The Dish - 09/30/13
9/30/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Guests On New Modest Mouse Album
Modest Mouse will have a little help from Krist Novoselic on their long-awaited new album. The Nirvana bassist explained in a recent interview with Spotify that he worked with the band on one of their new songs for the still-untitled record, which he calls "pretty edgy." Novoselic told the "Twin Cities Daily Planet" last summer that he was hanging out and playing with Modest Mouse, but at the time he said he wasn't sure if anything would come out of it. So far there's no word when the new Modest Mouse music will be released, but the band reportedly hopes to have it out by next year.
The album will be the first from Modest Mouse since their 2009 EP "No One's first and You're Next," and their first full-length effort since 2007's "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank."
--Moby Releases New, Guest-Heavy Album Today
Moby and his supporting cast are back with a new album today. The electronic music star changed tactics a little for "Innocents" -- his follow-up to 2011's "Destroyed -- by collaborating with a number of guest artists. The first two singles -- "A Case for Shame" and "The Perfect Life" -- feature Cold Specks and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, respectively. Mark Lanegan and Skylar Grey also show up on the album, while Mark Spike Stent co-produced "Innocents," marking the first time Moby chose to work with an outside producer. Moby has no plans to tour behind the album, but he has invited some of his collaborators to play with him during a three night stint at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles starting Wednesday, October 2nd.
--Aerosmith's Joe Perry Launches New BBQ Sauce
Aerosmith's Joe Perry has found a new way to "rock your world." The guitarist is introducing a new barbecue sauce to his line of "Rock Your World Boneyard Brew" products. The sauce is described as having a "sweet smoky taste" that "will kick your taste buds up to eleven." It's recommended for "everything from burgers to ribs" to "make every BBQ as exciting as a concert." "Joe Perry's Rock Your World BBQ Sauce" joins a product line that also includes the original "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew" hot sauce, and "Joe Perry's Rock Your World Mango Tango," a chunky, spicy sauce made from blend of mangoes, peaches, habanero peppers, and other ingredients. Details on all the sauces are available at JoePerry.com.
--Former Great White Bassist Dies
An early member of Great White has died. Blabbermouth.net reports that bassist Lorne Black passed away on Friday. While details on Black's death haven't been revealed, Great White guitarist Mark Kendall says he'd spoken with Lorne's cousin Robert "a few months ago," and learned then that "Lorne wasn't too good." He adds that he "loved Lorne," and is "truly sad to get this news." Great White's founding frontman Jack Russell praises Lorne in a statement, calling his one-time bandmate "a huge part of the first incarnation of Great White." He also adds his sympathy to Black's family, friends, and fans. Black joined Great White in the early 1980s. He played on the band's first three albums, including the group's bass-driven breakthrough single "Rock Me," which was a top ten hit in 1987.
--Journey Documentary Debuting On PBS Monday
Journey's Arnel Pineda admits he's "still in disbelief" over the dramatic turn his life has taken. The singer tells "Rolling Stone" that joining the long-running, internationally famous rock band led to his world "being turned upside down -- but in a good way, a fantastic way." He adds that while the past six years haven't always been easy, becoming Journey's lead singer has been "such a blessing." Fans can learn more about Pineda's experiences transitioning from singing in clubs in the Philippines to fronting Journey in the documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey." The film, which chronicles Arnel's first year with the group, is hitting the small screen Monday night. It's making its TV debut as part of PBS' "Independent Lens" series.
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is 49.
Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac is 49.
--Today in Rock History
Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding formalized their working partnership, as Hendrix's manager, Chas Chandler, invited Redding to become the bassist for the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
U2's album "The Joshua Tree" was certified multi-Platinum.
John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ratt's album "Out of the Cellar" was certified multi-Platinum, while Metallica's single "Enter Sandman" was certified Gold.
The B-52's Kate Pierson was arrested at the New York editorial offices of "Vogue" magazine where she had staged a sit-in protest against fur clothing.
An animated George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances on the 5th season premier of "The Simpsons."
Two firefighters lost their jobs and two others were suspended for taking rock memorabilia from the burnt remains of Jefferson Starship frontwoman Grace Slick's Northern California home.
U2's Bono appealed for the release of imprisoned peace activist and nuclear scientist Mordecha Vanunu when the group performed in Tel Aviv, Israel. Vanunu had been convicted of revealing Israel's nuclear secrets to the press.
Joey Ramone, Guns N' Roses' Slash, and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen were among those making guest appearances on "The Drew Carey Show." The plotline involved these guys auditioning to be the lead guitarist in Drew's band.
Former Dead Kennedys members guitarist East Bay Ray, bassist Klaus Flouride, and drummer D.H. Peligro agreed to split from Alternative Tentacles Records, a label established by DK's frontman Jello Biafra in 1983. The trio said they'd been unable to settle claims of royalty underpayments with the label. Biafra wasn't at the meeting in which the vote was taken.
Courtney Love's legal troubles continued to mount as she was sued by a travel agency that claimed she owed the company nearly 50-thousand-dollars to cover airline tickets that she failed to pay for.
Metallica appeared on "The Jane Pauley Show."
Kid Rock was honored with the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award in his native Detroit.