The Dish - 04/10/14
4/10/2014 3:00:00 PM
--Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic Share Nirvana Stories On "Tonight Show"
The buildup to Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continued Wednesday with an appearance from Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic on "The Tonight Show." Krist told host Jimmy Fallon that even though this is an exciting week, it's bittersweet because there's someone who should be here celebrating with them. This past Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, but Grohl and Novoselic spent most of their "Tonight Show" visit sharing happier stories about their time in Nirvana. They reminisced about touring in a van despite having a gold record after "Nevermind" exceeded everyone's expectations; about intentionally destroying Grohl's drums so he could get a new set; and about getting a call from "Weird Al" Yankovic about the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" parody while they were sitting in the "Saturday Night Live" dressing room. They also talked about working with Paul McCartney, and called it "a trip" to have a left-handed guitarist like Kurt leading the band once again.
Grohl and Novoselic will be in Brooklyn tonight for the Rock Hall induction ceremony. R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe will welcome them into the club, but the details surrounding a Nirvana performance remain unclear. It's been rumored that Joan Jett might lead the tribute, but organizers haven't made anything official. Meanwhile, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Questlove, and Bruce Springsteen will also be part of the star-studded event honoring the Class of 2014. In addition to Nirvana, this year's list of inductees also includes Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Daryl Hall and John Oates, and the E Street Band. The ceremony is taking place tonight at the Barclays Center, with a highlights special set to air May 31st on HBO.
--Report: Marilyn Manson Working On New Song, Cameo For "SOA"
Marilyn Manson apparently has a new song on the way and a new TV gig. "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter recently tweeted that he was listening to a "potent, creepy, and cool" track that Manson supposedly penned for the hit FX show. He also told fans to look for Manson in the upcoming seventh season. Sutter adds that the rocker will be "the guy riding the dragon," leading some to believe he'll be playing a drug addict. "Sons of Anarchy" is expected to return this fall.
--Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party" Due Out June 17th
Linkin Park fans can mark their calendars. The band is finally sharing a few details about the follow-up to 2012's "Living Things." It's due out June 17th with the title "The Hunting Party." Co-frontman Mike Shinoda tells "Noisey" that picking album names is difficult for them, but this one came easier than most. He adds, however, that there was still plenty of second-guessing and arguing over it. As for the music on "The Hunting Party," Shinoda says they want to make sure everyone knows it's going to be a "bit of a challenge" and a "hard sell" for rock radio. The album's first single, "Guilty All the Same" with rapper Rakim, is out now.
--As I Lay Dying Members Release Dueling Statements
A pair of dueling statements about the future of metal band As I Lay Dying have recently surfaced online. The first was posted to the official As I Lay Dying website Wednesday, and apparently comes from frontman Tim Lambesis and drummer Jordan Mancino, the group's only official members. The statement explains that in the wake of Lambesis' guilty plea on murder-for-hire charges, they've put the band on hold for the foreseeable future. Whatever happens at Lambesis' sentencing next month, the statement says he has "a lot of other more important things in his personal life" to work on before he contemplates pursuing As I Lay Dying again. However, he's also been recording music for a new, unnamed project that he plans to unveil soon. And while he intends to always release new music, Lambesis' future regardless of his sentence will not include a return to full-time touring.
Mancino, meanwhile, is working on new music with the other members of the most recent As I Lay Dying lineup. They released a statement of their own Wednesday via guitarist Nick Hipa's Facebook page, explaining that they had nothing to do with the statement on AsILayDying.com. Apparently only Lambesis has access to the site, so they've been putting out samples of their music on their personal social media accounts. And even though the As I Lay Dying statement wasn't part of their original plan, Hipa and company say they remain positive and are looking forward to sharing new music soon.
--Hillary Clinton Praises Members Of Pussy Riot
Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova [[ to-la-KO-nee-ka-va ]] and Maria Alyokhina [[ al-YOO-khi-nah ]] are getting praise from Hillary Clinton. The former Secretary of State and First Lady posted a picture on her official Twitter account of herself posing with Nadya and Maria at the recent Women in the World Summit in New York City. A caption read, "Great to meet the strong and brave young women from Pussy Riot, who refuse to let their voices be silenced in Russia."
Television bassist Fred Smith is 66.
Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra frontman Brian Setzer is 55.
Former Katrina and the Waves frontwoman Katrina Leskanich is 54.
Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander is 49.
Fun.'s Andrew Dost is 31.
--Today in Rock History
Aerosmith's "Dream On" peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
Axl Rose evaded Cook County Sheriffs in Chicago who were looking for him in connection with a riot that broke out at a Guns N' Roses concert in St. Louis the previous summer. Guns N' Roses had to cancel shows in Chicago and Detroit as a consequence.
More than ten-thousand people turn out for a memorial in Seattle for Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, who'd been found dead two days earlier from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sharon Osbourne suffered a dislocated jaw, chipped tooth, and sprained neck in a brawl with talent agent Renee Tab. The fight was part of an ongoing argument between the women, which began when Osbourne accused Tab of crashing her family's New Year's Eve party and winning a 15-thousand-dollar necklace with stolen raffle tickets.
U2's Adam Clayton and girlfriend Susie Smith announced their engagement. The couple had been dating for a decade.
Bon Jovi received a CMT Music Award for "Who Says You Can't Go Home," the group's hit country collaboration with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles.
With their concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, U2's earnings from their 360 Degrees tour surpassed The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang total to become the most lucrative tour of all time. The Stones had set the record, raking in 558-million-255-thousand-524 dollars with their 2005-to-2007 tour.