Daily Rock Dish - MOvember 28th, 2012
11/28/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl Join "12.12.12" Lineup
A pair of rock's leading men is joining the all-star lineup for the upcoming "12.12.12" Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl are now on board for the December 12th event at New York's Madison Square Garden, which will raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Jon Bon Jovi also confirmed that he'll be playing alongside his Bon Jovi bandmates, while fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Billy Joel, the Who, Alicia Keys and Roger Waters have all been booked for the concert as well. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale next Monday, December 3rd, at noon Eastern. Details about the "12.12.12" telecast and online livestream are expected to be announced soon.
--Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In New Biopic
Lenny Kravitz is expanding his silver screen résumé, and this time the rocker-turned-actor is taking on an R&B legend. "Rolling Stone" says reps for Kravitz have confirmed that he's set to play Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic Directed by Julien Temple. The still-untitled project will focus on Gaye's struggle with addiction and his attempt to restart his career in the early '80s. The role will mark Lenny's first stint as a leading man, following well-received supporting turns in "The Hunger Games" and Lee Daniels' "Precious." Filming will reportedly begin next year, and it looks like this attempt to tell Gaye's story is already one step ahead of previous tries. Insiders tell Deadline.com the music rights have already been sorted out.
"The Italian Job" director F. Gary Gray was set to helm a biopic titled "Marvin" back in 2008, but has since moved on to another project. Likewise, "Law and Order's" Jesse L. Martin was on board to play Gaye in a film called "Sexual Healing," but that project has apparently stalled as well.
--Black Keys Settle Lawsuits With Home Depot, Pizza Hut
The Black Keys have reached an agreement with Home Depot and Pizza Hut. Court documents show that rockers Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have settled lawsuits against the two companies for allegedly using musical elements of their songs "Gold on the Ceiling" and "Lonely Boy" in commercials without permission. Both Home Depot and Pizza Hut denied the assertion when the Keys filed the federal complaints for copyright infringement back in June. The duo originally asked for damages and a judge's order that the commercials be taken off the air, but details about the recent settlements have not been disclosed.
--Rolling Stones Could Face Hefty Fine For Concert Curfew Violation
--The Rolling Stones' London launch of their "50 and Counting" concerts over the weekend could end up costing the group some money. The UK's "The Sun" reports that the band's show went 35 minutes past the local 10:30 p.m. curfew, which Stones agent Bernard Doherty says "means a big fine." "Big" translates to more than 320-thousand-dollars. But Doherty admits the band members aren't bothered by it, and "the guys just do their thing." He adds that the extended concert didn't inconvenience anyone, explaining that "there wasn't a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying, 'I want to go home.'" And if the Stones are hit with the fine, they probably won't have much trouble covering the six-figure total. After the band announced their London and New Jersey shows they were reportedly set to make close to 25-million-dollars. The Stones have since added a fifth concert in Brooklyn, New York.
The Stones aren't the only high-profile act to face London's curfew rules this year. Over the summer the plug was pulled on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as they were performing with Paul McCartney at the Hard Rock Calling festival. Organizers sparked an outrage by abruptly stopping the concert. They said they took action fearing that violating the curfew would prevent them from obtaining future licenses to stage shows.
--Perry Farrell: Next Jane's Addiction Album Could Be Band's "Greatest"
Perry Farrell is promising that Jane's Addiction will be back and better than ever next year. The frontman tells "Billboard" the band is currently working on its fifth album, which he believes could be the alt-rock vets' "greatest achievement" yet. Farrell adds that the follow-up to last year's "The Great Escape Artist" will be "something that the world has never experienced." He also says it will be more thematic than previous albums from Jane's Addiction, likening it to "an evening's worth of music" and entertainment. And Farrell says the new music will be perfect for the stage, explaining that he's "building" the album "simultaneously with the live show in mind." Yet despite the ambitious nature of the project, Farrell expects the new album to be in stores sometime in 2013.
--Sammy Hagar Set For "CMT Artists Of The Year" Special
Sammy Hagar is going country for a night. The Red Rocker is slated to participate in the upcoming special "CMT Artists of the Year," which honors the year's top country performers with an all-star concert salute. Sammy's buddy Kenny Chesney is also on board for the event, along with Kenny Rogers, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and many others. "Artists of the Year" Honorees, who won't be revealed prior to the show's airing, are based on a variety of factors including music and concert ticket sales, radio airplay, and Internet searches. Rascal Flatts and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will host the 2012 "CMT Artists of the Year," which will air on CMT on December 8th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
--Garbage Frontwoman Sends Angry, Profane Tweets To Fans
Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is taking some heat from fans after a recent Twitter tirade. The Scottish rocker started by asking the crowd in Cologne, Germany why they were so "cold" and "strangely subdued" during the band's concert on Monday. And when one Twitter user questioned whether she should be publicly criticizing fans like that, Manson responded with a series of profane posts. She didn't appear to be too worried about the fans' responses, admitting toward the end of their back-and-forth that she's "not in the LEAST charming" and never said she was. Garbage wrapped its European tour on Tuesday with a show in Berlin, which Manson apparently enjoyed more. She tweeted afterward that the gig was amazing and thanked the audience for being so sweet and generous.
This is the second time this year followers have seen some odd behavior on Garbage's Twitter account. But the last time, the abnormal posts were attributed to a hacker pretending to be a drunk Shirley Manson.
--Music On TV
Alice Cooper is the musical guest on a new episode of "Conan" on TBS.
Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron is 50.
AFI guitarist Jade Puget is 38.
--Today In Rock History
John Lennon plead guilty to a charge of cannabis possession in a British court. He was fined 375-dollars.
Ringo Starr's Los Angeles home burned down.
The Ramones were guests on "The Midnight Special."
Los Angeles authorities decided they didn't have enough evidence to prosecute Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. He'd been charged with assault in connection with a dispute with his neighbor.
Twisted Sister reunited for "New York Steel: A Hard Rock Benefit Show for the NYPD/FDNY," which raised money for the families of the police and fire department victims of the World Trade Center collapse. Anthrax, The Ace Frehley Band, Sebastian Bach, and Overkill also performed.
Bon Jovi performed at halftime during the Detroit Lions-New England Patriots Thanksgiving Day football game.
Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols, and Blondie were named as inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2006.
Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was named the best pop song of the past 20 years by Britain's "Q" magazine.
Incubus released the album "Light Grenades."
The musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," which features music from U2's Bono and the Edge, marked its first anniversary following a record-setting week at the box office during which the show raked in more than two-million dollars -- the most ever in a seven-day span for New York's Foxwood Theatre.