The Dish - 04/07/14
Posted 4/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

--Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic To Visit "Tonight Show"

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will be stopping by "The Tonight Show" this week.  The Nirvana bandmates are scheduled to join host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday's episode of the NBC show as part of his week-long Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebration.  Fellow inductee John Oates of Hall and Oates will sit in with the Roots on Monday, while Yusuf Islam -- a.k.a. Cat Stevens -- will perform on Tuesday.  And after Thursday's induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Kiss will end the week on a loud note with a "Tonight Show" performance on Friday.

Meanwhile, it's still unclear whether Grohl or Novoselic will perform at the induction.  In an interview with "Rolling Stone," Rock Hall President and CEO Joel Peresman chose to keep the details about the Nirvana segment secret.


--Courtney Love Says Yoko Ono Comparisons Aren't Fair

Courtney Love doesn't consider herself a "Yoko Ono."  The Hole frontwoman and widow of Kurt Cobain tells the U.K.'s "Telegraph" that she knows there are Nirvana fans who feel she somehow had a hand in the band's downfall the same way some blame Ono for the end of the Beatles.  But Love says the comparison isn't fair, and points out that she never sat in on Nirvana's rehearsals.  Plus, she doesn't think Cobain would see the Yoko label as an insult.  She says he was an "early adopter" of Ono's avant-garde music and thought she was cool.

Love has taken some flack recently for her involvement in a Broadway musical about Cobain, but she insists it will be done right.  She says it's actually more of a play, and although she can't name names right now, she calls the team behind it brilliant.  Love adds that there won't be any "Vegas rubbish," and assures fans that they won't have to sit through "jazz hands on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'"


--As I Lay Dying Members Tease New Music

Tim Lambesis' court room drama hasn't stopped the rest of As I Lay Dying from getting a little work done.  The band's website and social media accounts have been inactive since the frontman's arrest last year on murder-for-hire charges.  All four of Lambesis' former bandmates, however, took to their personal Instagram accounts Friday to share snippets of new music.  But the guys didn't offer any other details about the posts.  It's still unclear who is handling the vocals, where or when the new song or songs might appear, and whether this actually marks the beginning of a new post-As I Lay Dying band that has yet to be officially unveiled.

Lambesis, meanwhile, is awaiting his formal sentencing after pleading guilty to solicitation of murder back in February.  The rocker could face up to nine years in prison when the sentence is handed down next month.


--Mastodon Releasing "One More Round The Sun" Later This Year

Mastodon's long-awaited new album finally has a name.  In an interview with "Paste," the band says their follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter" will be called "Once More Round the Sun," and is on track to hit stores later this year.  The heavy metal act recorded the album late last year in Tennessee.  Bassist and vocalist Troy Hunter says he's had a lot of time to "ingest" the new music, and proudly calls it a solid "slab of granite."  But it turns out Mastodon could have made "Once More Round the Sun" even bigger.  They had an extra 30 minutes of music that didn't fit on the final album, which they plan to put out sometime soon as a bonus EP.


--Incubus Singer Brandon Boyd Joins "Jesus Christ Superstar" Tour

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd and punk rock icon Johnny Rotten will be bringing "Jesus Christ Superstar" around the country this summer.  They're among the stars who have signed on for a North American touring version of the musical theater staple along with 'NSYNC's JC Chasez and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.  Boyd tells "Rolling Stone" he was initially "confounded" by the offer to play Judas Iscariot in the Andrew Loyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera.  But he came around after watching recent "Jesus Christ Superstar" tours through the U.K. and Australia.  He says he was blown away by the way they modernized the story, and notes that you don't have to be religious to appreciate the impact of the show.  Boyd and his new "Jesus Christ Superstar" castmates start the 51-city arena trek on June 9th in New Orleans.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" tour dates nearest us:

7/31 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
8/1 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Bradley Harris Center


--Today's Birthdays

Former Kraftwerk member Florian Schneider is 67.


--Today In History

1979
Siousie and the Banshees performed a charity show for MENCAP, after which they had to shell out thousands of dollars to repair hundreds of seats that had been damaged by fans.

In 1984
A new record was set when 40 British acts appeared on the U.S. Top 100 chart.

In 1990
Guns N' Roses was among the artists performing at Farm Aid Four.

In 1994
Courtney Love was arrested on drug charges in Beverly Hills, California.

In 1998
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee pleaded no contest to felony spousal abuse charges.  The charges related to an incident two months earlier involving an attack on his wife, Pamela Anderson Lee.

In 2003
Incubus announced that bassist Dirk Lance left the group.

In 2004
Battery charges leveled against Motley Crue's Vince Neil, relating to an alleged incident in which he was said to have attacked a record producer outside a nightclub in Hollywood, were dropped after the judge credited the singer with the more than 100-hours of community service he'd completed.

In 2005
AC/DC was on a list of the top earning Australian entertainers for 2004, coming in fourth place with an estimated income of nearly 13-point-8-million-dollars for the year.

In 2008
The first official Stone Temple Pilots reunion show took place in Los Angeles.

In 2009
Ozzy Osbourne received a Lifetime Achievement award at The Golden Gods Awards, which took place at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles.  Metallica, Slipknot, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, and Hellyeah's Vinnie Paul were among the winners.

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