Daily Rock Dish - December 11th, 2012
12/11/2012 8:10:00 AM
--Aerosmith's Latest Album Might Be Their Last
Aerosmith's Joe Perry says "Music From Another Dimension" might be the group's last studio effort. He tells Noisecreep.com that heading into the project band members knew they "had another record" in them. But the guitarist admits he doesn't know if Aerosmith will make another record. Perry says "Music From Another Dimension" wasn't just a throw-away project. He explains that the band worked very hard on the album and "did not phone this in." Drummer Joey Kramer adds that Aerosmith didn't just strip the archives for material. He admits that "Legendary Child" dates back to their 1993 disc "Get A Grip." But he adds that the band "completely re-did" the song, and "nothing else made it over" from their stash of unused material because "they just didn't fit."
Aerosmith will be wrapping up their road trip in support of "Music From Another Dimension" this week. The band will be performing in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday. They'll play the finale of "The Global Warming Tour" in Nashville on Thursday.
--Black Keys Invited To Play With Rolling Stones
The Black Keys have one more gig before they can take a break from the road -- and it's a big one. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were invited to join the Rolling Stones at the rock legends' final "50 and Counting" concert on Saturday. The duo, who are scheduled to finish their European tour on Thursday, are just one of three special guests set to take the stage with the Stones. Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga will also make appearances during the show at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In a statement on their website, the Stones say they're excited "these extraordinary artists" have agreed to join their 50th anniversary celebration. They add that "now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together." The final "50 and Counting" concert will be televised via pay-per-view in a special called "One More Shot."
Meanwhile, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are appearing on TV tonight, but they won't be giving a traditional performance. The rock legends will be on hand to present the Top Ten list on CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman." The segment will mark Jagger and Richards' "Letterman" debut, but it won't be their first time gracing the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Stones first performed at the venue 48 years ago, as guests on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on October 25th, 1964.
--Green Day Finishes Album Trilogy Today With "¡Tré!"
Green Day's trilogy of albums has reached its finale. "¡Tré!" arrives in stores today, completing the set the punk trio started back in September with "¡Uno!," and continued in November with "¡Dos!" But "¡Tré!" wasn't originally due out this early. Green Day planned to release it in January, during their extensive U.S. tour supporting the three new albums. However, after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into a rehab facility the band was forced to postpone the trek. So, as drummer and the latest album's namesake Tré Cool explains, they decided to give fans the "next best thing" by pushing up the "¡Tré!" release date.
Green Day has yet to officially release a single from "¡Tré!," but at least one track has already been making the rounds. "The Forgotten" was included on the soundtrack to the blockbuster "Twilight Saga" finale, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which hit stores last month.
--Metallica Release Concert DVD On Own Label
Metallica's new concert film is hitting U.S. stores today. The two-disc DVD and single disc Blue-ray "Quebec Magnetic" features the group during their World Magnetic Tour in support of the album "Death Magnetic." The footage was shot in Quebec City in late 2009, and Metallica let the fans pick the material for the film. The 18-track disc includes the "Death Magnetic" songs "Broken, Beat & Scarred," "The Judas Kiss," and "The Day That Never Comes," along with such classics as "Enter Sandman," "Master of Puppets," and "Nothing Else Matters" and eight other bonus cuts. "Quebec Magnetic" also marks Metallica's debut release on their own label, Blackened Recordings. The band officially launched the label on November 30th.
Metallica is also offering a preview of the disc on their website. The "Quebec Magnetic" teaser trailer and full trailer are posted at Metallica.com, along with the DVD tracks "Master of Puppets," "The Day That Never Comes," "The Four Horsemen," and "My Apocalypse."
Metallica's "Quebec Magnetic" Track Listing
"That Was Just Your Life"
"The End Of The Line"
"The Four Horsemen"
"The Shortest Straw"
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"Sad But True"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"The Judas Kiss"
"The Day That Never Comes"
"Master of Puppets"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Seek & Destroy"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Holier Than Thou"
"Turn the Page"
"All Nightmare Long"
--Rock Hall Inductees To Be Announced Tuesday
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 will be unveiled today. HollywoodReporter.com says Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has been tapped to make the announcement in Los Angeles. His band was added to the Rock Hall this year. Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among the 15 acts in the running for the honor, along with Randy Newman, Procol Harum, the Marvelettes, Kraftwerk, and the late Donna Summer. Other nominated artists include the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, blues great Albert King, Chic, The Meters and rap pioneers Public Enemy and N.W.A.
Artists become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their debut recording. And for the first time, this year fans were also given a vote along with more than 600 artists, historians, and music industry insiders. The Rock Hall's Class of 2013 will be celebrated with the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place in Los Angeles on April 18th.
--Reznor Promises New NIN In 2014, Reveals New Streaming Service
Trent Reznor says Nine Inch Nails fans should have something new to listen to in a year or so. He tells "The New Yorker" that he's working on a greatest hits compilation, and "intends to contribute" two new songs to the set. And after the collection is released sometime in 2014, Reznor says he plans to write new music for an entire album. But in the meantime, he'll be busy working on his collaboration with Beats by Dre. Reznor revealed that he's teaming up with Dr. Dre's audio products company to create a music streaming service meant to help users sort through songs. He explains that it will be like "having your own guy" at the record store, who "knows what you like" but can also point you down new paths. The project is tentatively called Daisy, and is expected to be unveiled early next year.
--State Department "Monitoring" Lamb Of God Singer's Trial
The U.S. Department of State says it's "closely monitoring" the progress of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe's trial in the Czech Republic. Fans of Blythe and the band started a "We the People" petition at WhiteHouse.gov during the rocker's five-week stint in a Prague prison this summer, urging President Obama's administration to get involved. Now, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner has responded to the request on behalf of the State Department. Posner says they're unable to discuss details of the case, but he assures the petitioners that they believe Blythe will be treated fairly. In the statement, he explains that the State Department expects "that the Czech government will make all efforts to ensure a fair, transparent and timely trial for Mr. Blythe, and guarantee full protection of his legal rights under Czech law and his welfare."
Last month, Blythe was officially indicted on manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 death of a fan at one of the band's concerts in Prague. Blythe's case first attracted attention this summer when he was arrested and held in a Prague prison for more than a month.
--Dave Grohl Won't Tour With Queens Of The Stone Age
It appears Dave Grohl's time with Queens of the Stone Age won't last past the recording studio. The Foo Fighters frontman is playing drums on the band's upcoming album, but he told New York's WCBS-FM this week that he won't be hitting the road with Josh Homme and company. However, Grohl says he may head out with Homme and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on another Them Crooked Vultures tour. Nothing is on the books yet, but Grohl says they've "talked about." He adds that he knows they'll "get back together and do stuff" someday, because they "love playing" with each other. The trio released the only Them Crooked Vultures album back in 2009. As for the new Queens of the Stone Age record, a release date has yet to be announced.
Former Smithereens bassist Mike Mesaros is 55.
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is 54.
Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools is 48.
Former Del Amitri singer Justin Currie is 48.
Avenged Sevenfold rhythm guitarist Zachy Vengeance is 31.
--Today In Rock History
Genesis began its first U.S. tour with a show at Brandeis University in Boston.
Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley received a near-fatal jolt when he touched a short circuited light rail during a concert in Lakeland, Florida.
The Stray Cats peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart with "Rock This Town."
Bon Jovi performed at the Nobel Peace Prize awards concert in Oslo, Norway.
Ozzy Osbourne topped The Boring Institute's list of the Most Boring Celebrities of 2002. The institute explained that it wasn't saying stars on the list were dull, but that their media overexposure had left the public disinterested.
David Lee Roth sued the other members of Van Halen, alleging they didn't include him in 1996 contract negotiation sessions with their record label.
AC/DC's album "Back in Black" was named the second-best-selling album of all time, surpassed only by Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Courtney Love's drug possession and assault charges, stemming from arrests in 2003 and 2004, were dropped since the singer could show that she'd completion of a drug rehab program.
Daughtry's self-titled album took second place and Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" came in third on the "Billboard" Year-End sales chart, following the soundtrack to "High School Musical 2." In addition, Daughtry's "It's Not Over" ranked as the sixth on the "Billboard" list of most played radio tracks.
On the day after Led Zeppelin played their reunion concert in London, sales of the band's albums and the DVD "The Song Remains the Same" were up 500-percent in Britain.
Axl Rose visited two Guns N' Roses fan sites to talk about why the original lineup broke up and the band's latest album, "Chinese Democracy."
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was released after spending five days in the hospital recovering from injuries he suffered when his tour bus slid off an icy New York road. The singer's injuries included three fractured ribs, a "small cut" on his spleen, and a "small puncture" in his lung in the crash.