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 ...
The Dish - 04/07/14
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...
The Dish - 04/03/14
4/3/2014 3:00:00 PM
--Courtney Love Reunites Hole's "Celebrity Skin" Lineup
It turns out Courtney Love really is getting the old gang back together. Back in December she posted a picture of herself embracing former Hole bandmate Eric Erlandson, along with the cryptic note that "2014 is going to be a very interesting year." Now she tells "The Quietus" that she and Eric are teaming up with bassist Mellissa Auf Der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel to reform Hole's classic "Celebrity Skin" lineup from the mid-'90s. Love says the quartet started playing together again just to see how it felt, and apparently it felt right. They're now planning to put out a new single called "Wedding Day" in May, and will kick off a short U.K. tour that same month.
The new Hole track will be this lineup's first new release since 1998's "Celebrity Skin" album. At this point there's no mention of any ...
The Dish - 04/01/14
4/1/2014 3:00:00 PM
--Ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante Launches New Album Into Space
The latest solo album from former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante really is out of this world. The rocker launched "Enclosure" into space Monday in an experimental Cube Satellite known as Sat-JF14 aboard an Interorbital Systems' NEPTUNE Modular Rocket. Fans can download the free Sat-JF14 app on any iOS or Android mobile device to track the satellite's movement. And once it passes over the user's geographic region, it unlocks the new album. They can listen to "Enclosure" for free and share their thoughts with other listeners on an integrated social chat platform. The app will be available until Monday, April 7th at midnight when Sat-JF14 ends its transmission. "Enclosure" will then get a more conventional release on Tuesday, April 8th.
A video of the rocket's launch from the remote California desert is available at JohnFrusciante.com along with other details ...
The Dish - 03/31/14
3/31/2014 3:00:00 PM
--Report: Incubus Frontman Accused Of Stalking Reality TV Personality
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd says the woman who's accused him of stalking is a complete stranger. TMZ says former "Real World" star Svetlana Shusterman got a temporary restraining order against Boyd, and claims the rocker has begun threatening her life. He's reportedly been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Shusterman pending a court hearing next month. But reps for Boyd say he has no idea where the accusations are coming from, and doesn't recall ever meeting Shusterman.
--Motorhead Drops Out Of Select U.S. Festivals
Motorhead won't be playing quite as many U.S. shows as originally planned this spring. Loudwire.com says the group has dropped out of a number of events under the "World's Loudest Month" banner. Motorhead is no longer on board for the Carolina Rebellion, which is set for Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3rd and 4th; or Rock ...