Daily Rock Dish - December 10th, 2012
12/10/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Stones To Play 12-12-12 Concert
The Rolling Stones are joining the musical effort to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Promoters of the upcoming 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief made the announcement at a news conference at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday. Movie producer and concert co-promoter Harvey Weinstein said he made a personal appeal to Stones frontman Mick Jagger to participate in the event as the group rehearsed this week for their Saturday show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The Stones join a high-profile list of artists participating in the concert with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, The Who, Paul McCartney among those on the bill. Proceeds raised from the 12-12-12 concert will go to relief efforts for those affected by the superstorm that devastated a number of communities along the Atlantic coast in late October.
The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief will take place on December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play two dates at New Jersey's Prudential Center after the 12-12-12 concert -- on December 13th and December 15th.
--Rolling Stones Launch U.S. Concert Series In Brooklyn Saturday Night
The Rolling Stones continue to wow the crowds as the group brings their "50 and Counting" shows to this side of the Atlantic. The band played their first of three U.S. shows at New York's Barclays Center Saturday night. The group kicked off their two-and-a-half-hour concert with "Get Off Of My Cloud." They welcomed Mary J. Blige to join them on "Gimme Shelter" and invited Gary Clark Jr. to the stage before closing their 20-song set with the classic "Sympathy for the Devil." The encore included "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Jumping Jack Flash," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." In his stage banter frontman Mick Jagger reminisced about the band's lengthy history, including their New York concert debut back in 1964. He also joked that while things were less expensive 48 years ago, he wasn't "going to go there" and compare Stones ticket prices then and now. Tickets for the Barclays Center show cost as much as 800-dollars -- and went for significantly more from ticket resellers.
The Stones have two more shows coming up, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 13th and 15th. The band's last concert will also be carried live as a pay-per-view special.
--Joe Walsh, Jimmy Buffett Earn American Country Award Nominations
Joe Walsh, Jimmy Buffett, and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham are getting some attention from the country music community. Walsh and Buffett are among the nominees for the 3rd annual American Country Awards, airing Monday night on Fox. They each have songs in the running for Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration. Walsh is getting the nod with former Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks for the song "New To This Town," while Buffett earned the bid with Zac Brown Band for their track "Knee Deep." Their competition includes Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's "Feel Like A Rock Star," Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's "Remind Me," and Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield's "Easy." Meanwhile, Buckingham is slated to participate in the event. The fan-voted country music awards show is airing live from in Las Vegas starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
--The Doors' Robby Krieger Hoping For Reunion With John Densmore
The Doors' Robby Krieger says he's hoping the band's three surviving original members will one day reunite. The guitarist tells Washington, DC's Big100.3 the issues are between keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer John Densmore. Krieger admits there's "a lot of bad blood" between the two of them. He explains that it stems from books each of them wrote in which they "both put each other down," as well as Densmore's lawsuit over the band's name. Densmore successfully sued Krieger and Manzarek when they tried to resume working as "The Doors" with other musicians. Robby says he hasn't spoken with John since the trial, but says he's "open" to talking with him. He adds that he hopes eventually John and Ray will "grow up and make up," so the three of them can perform together again some day.
Krieger and Manzarek are currently promoting the recently released concert DVD "The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68." Robby says it was a special show, explaining that "just to play the Hollywood Bowl was the epitome of playing in L.A."
--Album John Lennon Signed For Killer Is For Sale
The album the late John Lennon autographed for his killer is up for sale. MomentsInTime.com is handling the sale of the historic copy of the former Beatle's 1980 disc "Double Fantasy" for a second time. The company explains on its website that the man who originally found the album outside Lennon's home turned it over to prosecutors for their case against Mark David Chapman. Lennon had signed the cover for Chapman just hours before Chapman shot and killed him. After Chapman's trial the man got the album back, along with a letter of appreciation from the District Attorney. He eventually sold the famed disc through the website in 1999. Now, the current owner is selling. Lennon's signature and the date are clear, along with Chapman's "forensically enhanced" fingerprints. Details on the sale are available at MomentsInTime.com.
Moments In Time spokesman Bob Zafian says the company is "very excited to bring such a historically significant piece to the market." This past Saturday marked the 32nd anniversary of Lennon's death.
--ZZ Top's Dusty Hill Identifies With Beard, Won't Shave
ZZ Top's Dusty Hill says he plans to wear a beard forever. The bassist tells "The Las Vegas Sun" that facial hair has been a part of his image since he was a teenager, explaining that he's had a moustache since he was 16. But he admits that he was clean-shaven when he started his performing career. Hill says he played with different "show bands," and would visit a barber twice a week to get a really close shave. But the 63-year-old rocker admits those days were so long ago that he can't "remember what it feels like" to have a razor run across his face. Hill says these days nobody he knows today -- not even his wife -- has ever seen him without the whiskers. He explains that the long beard isn't just his ZZ Top image but it's a part of him, so even if he retires he's not going to shave.
--Original Breeders Lineup Reunites For "Last Splash" Anniversary
The Breeders are looking forward to a busy 2013. The band's record label, 4AD, says Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her twin sister Kelley are putting the lineup that recorded the Breeders' 1993 hit album "Last Splash" back together for one of the upcoming All Tomorrow's Parties festivals. Along with Josephine Wiggs and Jim MacPherson, the group is booked to play the Deerhunter-curated event, which takes place June 21st through the 23rd in Camber Sands, England. The show will reportedly be just one of several "Last Splash" gigs the Breeders will play over the next year.
Meanwhile, 4AD also plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Last Splash" with a deluxe reissue. The special edition, dubbed "LSXX," is due out in April.
Beck added a Spike Video Game Award win to his résumé this weekend. The singer-songwriter's track "Cities," which appeared in the game "Sound Shapes," was named Best Song in a Game at Friday's VGA ceremony. Beck's tune beat out Linkin Park's "Castle of Glass" from "Medal of Honor: Warfighter," Austin Wintory's "I Didn't Ask for This" from "Journey," and Health's "Tears" from "Max Payne 3."
--Music On TV
Jack White is the musical guest on tonight's episode of "Conan" on TBS, while Of Monsters and Men performs on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC. Also, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is scheduled to appear on "CBS This Morning."
Paul Hardcastle is 55.
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis is 47.
Former White Stripes drummer Meg White is 38.
Dishwalla's Scott Alexander is 41.
--Today In Rock History
The Rolling Stones released the album "December's Children (And Everybody's)," including the single "As Tears Go By."
Frank Zappa was attacked on stage during a show in London. Zappa was thrown into the orchestra pit, breaking his leg and fracturing his skull. It took him almost a year to recover.
Ozzy Osbourne launched his Talk of the Devil UK tour with a show in Cornwall, England.
The Bob Geldof-led Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas" was released.
Van Halen's "Finish What Ya Started" peaked at number 13 on the pop singles chart.
Rock DJ Alan Freed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sinead O'Connor and Harry Connick, Jr. were among the performers at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway.
Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Tim Commerford were among those who took part in a demonstration in Los Angeles supporting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Courtney Love was sued by a law firm that said she owed the company nearly 229-thousand-dollars for getting her out of her contract with Universal Records.
Henry Rollins began his fourth USO tour in 13 months. This time he was making his second trip to Afghanistan.
3 Doors Down hosted the 2nd annual Better Life Foundation benefit concert, also featuring Alter Bridge, at the Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama. Money raised went to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast.
Led Zeppelin performed at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London. The show marked the first time surviving band members played a full set together since the 1980 death of drummer John Bonham. Bonham's son, Jason, filled in for his late father. The show received rave reviews, and sparked numerous rumors about the band launching a reunion tour. However, no such trek materialized.
Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler made guest appearances at Metallica's last of four 30th anniversary concerts in San Francisco.