The Dish - 08/23/13
8/23/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Metallica To Perform At The Apollo
It's Metallica's show time at the Apollo. The heavy metal vets are scheduled to perform next month at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, known for showcasing jazz, soul and R&B acts over the years. The event is being sponsored by SiriusXM satellite radio, which is promoting Metallica's Apollo appearance as a one-night only event. The concert will take place September 21st, just days before the September 27th release of the band's new Imax 3D movie "Metallica: Through the Never."
--Green Day Pay Tribute To Clash Frontman During London Show
Green Day took a break from their recent marathon performance in London to wish Clash frontman Joe Strummer a happy birthday. According to "NME," Billie Joe Armstrong stopped four songs into the band's gig at the Brixton Academy to pay tribute to the rock icon, who died in 2002 but would have turned 61 on Wednesday. Green Day's opener, Frank Turner, also dedicated a song to Strummer, and quoted a Hold Steady song that refers to "Saint Joe Strummer" as "out only decent teacher." Green Day went on to play a three-hour set that included a full performance of their 1994 debut album "Dookie." The gig functioned as a warm-up show for their headlining appearances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The multi-city U.K. events will also feature headlining performances from Biffy Clyro and Eminem. The full lineups are available at RedingFestival.com and LeedsFestival.com.
--"American Idiot" Musical Doc To See Theatrical Release
A documentary about the making of Green Day's album-to-Broadway musical "American Idiot" is heading to theaters. "Broadway Idiot" will open in New York on October 11th before expanding nationwide and in Canada on October 18th. Producers say the documentary will also be available through video-on-demand services on the 18th. "Broadway Idiot" first screened at the South By Southwest Film Festival earlier this year. The movie follows Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and his collaboration with Broadway producers to turn his band's album into a stage musical.
--Motley Crue Announces Farewell Tour Starting Spring 2014
Motley Crue has confirmed that they will have one final farewell tour next year before saying goodbye to fans. In an interview with "Billboard," Vince Neil says the group isn't using the term "farewell" loosely. The frontman says they are planning "one more time around the world" next spring after which they'll "kinda call it quits." He says that it's "just that time" and the goal is to go out "on top" while they are still selling out arenas and stadiums. Neil made a point to say that their farewell is "not gonna be a KISS farewell" and that it's "definitely for real." But that doesn't mean they won't ever take the stage again. Neil says that he's sure that five or ten years down the line, they'll "probably do something again together."
For now, fans can still look forward to their return to Las Vegas next month. The group will be at the Hard Rock Hotel for twelve nights starting September 18th.
--Report: Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Loses "Bob Dylan's Hair" In Divorce
It seems the ex-wife of Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is going after more than just the rocker's gold. TMZ says Stephanie Gonis and Auerbach's divorce was finalized in Tennessee this week after the couple reached a deal in the division of their assets. According to the divorce documents, Gonis gets more than five-million dollars, the couple's SUV, and one of the family homes, as well as something described as "Bob Dylan's Hair." The hairy details about the unusual asset are still unclear, including how Auerbach may have obtained the rock icon's locks in the first place. Nevertheless, the memorabilia is no longer his to worry about.
Even before the hair swap details surfaced, it was already clear that Auerbach and Gonis' divorce battle was a bitter one. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Auerbach claimed Gonis tried to commit suicide twice in the same day. That led a judge to give the rocker temporary custody of the couple's daughter.
--Stryper Offers Preview Of New Album Offerings
Stryper is offering up a sampling of things to come. The band has released snippets of three tracks from its upcoming album, "Hell To Pay," due out November 5th. The tracks, "Revelation," "Saved By Love" and "Marching Into Battle" are among 12 songs that will be featured on the set, which Stryper says includes some of the rockers' "strongest and heaviest material ever."
After ten successful years together, Stryper broke up in 1992, only to return to reunite in 2003. The band still includes the original lineup of Michael Sweet on lead vocals and guitar; Tim Gaines on bass; Robert Sweet on drums; and Oz Fox on guitar.
Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison is 62.
Rick Springfield is 64.
Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo is 52.
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is 51.
--Today In Rock History
It was the beginning of the end for the Beatles when Ringo quit the band. He later returned.
Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground after the band performed a concert at New York's Max's Kansas City. The show was released as the album "Live at Max's Kansas City."
Drummer Max Weinberg joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
Organizers of "Nobody's Child" received their first royalty check from Warner Brothers for 500-thousand-dollars. Guns N' Roses and The Cars' frontman Ric Ocasek are on the album. The project was a fundraiser for Romanian orphans.
Ozzy Osbourne's interview, over which he sent a letter of protest to the Fox News Channel, aired on the network. While Osbourne discussed his wife's cancer and his family's MTV reality TV show, he insisted he thought the only portion that was going to air was his comments on Elvis Presley, and consequently the interview was, quote, "conducted under false pretenses."
"Duck Dodgers" made its debut on the Cartoon Network. The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recorded the animated show's theme song along with veteran Welsh pop star Tom Jones.
Queen became the first Western rock group to have its albums officially authorized for sale in Iran. While the conservative Islamic country typically censored Western music, and homosexuality is a criminal offense in the Middle Eastern nation, the classic rock group with the flamboyant frontman got the OK from authorities because the late Freddie Mercury was of Iranian descent.
Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became the first musician to be inducted into London's Walk of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne topped a British "Reader's Digest" poll of the UK's silliest celebrity.
Machine Head was the big winner at the "Kerrang!" Awards 2007, which took place in London, while Judas Priest, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Madina Lake were also recognized at the event.
Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger appeared at UCLA's Royce Hall for the performance debut of the orchestral composition he wrote while recovering from surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.