The Dish - 1/23/14
1/23/2014 3:00:00 PM
For: Thursday, January 23, 2014
--Foo Fighters Rumored To Be Recording New Album In Multiple Locations
The Foo Fighters' new music may be well-traveled before it ends up in music stores. According to a "Billboard" article posted on Twitter, an insider says frontman Dave Grohl has been scouting iconic studios in 12 different cities to record the group's next album. Studios in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Seattle are reportedly definite, although nothing has been confirmed from the Foos' camp. Last year, however, Grohl did say that they were going to make album number eight in "a way that no one's ever done before." The group's follow-up to 2011's "Wasting Light" is expected to be released sometime this year.
--Black Label Society Headlining Golden Gods Tour
Black Label Society fans have another reason to expect a big 2014 from the rockers. In addition to the promise of a new album, they've also announced plans to lead this year's Revolver Golden Gods Tour. Details about the trek are still scarce, but it's scheduled to run from April 16th to June 7th. Tickets go on sale January 31st, and more performers expected to be announced soon. The outing coincides with Black Label Society's ninth studio effort, "Catacombs of the Black Vatican," which is due out April 8th.
--Love Cries In Court Over Daughter, Mishandling Of Cobain's Memory
Courtney Love's "Twibel" trial is apparently becoming quite the tearjerker for the rocker. According to "Spin," Love started crying on the witness stand Wednesday afternoon while talking about her relationship with her daughter, Frances Bean. The latest tears came just one day after Love reportedly began sobbing during the testimony of Canadian businessman Phillip Gross. Gross was discussing a guitar he bought from one of Kurt Cobain's former guitar techs that supposedly belonged to the Nirvana frontman but ultimately turned out to be a fake. The apparent mishandling of her late husband's legacy reportedly caused Love to cover her face with her hands and start crying.
The on-and-off Hole frontwoman is currently the subject of the first Twitter-related libel case to make it to trial in the U.S. It stems from a 2010 tweet that allegedly claimed Love's then-lawyer, Rhonda Holmes, had been "bought off." Love argued last week that the tweet was merely opinion, and said that she only intended to send the message to two people. Both sides are expected to give their closing arguments on Thursday.
--Prosecutors Not Pursuing Case Against Ex-Anthrax Guitarist
Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz is no longer facing the threat of a domestic violence charge. The rocker was arrested on Christmas Day and booked on suspicion of domestic abuse after an incident at his home in Florida. His wife Candi said afterward that it was all a "big misunderstanding" and told the state attorney's office that she didn't want to press charges against Spitz. Now, according to Gossip Extra, prosecutors have officially dropped the case because they felt there was no way they could proceed without Candi's testimony.
--Colin Greenwood Says Radiohead's Next Album Is "Up In The Air"
Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood says the band's next album is "up in the air" at this point. He tells "Drowned in Sound" that he and his bandmates are all looking forward to working on the follow-up to 2011's "King of Limbs," but they're currently focused on other projects. Greenwood, for example, was recently named the official ambassador for the U.K.'s inaugural Independent Venue Week. And he says Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is taking "some quiet time" after a busy year with Atoms for Peace. But Greenwood says they're all excited about the prospect of embarking on their "next adventure" once all the dust settles.
Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander is 61.
UB40 bassist Earl Falconer is 57.
--Today In Rock History
Patti Smith broke her back when she fell from the stage during a concert in Tampa, Florida.
Bon Jovi released its self-titled album.
Nirvana cut a ten-song demo tape which made its way to Sub Pop Records and grunge was born.
Smashing Pumpkins released the single "1979."
Slayer announced that the band was looking for a new drummer, and launched the Slayer Drum Search Contest as a way of holding auditions.
A judge ordered Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland to serve six-months in rehab. The sentence came after the singer cut short his previous court-ordered stint. Weiland was threatened with arrest if he left lockdown early again, or if he tested positive for drugs during the course of his stay.
Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland was found guilty in an English court of trying to rape a learning-disabled teenager who was getting a drum lesson from the rocker. A rep for Judas Priest said the group was "shocked and stunned" by the news.
U2 frontman Bono met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Washington, DC to discuss global poverty and the AIDS epidemic in Africa.