Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 12th, 2012
11/12/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Kid Rock To Perform At Thanksgiving Football Game In Detroit
Kid Rock fans will be able to get their fill of the Detroit rocker this Thanksgiving. The NFL's Detroit Lions and United Way recently announced that Rock will be performing during halftime of his hometown team's annual Turkey Day football game. The performance will feature the live debut of his latest single, "Detroit, Michigan," which is featured on his upcoming album "Rebel Soul." The set is due out November 19th, just a few days before the November 22nd gig. Rock tells Billboard.com he can't wait to take the stage, explaining that his dad used to take him and his brothers to the big game every year.
But Rock is also starting another tradition of sorts. This year's performance will mark the second time in three years he's headlined the Thanksgiving Day Classic halftime show. He sang "Born Free" in 2010, while last year's concert featured Nickelback.
--Soundgarden Release Video, Announce Tour Dates
Grunge icons Soundgarden are getting fans prepped for their first full-length album in 16 years with a new video and a North American tour. The group recently unveiled the clip for "Been Away Too Long," the lead single from "King Animal." The Seattle rockers' follow-up to 1996's "Down on the Upside" is due out this Tuesday. Meanwhile, the group also announced another string of U.S. and Canadian tour dates to support the new album next year. The 2013 trek is scheduled to kick off January 18th in Washington, DC, and will keep the band busy through mid-February. Soundgarden also takes the stage on tonight's episode of the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.
Soundgarden 2013 Tour Dates:
2/1 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Eagles Ballroom
2/2 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Orpheum Theatre
--Green Day Booked To Play German Festival Next Summer
Green Day canceled all of their 2012 and early 2013 touring plans earlier this year, but it looks like the group will be back in action next summer. The punk trio was recently announced as one of the headliners for the 2013 edition of the Rock Am Ring festival, which is scheduled to take place from June 7th to the 9th in Nürburgring, Germany. The concert event will also feature performances from the Prodigy, Korn, 30 Seconds to Mars, Paramore, Bullet for My Valentine and more. Fans can get more information at Rock-Am-Ring.com.
Green Day was scheduled to tour well into next year behind their new trilogy of albums, but the band was forced to take a break after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into rehab. The group will release part two of its triad, "¡Dos!," this Tuesday.
--Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen Win Billboard Touring Awards
Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen are among the winners at the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards. Waters' "The Wall" trek got the nod for Top Tour, which recognizes the highest grossing tour. Springsteen and the E Street Band captured Top Draw for selling the most concert tickets with their "Wrecking Ball" tour. Both Springsteen and Waters were also up for the Eventful Fans' Choice Award, but that prize went to Lady Gaga. Gaga beat out 23 other acts for the fan-voted honor, including Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Guns N' Roses, Kiss and Motley Crue, Van Halen, and others.
Other winners include Michael Jackson Immortal by Cirque du Soleil, which earned the Creative Content Award. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, was named Top Festival and also took the Top Boxscore award. In addition, Neil Diamond was honored with the Legend of Live award, while New York's Apollo Theater is the first recipient of the event's Humanitarian Award. The 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards took place in New York last Thursday.
--Blink-182 Promise New EP For Christmas
Blink-182 says their fans can expect a merry Christmas this year. Mark Hoppus announced on Twitter late last week that that they plan to release some new songs in a few weeks. Bandmate Tom DeLonge got a little more specific, tweeting, quote, "New Blink EP for x mas." And that should be just the beginning. Hoppus recently explained that they hope to have the full-length follow-up to 2011's "Neighborhoods" out by the end of next year. He says they expect to start recording "for real" after they finish their Australian tour. Blink-182 is set to kick off their trek Down Under on February 20th.
The Gaslight Anthem, Passion Pit, and the Avett Brothers are joining the growing group of musicians supporting the relief efforts in the northeast after Hurricane Sandy. They've all reportedly taped PSA's for Move for Hunger's RebuildRecover campaign. Anyone interested can get more information at RebuildRecover.com.
Former Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson is 48.
Neil Young is 67.
Blue Oyster Cult's Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser is 65.
Booker T. and the MGs' Booker T. Jones is 68.
Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown is 64.
Tavares' Arthur Tavares is 65.
Former Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown is 57.
Brian Hyland is 69.
--Today In Rock History
The Doors played their last concert in New Orleans.
New album releases included Led Zeppelin's "Led Zeppelin IV"
The Sex Pistols album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" hit number one on the UK album chart.
Guitarist Midge Ure joined Thin Lizzy.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood broke both his legs in a car accident in Swindon, England.
Pearl Jam released the album "Live On Two Legs."
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was named the best chart-topping song of the last 50 years in a British poll conducted by the Official UK Charts Company. John Lennon's "Imagine" came in second and The Beatles' "Hey Jude" took third place.
Courtney Love plead not guilty to two felony drug possession charges in Beverly Hills court.
A New Jersey radio station pulled Jethro Tull from its playlist after frontman Ian Anderson made comments which were critical of President Bush and the U.S. to the "Asbury Park Press" newspaper.
Bret Michaels' red and white Holden six string electric guitar was stolen during a show in Valpariso, Indiana. The Poison frontman was on his solo Freedom of Sound Tour at the time of the theft.
Alice in Chains performed the national anthem at the start of the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers football game at the Minneapolis Metrodome.
The last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, drummer Mitch Mitchell, died of natural causes in a Portland, Oregon hotel room. He was 61.