Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 16th, 2012
11/16/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Drug Charges Against Bon Jovi Daughter Dropped
Jon Bon Jovi's daughter is in clear following an alleged overdose and arrest on drug possession charges. TMZ.com says the Oneida County District Attorney's Office has dropped all criminal charges against 19-year-old Stephanie Bongiovi and a 21-year-old man who was allegedly involved with her overdose. The D.A.'s office reportedly cited a New York law that prohibits the prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose in its decision to drop the charges. Stephanie was arrested after she was treated by emergency medical personnel at a dormitory at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Police claim small quantities of heroin, marijuana and drug possession were found in the dorm room.
--Springsteen, Bon Jovi And Who To Headline Sandy Concert
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and The Who are on board for the "12-12-12" concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event will take place on December 12th at New York's Madison Square Garden. It's being organized by Madison Square Garden and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the groups behind the "Concert for NYC" benefit after the September 11th attacks in 2001. Other artists scheduled to participate at the "12-12-12" benefit concert include Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Kanye West. Information on ticket prices and availability will follow in the coming weeks.
--Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Working On Kurt Cobain Documentary
It looks like Kurt Cobain will be hitting the big screen in a couple years. Filmmaker Brett Morgen tells the "New York Post" he and Courtney Love have been talking about making a documentary about the late Nirvana frontman since 2007, but the time hasn't been right until now. The director -- who also helmed the new Rolling Stones doc "Crossfire Hurricane" as well as the Oscar-nominated "On the Ropes" -- adds that this won't be a typical documentary. Instead, he says they're treating it like a "third-person autobiography." Morgen explains that in addition to Cobain's musical talents, the rocker was also "an incredible artist and filmmaker." So he says they want to make their movie as if "Kurt was around making a film about his life." The documentary is due out in 2014.
--Morello Says No Rage Against The Machine Album In The Works
Tom Morello says he and his Rage Against the Machine bandmates have no plans to record another album, but that doesn't mean fans have nothing to look forward to. The band is gearing up for the release of the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of their self-titled debut, and the guitarist tells "Billboard" they're "really psyched to be putting this out for the fans." Morello adds that their fans are some of the most passionate out there, so he wants to give them a "motherlode of Rage Against the Machine history, past and present." "Rage Against the Machine - XX" comes with the remastered original album, plus B-sides, demo recordings, unreleased songs and DVDs packed with live performances and homemade video. The collection is due out November 27th.
Since Rage Against the Machine reunited in 2007, most of their activity as a band has been limited to sporadic concerts and short tours. But despite Morello's most recent comments, frontman Zack de la Rocha has previously said they intend to record a follow-up to their last studio album, 2000's "Renegades." And just last month, bassist Tim Commerford told TMZ.com that the band was "maybe" working on something new.
--Black Sabbath Releasing Early Albums In Remastered Vinyl Box Set
Black Sabbath may be working on a new album these days, but the metal icons are also looking back at their past. The group announced this week that they plan to release a remastered vinyl box set containing all eight studio albums from the original lineup, plus the live set "Live At Last." In addition to classic records like the band's self-titled debut, "Paranoid," and "Master of Reality," the collection will include posters, inserts, and a hard back book with all of Sabbath's 1970s tour programs. Fans will also get a seven-inch vinyl version of Ozzy Osbourne and company's debut single "Evil Woman" and the non-album B-side "Wicked World." Black Sabbath's "Vinyl Collection: 1970-1978" is scheduled to hit the market on December 12th.
--Tickets For Def Leppard Las Vegas Dates On Sale Today
Tickets for Def Leppard's Las Vegas residency "Viva Hysteria!" go on sale today. The British rockers announce plans this week to perform an exclusive nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, beginning next March. The concert series will feature songs from Def Leppard's multiplatinum 1987 album "Hysteria," as well as other material from the band's 35-year career. Def Leppard's Hard Rock run at The Joint will begin Friday, March 22nd and run through April 10th. Shows begin at 8:00 pm.
--Killers Reschedule Axed Manchester Shows For February
It didn't take long for the Killers to book a pair of makeup shows in the U.K. The Las Vegas rockers were forced to end Tuesday's concert in Manchester after vocal problems stripped frontman Brandon Flowers of his singing voice just four songs into the performance. The band also canceled Wednesday's gig at the same venue. But on Thursday, they announced that they'd be returning to Manchester on February 17th and 18th to give fans a chance to see what they missed out on this week. Tickets for the original shows will still be honored at the rescheduled shows.
Meanwhile, Flowers appears to be back to normal, and the Killers are scheduled to take the stage at London's O2 Arena tonight and tomorrow.
Maroon 5 is scheduled to take the stage on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, marking the band's fourth appearance on the sketch comedy show. Their latest episode of "SNL" -- which also features host Jeremy Renner -- airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Former Concrete Blonde drummer Harry Rushakoff is 54.
Former Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver is 50.
Rammstein keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz [[ Flak-eh Lohr-ents ]] is 46.
--Today In History
David Bowie starred in his first TV special, aired on NBC.
Metallica released the album "Ride The Lightning."
U2 launched its own record label, Mother Records.
Former Clash drummer Topper Headon began serving a 15-month prison sentence because he supplied heroin to a man who subsequently died.
Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet were married.
Eddie Van Halen had hip replacement surgery.
Korn released the album "Issues."
David Lee Roth told the "New York Post" he had been undergoing paramedic certification training with emergency medical personnel in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Manhattan.
A marijuana possession charge against Los Lonely Boys drummer Ringo Garza, Jr. was dropped after his wife gave a guilty plea to the charge in a San Angelo, Texas court, insisting her husband had nothing to do with it.
Travis Barker took part in MTV's "TRL" finale, making his first public appearance since surviving a firey plane crash nearly two months earlier.
The Beatles music became available on iTunes. Within hours of their arrival, five of the band's albums entered the iTunes Top 20 chart.
"Gloucester Blue," an Off-Broadway play featuring original music from Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, debuted at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. The play was written by the rapper's dad, Israel Horovitz.