Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 9th, 2012
11/9/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Linkin Park Responds To Fan's Death After Cape Town Concert
The members of Linkin Park are expressing their "heartfelt condolences" to the family of a fan who died just before their concert in Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday night. The band released a statement on their website explaining that the woman died as a result of injuries sustained when an advertising tower collapsed in the parking area of Cape Town Stadium. News24.com reports 19 other concertgoers were injured in the incident. A police investigation has been launched to determine whether all the proper permits and procedures were taken during construction of the tower, which featured ads for the energy drink company Lucozade. Linkin Park says even though they have no relationship with Lucozade or the people who built the tower, they still take the safety of their fans "very seriously."
Despite the accident, the concert went on as scheduled and the band explained that they didn't find out what happened until after their performance. They add that their "thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy." Meanwhile, Linkin Park is scheduled to stay in South Africa for a concert in Johannesburg on Saturday.
--Aerosmith's New "Music" Expected To Make Top Ten Chart Debut
Aerosmith appears to be poised for a top ten chart debut with their new album. Billboard.com says "Music From Another Dimension" has projected first-week sales of approximately 75-thousand, which could land the disc at number three on the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift's "Red" is expected to keep the top spot on the chart for a third consecutive week. The latest "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation will likely follow with estimated sales of 100-thousand. The 20-track "Now 44" features hits from Maroon 5, Train, Psy, Little Big Town, and others.
"Music From Another Dimension" is the first studio effort from Aerosmith in eight years. It's the follow up to 2004's "Honkin' on Bobo," which primarily features blues covers. Aerosmith's last set of new original material was 2001's "Just Push Play," which featured the chart-topping hit "Jaded." Aerosmith just launched the fall leg of their "Global Warming Tour" with Cheap Trick. They'll be performing in Wichita, Kansas on Sunday.
--Rolling Stones Reportedly Planning Third U.S. Show
The Rolling Stones might be playing a third show in the U.S. next month. Showbiz411.com says the band has worked out a deal to perform at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 8th. However, there's been no official word from the group regarding the rumored date. When the Stones first announced they would be performing two U.S. concerts, the shows were expected to take place at New York City's new venue. But the group ended up booking the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 13th and 15th. Those shows will follow concerts at London's O2 Arena on November 25th and 29th.
The Stones just unveiled the song "One More Shot" on Thursday. It's one of two new tracks that will be on the band's upcoming retrospective collection, "GRRR!," which will arrive in stores on November 13th. The group introduced their other new song, "Doom and Gloom," last month.
--Jared Leto Says Next 30 Seconds To Mars Album Out In 2013
Jared Leto may have just taken on his first movie role in three years, but that won't keep 30 Seconds to Mars from putting out a new album. The frontman recently told BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe that the follow-up to 2009's "This Is War" will be out in 2013, and he promises it will be "stronger, better and more evolved." Leto calls the record a "complete transformation" for the band, and even goes so far as to say he thinks it could be the best thing they've ever done. The boast comes not long after "The Hollywood Reporter" confirmed Leto would be joining the cast of the film "The Dallas Buyer's Club," which is also expected to be released next year. And if that isn't enough to keep them busy, 30 Seconds to Mars have also booked a spot at next summer's Download Festival in England.
--Megadeth Launching "Countdown To Extinction" 20th Anniversary Tour
Megadeth is hitting the road on a special tour. The band's upcoming trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of their 1992 album "Countdown To Extinction." The disc is getting a concert showcase, and the band will perform the album in its entirety. But as Megadeth starts the tour, frontman Dave Mustaine says the group also has another goal in mind. The band is kicking off the trek in the Northeast, which was recently ravaged by the superstorm Sandy. Dave tells Examiner.com he's hoping that his group "can bring some happiness" to some of the storm victims and allow them to "forget their troubles and just have some entertainment." He adds that he'd like Megadeth's concerts to remind them that less difficult times are ahead for them.
Megadeth was forced to make one adjustment to their tour schedule due to Sandy. The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey was damaged in the storm, so the group's show scheduled for November 14th has been moved to the Best Buy Theater in New York City. Tickets for the Starland Ballroom will be honored at the new venue. Megadeth will begin their "Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour" in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday.
--Jon Bon Jovi Pens, Records Two Songs For New Pacino Film
Jon Bon Jovi is featured in the new movie "Stand Up Guys" -- but not as an actor. The Bon Jovi frontman contributes two original songs to the soundtrack -- "Old Habits Die Hard" and "Not Running Anymore." Jon tells "The Hollywood Reporter" writing a song for a movie comes rather easily to him. He explains that he's "able to channel those characters," and he'll also "grab a line or two" from the script and incorporate those words into the lyrics. Bon Jovi delivered "Old Habits" two days after receiving the script, which at the time was all he had to work from -- production hadn't begun yet. Later, after a visit to the set, Jon was asked for a second song which resulted in "Not Running Anymore." It was a hit with the cast and crew. The film's star, Al Pacino, called "Not Running Anymore" the "best movie song" he'd ever heard, which Jon says is "pretty humbling." Producers plan to submit "Not Running Anymore" for consideration for an Oscar.
"Old Habits Die Hard" and "Not Running Anymore" are the first songs Bon Jovi has penned for a film since his 1990 hit "Blaze Of Glory," which he wrote for the movie "Young Guns 2." That song earned the New Jersey rocker an Oscar nomination, and won a Golden Globe Award. "Stand Up Guys" had its premiere last month at the Chicago International Film Festival. The movie will arrive in theaters on January 11th. The film's soundtrack, which also features Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell In Love," Muddy Waters' "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man," and eleven other tracks, will be released digitally on December 4th.
--Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Sends Best To Green Day Frontman
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus says he wishes Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong "nothing but health and success." The bassist recently told CBS Local he doesn't know much more than any other fan when it comes to Armstrong's current rehab stint, but he says it's great that he's getting the help he needs. Hoppus adds that Green Day is an "amazing band" filled with "really cool guys," and he hopes that "all is good in their world." Meanwhile, Hoppus and his Blink-182 bandmates are currently in the very early stages of writing a new album. He says they hope to start recording the follow-up to last year's "Neighborhoods" after their Australian tour comes to an end next year.
Led Zeppelin's "Celebration Day" is headed back to movie theaters. Popular demand has led to an encore big-screen presentation of the concert film, which captures the legendary band at their 2007 London reunion concert. Select U.S. cinemas will be showing the film on November 13th. Details are available at LedZeppelin.com. "Celebration Day" will be released on DVD and other audio and video formats on November 19th.
Deftones fans can listen to the band's new album ahead of schedule and free of charge this week. "Koi No Yokan" is streaming at Deftones.com now, and the set is scheduled to be released physically and digitally on Tuesday, November 13th.
Former Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton is 58.
Former L7 drummer Dee Plakas is 52.
Former Sleater-Kinney singer-guitarist Corin Tucker is 40.
--Today In Rock History
Record store owner Brian Epstein went to the Cavern Club to see a performance by The Beatles. He liked what he saw, and within two months had formally become the group's manager.
Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend, Maureen. The couple's wedding reception took place at a Zeppelin gig at the Roundhouse in London.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested for trying to conceal a gun on an airplane.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith broke his wrist, which forced the band to postpone a number of tour dates.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was arrested for possession of cocaine.
Van Halen debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart with "Best Of Van Halen Volume 1," featuring two new tracks with former lead singer David Lee Roth.
The Eagles' album "Greatest Hits 1971-1975" was named the best selling album of the century by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Ten shows on the Ozzy Osbourne-Rob Zombie "Merry Mayhem" tour were postponed because Ozzy broke his leg.
Fatboy Slim made his live U.S. TV debut on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello performed for striking Writers Guild of America members picketing at Fox Studios in Century City, California.
Bret Michaels was denying that he had had an affair with Billy Ray Cyrus' wife, Tish, and that he was the reason the country singer had filed for divorce.