Daily Rock Dish - August 28th, 2012
8/28/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Vince Neil Explodes After Valets Refuse To Return His Car
Vince Neil's temper is making headlines. TMZ.com says the Motley Crue frontman lost his cool with some parking valets in Las Vegas last week when they wouldn't give him his Rolls Royce. The TMZ video shows Neil yelling at the attendants and banging his hand on the valet booth. The attendants were reluctant to return the rocker his Rolls because he didn't have a parking ticket. Vince claimed he never got one. His other request was honored -- the police were called. However, before officers arrived Neil did get his car back, and he left. The valet company declined to make a police report of the incident.
--Isaac Prompts Journey To Postpone Louisiana Concert
The weather is forcing Journey to postpone their concert in Lafayette, Louisiana Tuesday night. The band was scheduled to perform with Pat Benatar and Loverboy at the Cajun Dome, but they say the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac has prompted them to change their plans. Isaac is expected to build to hurricane strength and make landfall along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Journey has already rescheduled the Lafayette show for October 16th. However, the band doesn't say if Pat Benatar or Loverboy will also be featured on the make-good date.
Journey's next show is coming up Thursday in Tampa. The band is slated to perform at one of the events in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. The next Journey, Pat Benatar, and Loverboy concert is set for Kansas City, Kansas on Friday.
--3 Doors Down To Play RNC Today, Premiere New Song
Three Doors Down are ready to take the stage for the GOP today. The band is scheduled to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, where they'll reportedly debut their new single, "One Light." Frontman Brad Arnold said in a statement that he and his bandmates were "honored" to be invited, adding that they consider it a privilege to play for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his supporters. Other acts slated to perform at or around the event -- which is taking place at the Tampa Bay Times Forum -- include the Zac Brown Band, Dave Navarro, "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks, Kid Rock and more.
Rock recently appeared at a rally with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Michigan. His song "Born Free" is also being used as the theme song for the Romney-Ryan campaign.
--Ringo Starr Leads List Of World's Richest Drummers
Ringo Starr has the title of the "World's Richest Drummer." The former Beatle is topping a new list compiled by CelebrityNetWorth.com, ranking first with an estimated fortune of 300-million-dollars. Phil Collins has second place with a net worth of 250-million. He just edges out Foo Fighters frontman -- and former Nirvana drummer --- Dave Grohl, whose wealth is reportedly 225-million-dollars. The Eagles' Don Henley, with 200-million-dollars, has fourth place, followed by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, whose net worth is 175-million. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with 160-million-dollars, just misses the top five. U2's Larry Mullen Jr.'s 150-million-dollars puts him in seventh place. Queen's Roger Taylor, Aerosmith's Joey Kramer, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith complete the top ten. CelebrityNetWorth.com based its rankings on available public figures covering record sales, publishing royalties, endorsements, real estate, and other income sources.
--Penn State Drops "Sweet Caroline" From Football Game Playlist
Neil Diamond's "Sweet Carolina" won't be a part of Penn State University's football games anymore. The song had become one of the staples in the game. But Pennsylvania's AltoonaMirror.com says the track has been dropped from this fall's playlist. University officials had expressed concerns about the appropriateness of having a stadium full of fans singing along with the line "touching me, touching you" following the recent child sex abuse scandal that rocked the school. Penn state will launch their 2012 football season at home in University Park, Pennsylvania, facing Ohio this Saturday.
-- "Quadrophenia" Among New Rock DVDs
The film adaptation of The Who's "Quadrophenia" is also being released today. The 1979 movie tells the story of disillusioned teen Jimmy Cooper as he faces his own personal dramas growing up in London in the mid 1960s. The film has been digitally restored, while The Who oversaw the remastering of the soundtrack. The package also includes a booklet with The Who guitarist Pete Townshend's album liner notes and other essays. "Quadrophenia" is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Chicago drummer Daniel "Danny" Seraphine is 64.
Molly Hatchett guitarist Dave Hlubek [[LOO-bek]] is 61.
Paul McCartney's daughter Mary is 43.
Former Stranglers guitarist Hugh Cornwell is 63.
Tenacious D's Jack Black is 43.
Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch is 27.
--Today In Rock History
Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; and Peter, Paul, and Mary were among those performing at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington in the nation's capital.
The Beatles were on the cover of "Life" magazine.
Bob Dylan was booed at a concert in Forest Hills, New York, for playing an electric guitar.
The Rolling Stones recorded the song "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" in a studio in Munich, Germany
Thin Lizzy played its last gig in Reading, England.
Motley Crue released the album "Dr. Feelgood."
Oingo Boingo broke up.
CBGB owner Hilly Kristal died from complications from lung cancer. He was 75.
Aerosmith and Kid Rock performed at the Harley Owners Group's 25th anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary Celebration.
An ornate toilet bowl from one of John Lennon's English homes went for just under 15-thousand-dollars at the 33rd Annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool, England. The toilet was just one of more than 300 lots of Beatles memorabilia that went up for bid at the event.
Sebastian Bach's New Jersey home was destroyed by Hurricane Irene when a bridge, dislodged by the storm and carried by floodwaters, slammed into the house and knocked it off its foundation. Bach also lost his extensive collection of rock memorabilia and his Skid Row archives, which he had stored in the house.