Daily Rock Dish - September 19th, 2012
9/19/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Scottish Town To Honor AC/DC's Bon Scott With Statue
AC/DC's late frontman Bon Scott is being honored by his first hometown. The UK's "Daily Record" says the community group DD8 Music in Kirriemuir, Scotland is spearheading an effort to remember the singer with a statue. The organization has tapped sculptor John McKenna for the project. The artist calls it "a great honor" to have the opportunity to pay tribute to Scott in this manner, explaining that the singer is an icon from his teen years. While Scott is remembered as an Australian rocker, he spent his early childhood in Kirriemuir. His family moved to Australia when he was six.
Scott has already received a similar honor in his Australian hometown. A statue of the singer was dedicated in Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2008.
--Green Day's New Album "¡Uno!" Available For Streaming
Green Day's latest album "¡Uno!" may not be in stores just yet but the band is streaming it in full, for free, on their official Facebook page. It will be available to stream until "¡Uno!," the first of the band's new album trilogy, is formally released on September 24th. The next two, "¡Dos!" and "¡Tré!" will be released on November 12th and January 14th, respectively. To stream the album, Green Day requires listeners to "like" their page before accessing the songs. Earlier this month, the band announced a schedule of 28 tour dates in North America, which will kick off in Seattle on November 26th. Green Day will spend four months on the road, ending with a final show in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now.
--Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Gets Married
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is a "lonely boy" no more. E! News reports he and girlfriend Emily Ward tied the knot on Saturday in the backyard of their Nashville home. Reps say 350 family members and friends attended the wedding, including Carney's Black Keys cohort Dan Auerbach. The bride walked down the aisle to Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover," while "MacGruber" star and former "Saturday Night Live" player Will Forte presided over the ceremony. Carney proposed to Ward back in February 2011, the night before he and Auerbach won three Grammys for last year's album, "Brothers."
--Aerosmith Announces Fall Tour
Aerosmith is returning to the road. The band has announced the fall leg of their "Global Warming Tour" The group will launch the 14-date fall arena trek in conjunction with the arrival of their new album, "Music From Another Dimension." The album will be in stores on November 6th. Aerosmith will make their return to the road two days later, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 8th. They'll wrap up the month-long road trip in Nashville, Tennessee on December 13th. Cheap Trick is once again on board as the opener. Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 24th. A special ticket pre-sale for American Express card holders begins Wednesday.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick just wrapped up the summer portion of the "Global Warming Tour" last month. "Music From Another Dimension" is Aerosmith's long-awaited new studio project. The upcoming disc will be the group's first album since 2004's "Honkin' On Bobo." The album features the singles "Legendary Child," "Lover Alot," and "What Could Have Been Love."
--Joe Perry Making Another Guest Appearance "Sons Of Guns"
Joe Perry is demonstrating his other passion. The Aerosmith guitarist also has a strong interest in weaponry and firearms, and he's getting the chance to indulge in his other love on an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns." In a show preview clip, Red Jacket Firearms owner Will Hayden takes Joe to a firing range. The rocker tries out a Red Jacket M4 Full Auto rifle, and says he's impressed with the weapon.
Perry tells Noisecreep.com his interest in weapons stems from a love of history. He says he's most fascinated by the black powder guns that were prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries, while his favorite from his collection is a custom-built Kentucky long rifle. Joe explains that there's "a definite art to shooting one of those," and every time he fires it he's reminded of "how important those weapons were to people's survival back in the day." On "Sons of Guns," Perry brings in an antique cannon for the Red Jacket crew to restore. The episode, titled "Three Cannons and a Rock Star," will debut on Discovery Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday's show marks Perry's second appearance on "Sons of Guns" in five months. He was also featured in the episode titled "World's Largest Machine Gun," which first aired in April.
--30 Seconds To Mars Doc Wins Award At Toronto Film Festival
The guys in 30 Seconds to Mars have another award to add to their trophy case. "Artifact" -- the documentary about the band directed by frontman Jared Leto -- won the People's Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. The film tells the story of 30 Seconds to Mars' legal struggles with EMI. The label filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the band in 2008, which led to a dispute that lasted 200 days. Leto told "Rolling Stone" it was "the most brutal and challenging conflict of our lives." Leto says "Artifact" has received several offers from distributors, and he hopes more people will be able to see the film and gain a greater understanding of how the record industry works. He adds that "understanding is the beginning of change."
--Swedish House Mafia Announces Final Album
Swedish House Mafia intends to say goodbye to fans with a new album next month. The EDM trio have announced plans to release collection of tracks -- dubbed "Until Now" -- that will serve as the soundtrack to their farewell tour. The record will include a mix of Swedish House Mafia originals, as well as remixes of hits from Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, and Pendulum. The group's website says "Until Now" will be available globally from October 19th, although a specific U.S. release date has not been confirmed. The set will be available for pre-order starting next Tuesday, September 25th, the day after they're scheduled to announce their final tour dates.
--Bob Dylan Discusses Transfiguration, Link To Hell's Angels
Bob Dylan says he feels a spiritual link with a deceased member of the Hell's Angels. The legendary singer-songwriter, whose given name is Robert Zimmerman, tells "Rolling Stone" he learned about the biker Robert Zimmerman from the autobiography "Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hells Angels," and says, quote, "I didn't know who I was before I read the Barger book." Zimmerman was killed in a motorcycle accident in the 1960s. In addition to having the same name, in the '60s Dylan was also involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash. Dylan describes himself as having been transfigured, and that he's "a person who's long dead" and "doesn't exist." Dylan is on the cover of the latest issue of "Rolling Stone," which is on newsstands now. He just released his 35th studio album, "Tempest."
Lita Ford is 54.
Rex Smith is 57.
--Today In Rock History
Elvis Presley left the U.S. to join his army unit in Germany.
Gram Parsons died. The 26-year-old guitarist was originally said to have died of heart failure, but later the officials said he died of a drug overdose. Parsons had worked with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Drummer Max Weinberg played his first gig with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Promoter Sid Bernstein took out a full page ad in the "New York Times" in an effort to get the Beatles to reunite for a concert.
The Rolling Stones' album "Tattoo You" hit number one on the chart.
Pink Floyd released "A Momentary Lapse of Reason," the band's first album without Roger Waters.
Bon Jovi released the album "New Jersey."
The late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone received the "Heeb" Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jewish Music Awards ceremony in New York.
Tool had to cancel a show in Madison, Wisconsin because frontman Maynard James Keenan was sick.
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial gave the jury new instructions so they could resume deliberations. The panel had announced a day earlier that they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the case.