The Dish - 1/22/14
1/22/2014 3:00:00 PM
For: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
--QOTSA, NIN, Grohl, Buckingham Joining Forces For Grammy Finale
Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails will be making their Grammy telecast debut together this weekend. Trent Reznor and Josh Homme's respective bands have been booked to close out the big show alongside Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich says the quartet's planned number knocked him out when he they first presented it, and adds that "there's nothing better than when the Grammy's can rock out." This year's event will also include performances from Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, and many more. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to start Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS.
--Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Working On David Fincher Film Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are once again lending their talents to a David Fincher film. The Nine Inch Nails frontman confirmed via Twitter Tuesday that he and Ross will be scoring Fincher's upcoming project, "Gone Girl." This will be the duo's third time working with the director after "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Reznor and Ross won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the "Social Network" score, and their work on "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" earned a Golden Globe nomination. "Gone Girl" -- which co-stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike -- is due out this October.
--Tool Announces North American Tour Dates
Tool will be hitting the road in North America this year for the first time since 2012. The prog metal act has announced plans to play a string of shows along the West Coast in the spring, starting March 4th with a show in Spokane, Washington. So far the trek only includes five stops in the U.S. and a pair of gigs in Mexico. Tickets will start to go on sale this Friday, and fans can get more information about VIP options at ToolBand.com. Meanwhile, the tour news also adds more fuel to the rumors that Tool will have a new album out this year. It would be the band's first studio release since 2006's "10,000 Days."
Tool's North American tour dates:
March 4 -- Spokane, WA -- Spokane Arena
March 6 -- Portland, OR -- Moda Center
March 7 -- Eugene, OR -- Matthew Knight Arena
March 9 -- Reno, NV -- Reno Event Center
March 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 18 -- Mexico City, Mexico -- Palacio de los Deportes
March 21 -- Veracruz, Mexico -- Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014
--Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Pregnant With First Child
Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee says she's been working on a "very special project" for 2014 -- a baby. The singer announced via Twitter that she and husband Josh Hartzer are expecting their first child. Lee said she just couldn't keep the big news a secret any longer, and added that she and Josh couldn't be happier. Meanwhile, Lee has also been working on the score for the new film "War Story," which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
--My Chemical Romance Announce Greatest Hits Album
My Chemical Romance will soon have something new in music stores, almost one year to the day after the band called it quits. The rockers are set to release their first greatest hits compilation "May Death Never Stop You" on March 25th. The 19-track collection comes with hits like "Helena," "Welcome to the Black Parade," and "Sing," as well as demos and a previously unreleased song titled "Fake Your Death." Fans can also pick up the exclusive online edition, which adds on a DVD and a t-shirt. The package is available to pre-order now at MyChemicalRomance.com.
My Chemical Romance announced back in March of 2013 that they were going their separate ways after 12 years together. They released four studio albums during that span and were also reportedly working on a fifth, dubbed "Conventional Weapons," that was eventually scrapped.
My Chemical Romance's "May Death Never Stop You" track list:
1. Fake Your Death (Previously Unreleased)
2. Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
3. Vampires Will Never Hurt You
5. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
6. I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
7. The Ghost Of You
8. Welcome To The Black Parade
12. Famous Last Words
13. Na Na Na
15. Planetary (Go!)
16. The Kids From Yesterday
17. Skylines And Turnstiles (Demo)
18. Knives/Sorrow (Demo)
19. Cubicles (Demo)
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steve Adler is 49.
Former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody is 33.
--Today In History
David Bowie came out as a bisexual in an interview with the British publication "Melody Music Maker."
The Clash peaked at number three on the pop singles chart with "Rock the Casbah."
Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash caused a stir when he swore several time while accepting an American Music Award during the live ABC-TV telecast. The network is said to have received numerous calls about the language.
U2 released the EP "U2 7."
The legendary New York Club the Bottom Line closed after the owners and the property landlord couldn't come up with a new lease agreement. The club had been experiencing financial difficulties. Numerous artists, including The Ramones and Lou Reed, had performed at the famed venue.
Coldplay, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews and U2's Bono and The Edge were among the many performers at at the George Clooney-led "Hope For Haiti Telethon," a multi-network international fundraiser in support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
Bret Michaels sold his 1969 Camaro at the Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for 220-thousand-dollars.
Steven Tyler sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of the New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens playoff game, and sparked a rash of criticism for his rock rendition of the anthem.