Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson kissing the Cup. Rush tweeted about the experience afterwards, thanking Carcillo for "bringing your silver friend," and adding in another tweet, "Chicago, you were epic. What a day to share with you!" Rush is on their "Clockwork Angels 2013 Tour."
--Rolling Stones Make Glastonbury Debut
The Rolling Stones can scratch the Glastonbury Festival off their to-do list. The band performed at the long-running UK event over the weekend, making their debut at the festival as Saturday's main stage headliner. And unlike most of the shows on the band's "50 and Counting" trek, this time around there were no surprise performers. RollingStone.com says the only special guest joining them was former guitarist Mick Taylor, who added to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," "Midnight Rambler," and the final encore of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The band also played a reworked rendition of "Factory Girl," which they changed to "Glastonbury Girl," while their 20-song set featured a rare performance of "2000 Light Years From Home" as well. In addition, Keith Richards took the lead on two songs -- "You Got The Silver" and "Happy."
The UK's "Telegraph" says the band received mixed reviews from fans but raves from the critics, including their own music reporter who called it "one of the greatest rock and roll sets Glastonbury has ever seen." The Stones will wrap up their tour with two more concerts in London. Their next performance is coming up on July 6th.
--David Bowie Wanted For NBC's "Hannibal"
David Bowie is getting an acting job pitched to him. "Hannibal's" showrunner Bryan Fuller tells E! News the NBC series would like to add the rock legend to the cast. He says they've "reached out" to him to "see if he's interested and available." Fuller explains that they'd like Bowie for the role of Hannibal's uncle, Count Robert Lecter. While the character was killed off in the Thomas Harris books the series is based on, Fuller says the show uses "a little bit of J.J. Abrams-style alternate universe storytelling where he could still be alive." Bowie hasn't given a response yet to the offer.
Blondie's Debbie Harry is 68.
B-52's frontman Fred Schneider is 62.
Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is 50.
--Today in Rock History
Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." On the show he wore tails and sang "Hound Dog" to a bassett hound, and was forbidden to dance. Teens protested the next day in front of NBC, saying that they wanted the "real Elvis."
Jimi Hendrix began recording for the first time at his own studio in New York City. It is known as The Electric Ladyland.
Van Halen's album "1984" was certified multi-Platinum.
Legendary disc jockey Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack. He was 56.
The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed in Los Angeles, marking their first concert following the death of bassist John Entwistle. Entwistle had died four days earlier in Las Vegas.
According to "The New York Post," Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson's engagement was over.
Great White's planned benefit tour to help the families of victims of their February concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, was downsized and opening acts L.A. Guns and XYZ dropped because venues were requiring Great White to purchase additional insurance, which, according to a post on the L.A. Guns' website, quote, "wasn't realistic."
Hinder performed at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.
Gym Class Heroes singer Travis McCoy was arrested in St. Louis after he got into a fight with a concertgoer at the Vans Warped Tour. The scuffle occurred after an audience member yelled a racial slur at the performer during the group's set. McCoy was released from custody on 500-dollars bond, and charged with third-degree assault.
Slipknot unveiled their new masks online via AOL Music.