The Dish - 09/11/13
9/11/2013 8:10:00 AM
--New Study Finds That Heavy Metal Makes People Happy
Heavy metal music, it seems, really can make you happy. According to "The Atlantic," a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has reached a conclusion that millions of metal fans already knew -- listening to perceived angry music can make people feel more calm and happier. Researchers explain that the aggressive music helps listeners address their emotions constructively. Bill Kelliher, guitarist for the heavy metal act Mastodon, tells "The Atlantic" he knows exactly what they're talking about. He says watching someone "just shredding" one of his favorite guitar riffs always gives him "an overwhelming sense of happiness."
--Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl Talk "In Utero" Outtakes
Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are offering a little insight into the bonus material on the upcoming anniversary edition of the band's "In Utero" album. The two rockers appeared on NPR's "All Songs Considered" to talk about recording the 1993 record, and share a few of the outtakes and b-sides that will fill out the new expanded version. One of the songs they previewed is called "Forgotten Tune," which Novoselic says is an unreleased track that neither he or Grohl could remember much about, including the title. Novoselic explains that they picked "Forgotten Tune" so people could make up their own minds about it. Plus, it perfectly represent the theme of revisiting old ideas and making something new out of them, which he says is the method they used when originally recording "In Utero." The 20th anniversary edition of the album is due out September 24th.
--Nine Inch Nails Release Live EP
Nine Inch Nails are in the middle of a break between their string of summer festival gigs and their upcoming "Tension" tour. But fans can still hear live music from Trent Reznor and the guys thanks to a new EP they unveiled Tuesday on Spotify. The four tracks were taken from the group's recent headlining slots at Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. The set includes "Copy of A," "Came Back Haunted" and "Find My Way" from their new "Hesitation Marks" album, as well as "Sanctified" from Nine Inch Nails' debut "Pretty Hate Machine." The band is scheduled to return to the road at the end of the month, kicking off their "Tension" tour on September 28th in St. Paul, Minnesota.
--LA KISS Offer Contract To Tebow
KISS is interested in Tim Tebow [[ TEE-boh ]]. The band, which is an owner of the Arena Football League expansion team LA KISS, is making an offer to the quarterback, extending a three-year contract to the former New England Patriot. KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons both hope Tim will sign on. Stanley calls Tebo "one of the most recognized and respected athletes in sport," and says it would mean "great things" for his fans and the team if he took the deal. Simmons adds that Tebo wouldn't just be "a great investment" for LA KISS, but believes Tim's "exciting style of play would definitely send shockwaves through the League." Tebo was released from the Patriots at the end of preseason, and has said he wants to continue to pursue his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL.
--Blink-182 To Play Benefit Show Tonight In Brooklyn
The guys in Blink-182 are set to take the stage tonight for a special show in Brooklyn. Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker are playing a sold-out intimate gig at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, with one-hundred-percent of their fee from the performance going to "two worthy charities." The first is Manhattan's William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, and the second is Los Angeles' City of Hope. The latter is a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.
--Surviving Doors Members Planning February Tribute Event For Ray Manzarek
Surviving Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore intend to pay tribute to their late bandmate Ray Manzarek on his birthday. Krieger tells UltimateClassicRock.com the details haven't been worked out yet, but they're hoping to host an event in Los Angeles on February 12th, on what would have been Ray's 75th birthday. Robby adds that they'd like to have "some people that Ray looked up to," such as Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock, join them for the show. Krieger also points out that if everything comes to fruition, the tribute show will mark the first time he and Densmore have performed together in "a long time." Manzarek passed away in May following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is 70.
Styx's Tommy Shaw is 60.
Dexys Midnight Runners and former Style Council keyboardist Mick Talbot is 55.
Moby is 48.
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft is 42.
Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland is 36.
Singer-songwriter Ben Lee is 35.
--Today In Rock History
David Bowie accepted Bing Crosby's invitation to appear on the legendary crooner's annual Christmas special. The two performed the duet "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth."
The Who played its first gig without drummer Keith Moon, with former Faces drummer Kenny Jones taking his place.
Peter Tosh was shot to death in his home in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 42.
Green Day turned down an invitation to perform on "Sesame Street," explaining, quote, "We couldn't handle a mosh pit full of five-year-olds."
AC/DC released the album "Ballbreaker."
David Bowie released the single "Telling Lies" only on the Internet. It was the first time ever a major recording artist had done an Internet only release.
Aerosmith, Tool, Dave Navarro, Anthrax, 311, Weezer, Lifehouse, Train, Melissa Etheridge, and Ben Folds were among the artists who cancelled concerts in the wake of the terrorist attacks that morning.
After a few spot cancellations, The White Stripes announced that they were scrapping their entire fall North American tour because drummer Meg White was suffering from acute anxiety and couldn't travel.