Daily Rock Dish - October 24th, 2012
10/24/2012 8:10:00 AM
--"Smells Like Teen Spirit" Sitcom In Works On CBS
It looks like CBS is trying to give "Smells Like Teen Spirit" another pop culture meaning. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the network has given a put-pilot commitment to a sitcom that's currently using the name of Nirvana's iconic breakthrough single as its working title. The multi-camera comedy is being developed by Dave Goetsch, who also writes and co-executive produces "The Big Bang Theory." His latest project will reportedly tell the story of an 18-year-old who decides to skip getting his degree at Harvard to start up a multi-billion-dollar Internet company in his parents' garage. The young entrepreneur's folks are described as '90s indie rockers, who help their son with his new goal alongside his sister and his best friend.
So far, there's no word on where or if the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" will fit into the show. Legend has it Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain originally took the tune's title from a phrase coined by Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna while they were hanging out. And before that, Teen Spirit was the name of a deodorant brand.
--Axl Rose Appearing On "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
Axl Rose is making his appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night. It's a rare occurrence for the rocker, who hasn't taken part in a live, broadcast TV interview in more than 20 years. The Guns N' Roses frontman is expected to discuss the group's upcoming residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. With the engagement, dubbed "Appetite For Democracy," the band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1987 debut album, "Appetite for Destruction," along with the fourth anniversary of their most recent release, "Chinese Democracy." The long-awaited 2008 disc was Guns N' Roses' first studio album in 15 years. The group will launch "Appetite For Democracy" on Halloween, and wrap up the 12-concert run on November 24th.
--Metallica To Release Concert DVD On Own Label
Metallica has a concert film on the way. "Quebec Magnetic" will be in stores as a two-disc DVD and single disc Blue-ray on December 10th. The movie features the group during their World Magnetic Tour in support of the album "Death Magnetic." Director Wayne Isham was at the helm for the project, which was shot in Quebec City in late 2009. Metallica let the fans pick the material for the film. The 18-track disc includes the "Death Magnetic" songs "Broken, Beat & Scarred," "The Judas Kiss," and "The Day That Never Comes," along with such classics as "Enter Sandman," "Master of Puppets," and "Nothing Else Matters" and eight other bonus cuts. Band members add that the release will be their first project issued on their own label. They explain that they still have "some 'i's' being dotted and 't's' crossed," so they can't reveal the name or logo yet, but they're excited to finally "hold all the reins on a release from start to finish."
Metallica is also working on another concert film. The band shot the footage for their 3D movie in Vancouver in August. That film is expected to be released next summer.
Metallica's "Quebec Magnetic" Track Listing
"That Was Just Your Life"
"The End Of The Line"
"The Four Horsemen"
"The Shortest Straw"
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"Sad But True"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"The Judas Kiss"
"The Day That Never Comes"
"Master of Puppets"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Seek & Destroy"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Holier Than Thou"
"Turn the Page"
"All Nightmare Long"
--Mick Jagger To Co-Produce James Brown Biopic
Mick Jagger is getting involved in the proposed James Brown biopic. Deadline.com says the Rolling Stones frontman has signed on to co-produce the movie through his Jagged Films company, and will team up with Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment on the project. The film will chronicle the life and career of the R&B legend, from his childhood of extreme poverty through his rise to fame and his successful and influential six-decade career. The movie has been in the works for several years. Brown himself was involved in developing the project prior to his death in December 2006. British filmmakers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth have been tapped to write the screenplay, while producers are in talks to bring "The Help" director Tate Taylor on board.
Meantime, Stones fans might want to watch for any upcoming appearance by the Cockroaches. Guitarist Ron Wood says the Stones are planning to play some club gigs as they prepare for their upcoming London and Newark, New Jersey shows. He tells "NME" he's not sure just what name the group will use, but admits the Cockroaches are one of their possible pseudonyms. The rocker adds that they'll be staging their special practice shows in "tiny" places that only hold 200-to-300 people. However, these warm-up dates will likely take place in Paris, where the band is currently holding rehearsals. He says the sessions have been going well, and everyone is really focused. Ron explains that they've taken a "nose to the grindstone" approach, because they all "wanna give 200-percent." The Stones have four confirmed concerts set over the next two months. They'll perform at London's O2 Arena on November 25th and 29th, and Newark's Prudential Center on December 13th and 15th. All four shows sold out within minutes of the tickets going on sale.
--Music On TV
No Doubt performs on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC, while the Lumineers take the stage on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS. Also, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose sits down with Jimmy Kimmel on a new episode of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which will also feature a performance from the Whigs. And on TBS, "Conan" welcomes Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club.
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 76.
Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies is 33.
--Today in Rock History
Pink Floyd had to cancel an appearance on ABC's "American Bandstand" when Syd Barrett refused to lip synch the song they were to perform.
Keith Richards was fined 500-dollars for four drug and three firearms offenses in London.
John Lennon sued the U.S. government to get it to admit the FBI was tapping his phone.
John Lennon released the single "Imagine"
Stryper released the album "To Hell With The Devil."
Smashing Pumpkins released the single "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" and album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness."
Chrissie Hynde returned to Cleveland to sing the national anthem before Game Three of the World Series.
Incubus began a series of in-store appearances promoting the album "Morning View" with a stop at Tower Records in New York City.
Metallica announced that the group was cancelling its South American tour, citing physical and mental exhaustion.
Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody left the group in the middle of a tour of Europe.
Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille offered a no contest plea in Los Angeles court to a charge of DUI and causing injury. He was sentenced to 80 days in jail with five years probation, required to pay a one-thousand-dollar fine, and had his driver's license suspended for a year.
Chris Cornell was thrown 20 feet into the air in a Los Angeles-area traffic accident. The singer's motorcycle was rear-ended by a truck. He only suffered some cuts and bruises and was able to walk away, but his 50-thousand-dollar Exile Chopper was totaled.
Sublime played their first official concert in 13 years, appearing at Cypress Hill's Smokeout festival in San Bernardino, California.
Kiss' Gene Simmons fainted and cut his forehead at Los Angeles International Airport. He was admitted to an Inglewood, California hospital, where he underwent tests and received treatment for dehydration. Simmons was released two days later.