Daily Rock Dish - September 25th, 2012
9/25/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Green Day Rocker's Rehab Not Expected To Affect "Voice" Appearance
Fans wondering how Billie Joe Armstrong's rehab visit might affect his mentorship appearance on "The Voice" need not worry. Deadline.com quotes a rep for the NBC singing competition who says the Green Day rocker taped his segments with Christina Aguilera's team earlier this summer. Armstrong made headlines this weekend for his epic meltdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday in Las Vegas. That's where he delivered a profanity-laced tirade on stage and smashed his guitar to pieces after accusing organizers of cutting the band's set short. On Sunday, Green Day posted an apology on its Facebook page, adding that the band would be postponing upcoming appearances while Billie Joe seeks treatment. Green Day's new album "¡Uno!" is in stores now.
--Green Day, Mumford & Sons, No Doubt Release New Music Today
Rock fans will have plenty of new music to choose from today, including new releases from Green Day, Mumford and Sons, and No Doubt. Green Day's latest effort, "¡Uno!," kicks off a trio of albums the band is set to release over the next few months, but their music has been overshadowed lately by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's onstage antics. The singer unleashed a tirade heavy on four-letter words at the end of Green Day's Friday night set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, and then proceeded to destroy his guitar and storm off stage. The band has since apologized for the incident. Armstrong is currently seeking treatment for substance abuse.
Meanwhile, No Doubt is returning to music stores after more than a decade away with "Push and Shove." The record marks the band's first release since 2001's "Rock Steady." Likewise, Mumford and Sons have a new highly-anticipated album for fans. "Babel" is the follow-up to the British folk-rockers' Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, and BRIT Award-winning debut, "Sigh No More." Other new releases this week include "Album Title Goes Here" from Deadmau5 [[ dead mouse ]]; "YOKOKIMTHURSTON" from Yoko One and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore; and the the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of "Document" from R.E.M.
--Kid Rock To Release New Album In November
Kid Rock says his next album has a greatest hits kind of feel to it. His ninth studio album, titled "Rebel Soul," will have all new songs, but Rock tells tells Billboard.com it features a mix of styles from his entire career. He explains that there will be everything from "poignant songs" like 2010's "Born Free," to "some very fun stuff" like his 1998 breakthrough "Devil Without a Cause." Plus, he says the set has "a few heavy things" and a "very, very dark ballad." "Rebel Soul" is slated to hit stores November 19th. The first single, "Let's Ride," is due out soon, and Rock also promises a "full assault" of tour dates in support of the new music.
--Justin Vernon Intends To Walk Away From Bon Iver
Justin Vernon says he may soon be walking away from Bon Iver. The frontman recently told Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 The Current that he's "winding down" his Grammy-winning band. Vernon explains that so much of Bon Iver's music is "subconscious," and all the attention on the band "can be distracting at times." He adds that he feels the need to walk away while he still cares about it. That way if he ever decides to come back to the band, he'll "feel better about it and be renewed."
Bon Iver has released three records during its relatively short career -- 2008's "For Emma, Forever Ago," the 2009 EP "Blood Bank," and last year's "Bon Iver, Bon Iver." The latter helped Vernon and company nab four nominations at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. During the ceremony earlier this year, Vernon picked up trophies for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.
--Jon Bon Jovi To Play Political Shows Next Month
Jon Bon Jovi is stepping into the political arena. Deadline.com says the Bon Jovi frontman is among the new additions to next month's "30 Days To Victory Concert" in support of President Obama. The New Jersey rocker is bolstering a lineup that also features Jennifer Hudson as well as previously announced performers Earth, Wind, and Fire and Katy Perry. More stars could also sign on for the fundraising event in the coming weeks. The "30 Days To Victory Concert" is set for the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles on October 7th.
--Deftones' Chino Moreno Says "Diamond Eyes" Was "Confidence Builder"
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno says the morale boost the band got from their last album, "Diamond Eyes," has carried over to their new album, "Koi No Yokan." The rockers released "Diamond Eyes" in 2010, just two years after bassist Chi Cheng was in a car accident that put him in a coma. Moreno tells "Rolling Stone" that getting through that album, and the fact that it was so well received, was a "confidence -builder." He adds that new bassist Sergio Vega, who took over for Cheng, gets a lot of the credit for keeping the band going. Moreno says he "totally invigorated the whole thing, and still continues every day."
"Koi No Yoka" is due out November 13th, and Deftones are scheduled to hit the road in support of the record starting October 9th in Ventura, California.
--Former Pink Floyd House Sells At Auction
The London house that members of Pink Floyd called home in the 1960s now has a new owner. The BBC says developer Sham Masterman purchased the property at 39 Stanhope Gardens along with the neighboring house at an auction for one-point-94-million-dollars. Back in 1963, then-future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason first rented the house from Mike Leonard, while Richard Wright and Syd Barrett later lived at the residence as well. The place even inspired an early name for the group. Prior to settling on Pink Floyd the band went through a number of different monikers including Leonard's Lodgers. Leonard owned the home until his death earlier this year. Savills real estate auctioneer Russell Taylor says the house hadn't been changed since the rockers moved out, and there were even some musical instruments inside.
--Heart Unveiling Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Today
Heart is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ann and Nancy Wilson are expected to be on hand for Tuesday's unveiling ceremony, as they claim the number two-thousand-481st star on the Walk. The event is set to take place in front of The Musician's Institute on Hollywood Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. local time. Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez and Rita Wilson have been tapped to speak at the event. But fans who can't attend the celebration in person can still check out the festivities online. Heart's ceremony will be streamed online at www.WalkOfFame.com.
The Wilson sisters just released their memoir, "Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll" last week. The group's next album, "Fanatic," will arrive in stores on October 2nd.
Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steve Severin is 57.
Former Ween guitarist Dean Ween is 42.
--Today In Rock History
Elvis Presley made his one and only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky." His performance was not well received and the booking agent suggested that he go back to driving a truck. In addition, Elvis' single "Good Rockin' Tonight" arrived in stores.
Black Sabbath released "Black Sabbath - Volume 4."
Led Zeppelin's John "Bonzo" Bonham was found dead. The 32-year-old drummer had suffocated on his own vomit after a drinking binge on the eve of Zeppelin's upcoming U.S. tour
Drummer Dave Grohl joined Nirvana.
Trouble at an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Oklahoma City resulted in two fans with stab wounds and 20 arrested.
New album releases included Alice In Chains' "Dirt" and The Offspring's "Ignition."
Courtney Love was found guilty of assault and given a year suspended prison sentence as well as a fine of more than a thousand dollars and a requirement to enter an anger management course. The charges related to an incident involving Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Nanna.
The FBI released the files it had on John Lennon. The agency wouldn't release the material for years, citing national security. The material revealed that Lennon had anti-war friends and opposed the election of Richard Nixon.
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was fined more than 15-hundred dollars by customs officials at London's Heathrow airport because he didn't declare a fur coat he bought while in the U.S.
The New York Dolls reunion continued in Asia, as the group played the first of two shows in Japan in Tokyo.
U2, Green Day, and the Goo Goo Dolls were among the performers taking part in the New Orleans Saints first home football game since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. U2 and Green Day performed during halftime, while the Goo Goo Dolls gave an hour-long concert outside the stadium.
Wolfmother bassist Chris Ross became a father. The baby arrived a month early, prompting the band to cancel the last six dates of its North American tour so Ross could be with his girlfriend and new son.