The Dish - 03/05/14
Posted 3/5/2014 3:00:00 PM

--30STM, Linkin Park Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Now that awards season is over, Jared Leto [[ LET-oh ]] is getting back to work as a rock star.  The Oscar-winner and his Thirty Seconds to Mars bandmates have announced plans to team up with Linkin Park for a co-headlining trek dubbed the Carnivores Tour.  The outing will also include special guests AFI, and is scheduled to start August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Live Nation says tickets will go on sale this Friday, with more information available at CarnivoresTour.com.

News of the joint tour comes on the heels of Leto's big win at the Academy Awards Sunday night.  He picked up the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in the acclaimed film "Dallas Buyers Club."

Carnivores Tour dates closest to us:

Aug. 26 - St. Paul, MN (Minnesota St. Fair)
Aug. 29 - Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Pavilion)


--Kurt Cobain Craigslist Sale Revealed As Hoax

It turns out Kurt Cobain's old set of skis aren't actually up for sale, and neither is his Tomy video game or the phone he used to call record execs in Los Angeles.  The collection of random rock memorabilia was featured in a recent Craigslist ad posted by someone claiming to be the late Nirvana frontman's former roommate.  But now Sub Pop Records receptionist Derek Erdman has come forward to reveal that the sale was just a hoax he created while he was "supposed to be working on something else" last week.  He tells "Revolt" that he doesn't actually possess any of the stuff he was pretending to sell, explaining that he just dug up a few photos on the Internet to add to the fake Craigslist post.  Erdman say he got calls from "serious collectors," and even attracted the attention of a TV news crew.  But he says the reporters didn't buy his story after he was unable to provide an ID for the fake identity he was using.

Erdman was previously involved in another Nirvana stunt.  He helped put together the spoof video Sub Pop put out in response to a misguided fan who wrote to the label asking Cobain and the rest of Nirvana to record a video message for the Virginia Tech football team.


--Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina Condemns Russia's Action In Ukraine

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina [[ al-YOO-khi-nah ]] is condemning Russia's involvement in the ongoing Ukraine crisis.  In an article she wrote with a translator for "The New Republic," she compares Russian troops marching in Ukraine's Crimea region to the Soviet Union-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.  The outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin goes on to criticize what she calls the Russian president's tactic of "divide and rule."  Alyokhina also urges the Russian people not to remain passive, arguing that unlike prisoners in a penal colony, they can decide how long they will "live like this" and prevent the Kremlin from becoming a prison tower.


--Foo Fighters Drummer Releasing Album With Side Project

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is giving fans something to enjoy while they wait for the band's new music.  He's announced plans to release the debut album from a new side project dubbed Birds of Satan.  The hard rock trio also features bassist Wiley Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who play with Hawkins in his cover band Chevy Metal as well.  And for Birds of Satan's self-titled debut, the band is joined by special guests and Foo Members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear.  The new record is due out April 15th, and is available to pre-order on iTunes now.


--Linkin Park, Jay Z Album To Be Reissued For Record Store Day

Linkin Park and Jay Z's 2004 collaboration album, "Collision Course," will be re-released in celebration of next month's Record Store Day.  According to "Rolling Stone," the new edition of the record will be available on transparent blue vinyl.  It will be packaged with a DVD of Linkin Park and Jay taking the stage together.  Reissuing the album will also serve as a celebration of it's 10th anniversary.  This year's Record Store Day falls on April 19th.


--Today's Birthdays

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is 44.


--Today In Rock History

In 1965
The Mannish Boys, including David Bowie, released their first single "I Pity The Fool."

In 1998
Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee had the highest bit at a charity auction.  She spent 16-thousand-dollars for a day with Hanson, which she purchased for her then-13-year-old sister Kelly.

In 2001
Radiohead took first place in "Spin" magazine's list of the 40 Most Important Artists.  Others on the list include PJ Harvey, Moby, Bjork, former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha, Pearl Jam, Aimee Mann, Beck, and Ben Harper.

In 2002
"The Osbournes" made its debut on MTV.

In 2007
Crowded House named Matt Sherrod as the reunited band's new drummer.

In 2010
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" got the nod for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

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