The Dish - 09/04/13
9/4/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Korn Announces Family Values Festival Lineup
Korn is sharing a little more about the band's new-look Family Values. The rockers recently announced that their hit metal-meets-rap tour will be returning this year as a one-day festival, and now they've unveiled the details. The first Family Values event since 2007 will take place in Denver on October 5th. And in addition to Korn, the lineup will feature Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly, and Beware of Darkness. Korn frontman Jonathan Davis says he and his bandmates wanted to come up with a big way to celebrate their upcoming album, "The Paradigm Shift," and the return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. The new record drops October 8th, while Family Values tickets go on sale this Friday.
--STP Kick Off First Tour With Chester Bennington Today
The Stone Temple Pilots are hitting the road with their new frontman. The band debuted the revamped lineup with Chester Bennington back in May, and now their ready to embark on their first tour with the Linkin Park singer. The trek starts tonight in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and will keep the group busy for the rest of the month. Meanwhile, fans can also look forward to the first EP from the Bennington-led version of STP. "High Rise" is scheduled to hit stores on October 8th. The collection features five new songs, including the previously released single "Out of Time."
--Loretta Lynn Wants To Make Another Album With Jack White
Jack White may soon have another project to keep him busy. The rocker recently revealed that he's working on a new Dead Weather album, and now Loretta Lynn says she'd also like to spend some time in the studio with him. The country icon tells "Billboard" she's thinking about going after White for a follow-up to their previous collaboration, "Van Lear Rose." The former White Stripe produced Lynn's 2004 effort, in addition to singing and playing various instruments on the record. "Van Lear Rose" received almost universal acclaim and scored a pair of Grammys for Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for Lynn and White's duet "Portland, Oregon."
--Geoff Tate Wins Postponement Of Queensryche Name Trial
There'll be two Queensryches for a little longer. The band's former frontman Geoff Tate has won a continuance in the case, which will decide ownership of the Queensryche name. Tate and his ex-bandmates Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfeld have been in a legal battle over the moniker since Tate's high-profile ouster from the group last year. The issue was scheduled to be resolved in court in November, but Tate recently filed a request that the case be postponed. Court documents explain that Tate would like more time to pursue an out-of-court settlement. They add that there could be as many as 80 witnesses, so his side also needs more time to prepare if the case ends up going to trial.
While Wilton, Jackson, and Rockenfeld filed an opposition to the continuance, the judge ruled in Tate's favor. The new court date has been set for January 27th.
-- Freddie Mercury Biopic's Future In Question
The planned Freddie Mercury biopic is reportedly still in the works. The team behind the film tell the BBC the project is "still very much alive." They're responding to remarks made over the weekend by screenwriter Peter Morgan, who told the BBC on Sunday that the movie is "probably not going to happen" after losing Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen -- who had been tapped to portray the late Queen frontman in the film, pulled out in July over creative differences. The band's surviving members have the final say over the script, and want to keep the story PG, while Cohen wanted to take part in a more R-rated tell-all about the rocker.
--Music on TV
Passion Pit is the musical guest on tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
White Lies performs on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers is 62.
Former Minutemen and current fIREHOSE drummer George Hurley is 55.
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil is 53.
New Found Glory bassist Ian Grushka is 36.
--Today in Rock History
The Beatles, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, recorded together for the first time at EMI's St. John Wood Studio. They cut "Love Me Do," "P.S. I Love You," "How Do You Do It," and three other songs.
The Sex Pistols made its first television appearance on the British show "So It Goes."
Gregg Allman was arrested for drunk driving. The incident occurred just after the keyboardist got his license back after a five year suspension.
Pink Floyd released the album " A Momentary Lapse Of Reason."
Radiohead's "Creep" peaked at number 34 on the pop singles chart.
The Smashing Pumpkins won seven MTV Video Music Awards for the clip "Tonight Tonight."
System of a Down released the album "Toxicity."
Aerosmith and Good Charlotte were among the performers at the "NFL Kickoff Live" concert in Washington, DC, to launch the new season of football.
The Spin Doctors announced that the group was getting back together.
Ozzfest organizers cancelled the trek's final show, in West Palm Beach, Florida, over concerns about Hurricane Frances, which was approaching the Florida coast.
The first guitar Jimi Hendrix ever set on fire sold at an auction for 580-thousand-dollars, while The Beatles' first management contract signed in 1962 by the four band members and manager Brian Epstein raked in just under half a million dollars.