The Dish - 08/29/13
8/29/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Stone Temple Pilots' New EP Due Out In October
The new-look Stone Temple Pilots are sharing more details about their new music. The band says their first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington will be called "High Rise," and is scheduled to hit stores on October 8th. The collection will feature five new tracks, including their previously released single "Out of Time" and another new song called "Tomorrow." But before fans get their hands on "High Rise," they can catch the Stone Temple Pilots on the road. The band kicks off a U.S. tour September 4th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
--Wes Scantlin's Hummer Involved In Hit-And-Run
Police have a few questions for Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin after the rocker's Hummer was found abandoned in the Hollywood Hills this week. Sources tell TMZ.com the vehicle appeared to have sideswiped a parked car before it was abandoned and it was missing its front wheel. It's not known if Scantlin or someone else was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. Police only learned that it was registered to the singer after a license plate check. The Hummer has since been impounded. Sources say the case is being treated as a misdemeanor hit-and-run, though Scantlin is not considered a suspect - at least not yet.
So far, police have not been able to speak to Scantlin, but his attorney tells TMZ he'd be surprised to learn if the rocker was involved as he rarely drives, preferring to take public transportation or rides from friends.
--Jared Leto: MTV VMAs Are "Supposed To Be Wild, Titillating"
Jared Leto says he's not sure why people are making such a fuss over Miley Cyrus' performance at this past weekend's Video Music Awards. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman tells "Billboard" the annual MTV ceremony isn't the Kennedy Center Honors. He argues that "it's supposed to be out there and wild and titillating." But Leto adds that he finds it interesting just how shocked people were after Miley's show. He says there are probably more shocking things that they could worry about, like the raves their kids are going to or the video games they're playing.
Leto got to see the Miley's infamous performance first-hand. He was at the VMAs to introduce Kanye West, and also wound up winning a Moonman for Best Rock Video during the pre-show.
--Ginger Baker Suggested For Black Sabbath Album
If producer Rick Rubin had his way, Black Sabbath's "13" would have featured Ginger Baker playing with the band. Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi tells Portland, Oregon's "Willamette Week" Rubin suggested the former Cream drummer when it was evident the band's own drummer, Bill Ward, wouldn't be taking part in the project. But Iommi admits the group "put a stop" to Rubin's plans. While Tony doesn't say specifically why the band opposed working with Baker, he explains that they "didn't want to go in the studio and have...problems." While Baker is one of music's most respected drummers, he also has a reputation for being temperamental and sometimes difficult to work with. Sabbath ended up recording "13" with another drummer Rubin suggested -- Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk. Black Sabbath is now on the road in support of the album. The group will be performing in Phoenix on Friday.
--Henry Rollins Gets Love Advice From RuPaul
Henry Rollins is getting a little relationship advice from RuPaul in the latter's new web-series, "RuPaul Drives." As the title suggests, the show features RuPaul driving friends around town and chatting along the way. In the second episode, Ru and Rollins start talking about love. The rocker admits he hasn't had the "maturity, strength of character, and moral courage" to open himself up to another person. But the "Drag Race" star gives Rollins a pep-talk, suggesting he "stay vulnerable" and "allow people to see those icky bits." Fans can watch more from the duo's trip at the World of Wonder YouTube page.
--Eyehategod Say Drummer Died Of Respiratory Failure
Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze's death last week is being attributed to respiratory failure. The band released a brief statement on Wednesday explaining that doctors confirmed the cause of death to LaCaze's family. They also note that the drummer suffered from long term asthma, but don't offer any other details on his passing. LaCaze died last Friday, August 23rd, just two days after his 42nd birthday and not long after Eyehategod wrapped a five-week tour through Europe. The band says an account has been set up to benefit the drummer's daughter. Any fans who'd like to help can make donations to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank.
--Music on TV
Lenny Kravitz performs with Gladys Knight on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
Avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás is 58.
Former Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser is 50.
--Today in Rock History
The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and drummer Ken Brown, played their first gig at the Casbah Coffee Club.
The Beatles performed the last show of the group's last tour, at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
Three people were arrested in Memphis and charged with trying to steal the body of Elvis Presley, who had been buried at the local Forest Hill cemetery a week and a half earlier. Consequently, Elvis' dad had the bodies of Elvis and Elvis' mom Gladys moved to the grounds of Graceland.
Eddie Van Halen met Valerie Bertinelli.
The original "American Bandstand" studio at WFIL-TV in Philadelphia was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Guns N' Roses "November Rain" peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
A new Guns N' Roses song, "IRS," made its debut on a New York radio station. The song was slated for inclusion on the long awaited album "Chinese Democracy." The band's management insisted the track be retrieved from the station.
Jimi Hendrix topped a "Rolling Stone" magazine listing of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Garbage announced that the group was cancelling an upcoming European tour, saying band members had "overextended themselves."
Velvet Revolver played a special charity show in St. Paul, Minnesota in honor of drummer Matt Sorum's brother Daniel, who passed away earlier in the year at the age of eleven from brain-stem cancer. Money raised through the fundraiser went to the Daniel J. Sorum Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefiting The Willmar Community Christian School.
Foo Fighters were the headliners for the first day of the two-day Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary Celebration concerts. Other performers at the four-day event included Daughtry, the Black Crowes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Puddle of Mudd, Los Lonely Boys, and Blind Melon, as well as ZZ Top, Peter Frampton, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Dr. John, and War.
Great White and Quiet Riot were among the headliners at the Jani Lane Memorial Concert in Los Angeles. L.A. Guns, Enuff Znuff, and Slammin' Gladys also performed at the event honoring the late Warrant frontman, who passed away a few weeks earlier.
Slash and his wife, Perla, marked their tenth anniversary with a special vow-renewal ceremony in Ibiza. However, their actual tenth anniversary wasn't until October 15th.
Van Halen's Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for a stomach ailment. The guitarist needed an additional six months recovery time, which forced the band to postpone their planned November Japanese tour.