Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 8th, 2012
11/8/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Aerosmith Launching Fall Tour
Aerosmith is returning to the road. The band is set to launch the fall leg of their "Global Warming Tour" today. The group is heading out on a 14-date arena trek in conjunction with the arrival of their new album, "Music From Another Dimension," which arrived in stores this week. Aerosmith will wrap up the month-long road trip in Nashville, Tennessee on December 13th. Cheap Trick is once again on board as the opener. The two bands also toured together over the summer.
"Music From Another Dimension" is Aerosmith's long-awaited new studio project, following their 2004 effort, "Honkin' On Bobo." The album features the singles "Legendary Child," "Lover Alot," and "What Could Have Been Love." The group celebrated the disc's arrival with a special free hometown event in Boston earlier this week.
--Halestorm Set To Kick Off Tour Today
Halestorm is ready to hit the road. The rockers will embark on the "Jägermeister Presents Halestorm" festival tour today in Mobile, Alabama. The trek will also include special guests In This Moment and Eve to Adam. Halestorm frontwoman Lizzy Hale says she and her bandmates are excited about making their way across the country to see all of the so-called "Halestorm freaks" in all the cities they haven't had a chance to play this year. Halestorm is out promoting their sophomore album, "The Strange Case Of...," which they released back in April.
Halestorm Tour Dates:
12/4 -- Minneapolis, MN -- First Avenue
12/5 -- Madison, WI -- Majestic Theatre
--Trent Reznor Says Nine Inch Nails Music "In The Works"
Trent Reznor has been busy doing anything but Nine Inch Nails-related work over the past few years, but that could soon change. The rocker recently told "Rolling Stone" that "all signs point to yes" when it comes to new music from the industrial act. He goes on to say that "there are some things in the works," which definitely includes new music and may also include more live performances. Reznor and his touring band went on a so-called farewell trek back in 2009, but he explains he never said there wouldn't be another tour. Instead, he says he just meant that Nine Inch Nails "couldn't go on as it was."
Reznor says he's enjoyed doing other things in the years since his last tour, including writing music for the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" and scoring "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with composer Atticus Ross. He's also working with Ross and his wife Mariqueen Maandig on new How to Destroy Angels music. The trio is set to release their new EP "An Omen" on November 13th, and Reznor says the full-length follow-up will be out early next year.
--Roger Waters Performing With Veterans At Stand Up For Heroes
Roger Waters is among the stars taking part in the Stand Up For Heroes benefit. "Rolling Stone" says the former Pink Floyd member has assembled a special band for the event. He tapped eleven injured troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to join him for the show. Eight soldiers and three Marines are part of his group. They'll accompany Waters on three songs at the fundraising concert, including the Pink Floyd classic "Wish You Were Here." Bruce Springsteen and the Max Weinberg Big Band are also slated to perform, along with Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, and others. Money raised goes to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides assistance to injured military members and their families. Thursday's Stand Up For Heroes is being staged as part of the New York Comedy Festival, which continues through Sunday.
--New My Bloody Valentine Album Due Out Before End Of Year
They've already passed the two decade mark, but My Bloody Valentine says they won't be making fans wait another year for the follow-up to their iconic "Loveless" album. Frontman Kevin Shields tells "NME" the Irish rockers' first release since the 1991 effort will be available online before 2012 comes to an end. He also says there will be more material released on an EP sometime later. As for the music, Shields says people who like the band "will immediately connect with something." He adds that some of the very few people who have already heard the record called it "stranger than 'Loveless,'" but he disagrees. He says it "really frees" them up and is "one-hundred percent necessary."
Meanwhile, My Bloody Valentine is also booked to play next year's Tokyo Rocks festival. The event will take place in May 2013.
--30 Seconds To Mars' Jared Leto Returning To Acting
Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto is returning to the world of acting. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the rocker has joined the cast of the upcoming film "The Dallas Buyer's Club," which also stars Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. This will mark Leto's first time in front of the cameras in three years. "The Dallas Buyer's Club" tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a man diagnosed with AIDS who begins smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to help himself and other people with the disease. McConaughey is set to play Woodroof, while Leto is on board to play the "flamboyant cross-dresser" with HIV who helps him. "The Dallas Buyer's Club" is expected to be released sometime next year.
Leto first came to fame with roles in "Panic Room" and "Requiem for a Dream," but has since been spending most of his time as part of 30 Seconds to Mars. His last film appearance came in 2009, when he starred alongside Sarah Polley and Diane Kruger in "Mr. Nobody."
Bonnie Raitt is 63.
Electric Light Orchestra's Roy Wood is 66.
Former Cure member Porl Thompson is 55.
Former Adam & The Ants drummer Terry Lee Miall is 54.
Former teen idol Leif Garrett is 51.
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack Osbourne is 27.
--Today In Rock History
John and Cynthia Lennon were formally granted a divorce in a London court. John wasn't present for the proceedings. He was at girlfriend Yoko Ono's bedside at a hospital, where she suffered a miscarriage.
Jim Morrison recorded some poetry, which became the basis of the Doors' 1978 album "An American Prayer."
Guitarist Adrian Smith joined Iron Maiden. Smith replaced Dennis Stratton.
Boston hit number one on the pop singles chart with "Amanda."
A memorial service was held for the MC5's Fred "Sonic" Smith at Mariner's Church in Detroit. The guitarist had died four days earlier of a heart attack. He was 45.
David Crosby was put on the national waiting list for a new liver.
Guns N' Roses North American tour got off to a rough start, as Axl Rose reportedly strained his vocal cords trying to compensate for a a faulty sound system at the band's show in Tacoma, Washington.
The Sex Pistols launched a three-night reunion stand at London's Brixton Academy in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's landmark album, "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols."
Kid Rock was among the artists added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.