Daily Rock Dish - December 6th, 2012
12/6/2012 8:10:00 AM
--E! To Cover Stones' Pay-Per-View Pre-Show Coverage
The Rolling Stones will be giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their final Newark, New Jersey show. E! is set to host a live pre-concert special leading up to the group's live pay-per-view performance at the Prudential Center. The show will feature interviews with band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood, along with backstage and concert arrival coverage. In addition, Stones expert Bill Flanagan will be on hand to provide information and insights into the band and their 50-year career. The Stones' live pay-per-view event is the last of the band's five scheduled "50 and Counting" concerts, and will be available through all cable, satellite, and telco providers on December 15th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Pacific. E! will launch the pre-concert coverage an hour earlier, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
The Stones will play the first of their three U.S. concerts at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center this Sunday. The band will also perform at Newark's Prudential Center on December 13th.
--Stones Jagger, Richards Reflect On Their Relationship
Keith Richards is shedding new light on his rocky relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The guitarist tells "Esquire" magazine that they're "two very volatile guys who've been through a whole lot of stuff in their life and still somehow manage." He says he thinks of Mick as his brother, explaining that sometimes he'll "despise the man" and at other times he'll "love that man so much." But while Richards has also compared himself and Mick to a married couple, it's an analogy that doesn't sit well with Jagger, who calls it "one of the dumbest" things a person could say. The singer explains that "it's completely different from being married when you work with someone," adding that he and Keith have worked together and known each other "for a long time." But the Stones are more than just a job to Keith. He describes the group as a sustaining life force, explaining that "there's the air you breathe and the food you eat, and then there's the Rolling Stones."
--Eagles Documentary To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival
The Eagles are providing the official account of their early days in a new documentary. "History of the Eagles Part 1" tells the first part of the group's story, from their formation in 1971 and rise to fame to their breakup in 1980. The movie recalls the band's experiences through the '70s through a host of interviews, archival footage and never before released home movies, photographs and other memorabilia. Everyone in the band's current lineup contributes to the project. The film also features interviews with the group's former members as well as their friends and close associates in the '70s. The band is slated to unveil "History of the Eagles Part 1" at next month's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film's premiere is scheduled for January 19th.
Eagle Glenn Frey says the band has spent the past five years putting the documentary together, and worked "intensely" on the project this year with director Alison Ellwood and producer Alex Gibney. He adds that they're "all very pleased with the progress" they've made on the film, and they're "excited to see the finished product at Sundance."
--Jack White Clarifies His Criticism Of Lady Gaga, Calls Out Media
Jack White is clarifying some recent comments he made about Lady Gaga. The former White Stripes frontman has been getting attention for his criticism of the pop star in a recent interview with "Esquire U.K." The magazine quoted White as saying that Gaga was "all artifice" and "all image with no meaning." He reportedly said he thought the singer lacked substance and that her image was something that "you can't sink your teeth into" because it is a "sound bite" and "very of this age."
White is now insisting that he never said anything negative about Gaga's music. On Wednesday, he released a statement saying that he "never questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way" and the press twisted his words and created a "tabloidesque drama." According to White, he was having a "conversation about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image," which was taken out of context. He specifically called out music site "NME" saying they "put whatever words they feel like between two quotation marks." In regards to Gaga, he said he "fully" congratulates and compliments her "on her championing of gay rights issues and the momentum it's given to help create change."
--Johnny Depp Gathers Rockers For More Pirate Songs
Johnny Depp and his "Pirates of the Caribbean" mates Gore Verbinski and Hal Willner have put together another group of artists to take on a new batch of "pirate ballads, sea songs and chanteys." Depp worked with the director and producer back in 2006 on the compilation "Rogue's Gallery," and now they've announced a sequel called "Son of Rogue's Gallery." The lead single for the new collection finds Depp and Verbinski teaming up with the Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan on the song "Leaving of Liverpool." Other pairings include Tom Waits and Keith Richards, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and Courtney Love, Depp and Patti Smith and more.
Sean Lennon, Gavin Friday, Iggy Pop, Broken Social Scene and others also contribute to the two-disc set. "Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" is due out February 19th.
Here is the full track list for "Son of Rogue's Gallery":
1. Shane MacGowan: "Leaving of Liverpool" [ft. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski]
2. Robyn Hitchcock: "Sam's Gone Away"
3. Beth Orton: "River Come Down"
4. Sean Lennon: "Row Bullies Row" [ft. Jack Sh**]
5. Tom Waits: "Shenandoah" [ft.Keith Richards]
6. Ivan Neville: "Mr Stormalong"
7. Iggy Pop: "Ass**** Rules the Navy" [ft. A Hawk and a Hacksaw]
8. Macy Gray: "Off to Sea Once More"
9. Ed Harcourt: "The Ol' OG"
10. Shilpa Ray: "Pirate Jenny" [ft. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis]
11. Patti Smith and Johnny Depp: "The Mermaid"
12. Chuck E Weiss: "Anthem for Old Souls"
13. Ed Pastorini: "Orange Claw Hammer"
14. The Americans: "Sweet and Low"
15. Robin Holcomb and Jessica Kenny: "Ye Mariners All"
16. Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally: "Tom's Gone to Hilo"
17. Kenny Wollesen and The Himalayas Marching Band: "Bear Away"
1. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: "Handsome Cabin Boy"
2. Michael Stipe and Courtney Love: "Rio Grande"
3. Marc Almond: "Ship in Distress"
4. Dr John: "In Lure of the Tropics"
5. Todd Rundgren: "Rolling Down to Old Maui"
6. Dan Zanes: "Jack Tar on Shore" [ft. Broken Social Scene]
7. Sissy Bounce (Katey Red and Big Freedia): "Sally Racket" [ft. Akron/Family]
8. Broken Social Scene: "Wild Goose"
9. Marianne Faithfull: "Flandyke Shore" [ft. Kate and Anna McGarrigle]
10. Ricky Jay: "The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)"
11. Michael Gira: "Whiskey Johnny"
12. Petra Haden: "Sunshine Life for Me" [ft. Lenny Pickett]
13. Jenni Muldaur: "Row the Boat Child"
14. Richard Thompson: "General Taylor" [ft. Jack Sh**]
15. Tim Robbins: "Marianne" [ft. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs]
16. Kembra Phaler: "Barnacle Bill the Sailor [ft. Antony, Joseph Arthur, and Foetus]
17. Angelica Huston: "Missus McGraw" [ft. The Weisberg Strings]
18. Iggy Pop and Elegant Too: "The Dreadnought"
19. Mary Margaret O'Hara: "Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)"
--Music On TV
The Gaslight Anthem takes the stage on tonight's episode of "Conan" on TBS.
Tenpole Tudor frontman Edward Tudor-Pole is 58.
Rick Buckler, the former drummer for the Jam, is 57.
Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is 56.
The Pixies David Lovering is 51.
--Today In Rock History
The Beatles released their first holiday record.
Elvis Presley reportedly received a letter from then President-elect Richard Nixon, asking for his his support during his first term in the White House.
The Rolling Stones, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and Jefferson Airplane played a free concert at the Altamont Speedway near San Francisco. During the Stones' set a fan was killed by a member of the Hell's Angels. On the advise of the Grateful Dead, the Angels had been hired to run security. The biker said he killed the audience member because he believed that person had been pointing a gun at Mick Jagger.
The Rolling Stones film "Gimme Shelter" opened in New York. The movie focuses on the Stones' 1969 tour, specifically the free concert at Altamont in which a fan was stabbed to death by a Hell's Angel.
Sid Vicious smashed a glass in the face of Patti Smith's brother Todd in a fight at a club in New York.
Roy Orbison died of a heart attack while visiting his mother in Tennessee. He was 52.
Pearl Jam released the album "Vitalogy."
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel show "Lizzie McGuire."
Motley Crue announced plans for a reunion tour, marking the first time in five years that the four original members of the group performed together.
Marilyn Manson was a guest lecturer at Philadelphia's Temple University as part of mtvU's "Stand-In" series.
Eddie Van Halen's wife, Valerie Bertinelli, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming irreconcilable differences. The Van Halen guitarist and the actress had been separated for more than four years.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was hospitalized after being injured when his tour bus slid off an icy New York road. The singer suffered three fractured ribs, a "small cut" on his spleen, and a "small puncture" in his lung in the crash. The accident forced Weezer to cancel tour dates through the end of the year.