Daily Rock Dish - October 15th, 2012
10/15/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Metallica To Take Green Day's Spot At Voodoo Festival
Metallica is set to make their Voodoo Festival debut this month in a headlining slot that used to belong to Green Day. Drummer Lars Ulrich says in a statement that they're happy to fill in for their "fellow Bay Area residents," who were forced to cancel their Voodoo appearance after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered a rehab facility for substance abuse treatment last month. Ulrich adds that he and his bandmates hope they can "fill those very large shoes and do them proud." Likewise, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammet tells Fuse they decided the last minute performance would be a great thing for the band, and also a great way to help Armstrong. He says they "love those guys" and are always happy to help out in any way possible.
The three-day Voodoo Music Festival is scheduled to start October 26th in New Orleans, with Metallica due to take the stage on October 27th. The event will also feature performances from Jack White, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Skrillex, the Avett Brothers, and more. The full lineup is available at TheVoodooExperience.com.
--Green Day Producer Says Armstrong's Return Is Undetermined
Green Day producer and Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo says the band's hiatus may be longer than some fans expected. Cavallo tells "Rolling Stone" Billie Joe Armstrong's rehab stint "is no joke." He says the singer will be "under medical supervision for a while to get him clean." Armstrong entered the facility last month after a very public onstage tirade at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Green Day has already been forced to cancel live appearances, including a headlining gig at the Voodoo Music Festival later this month. Metallica is set to fill in for that cancelation, but Green Day is also scheduled to kick off a tour behind their new album "¡Uno!" on November 26th. Cavallo says Armstrong's doctors are "still evaluating," and they're still not sure if he'll be out "before or after Christmas."
--Intruder Found At Frances Bean Cobain's L.A. Home
Frances Bean Cobain just missed a visit from an unwanted houseguest this weekend. According to E! News, the Los Angeles Police department says an intruder was found at Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter's L.A. home Sunday morning. Cobain wasn't there at the time, but police say a family member discovered the mystery man using her washer and dryer and eating her food. The suspect claimed he knew Cobain, although she told police she had no idea who he was. The intruder was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
--Bret Michaels, Dee Snider Returning For All-Star Edition Of "Celebrity Apprentice"
Bret Michaels and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider are once again raising money for charity through NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." The rockers are part of the upcoming season's "all-star" cast, which was revealed on the "Today" show Friday. Bret, the only returning champ, was on hand for the announcement. He said he doesn't think having won before gives him any advantage, and expects the competition will "be insane." Michaels added that the last time he was on the show he was "really sick," but now he's "ready to come back." A month before the 2010 season came to an end Bret suffered his brain hemorrhage, and just days before the live finale he had been hospitalized for a "warning stroke" and doctors discovered he had a hole in his heart.
Other returning stars include La Toya Jackson; NBA star Dennis Rodman; actors Gary Busey, Lisa Rinna, and Stephen Baldwin; rapper Lil Jon, country star Trace Adkins, and magician Penn Jillette. The new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" will begin in March.
--Today In History
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with attacking a photographer who tried to take pictures of him and Pamela Anderson outside a club in Los Angeles.
New album releases included Metallica's "ReLoad" and AC/DC's "Bonfire."
Silverchair was among the big winners at the 16th annual ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia. The ARIAs are presented by the Australian Record Industry Association, and are that nation's equivalent to the Grammys.
Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg during a scuffle among club-goers at the Rainbow Room in Los Angeles.
Patti Smith, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Television guitarist Richard Lloyd were among the performers at the final show at the legendary New York City punk club CBGB.