Daily Rock Dish - 1/16/13
1/16/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Add Another Show
The Sound City Players have booked another gig. Dave Grohl's supergroup -- featuring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Krist Novoselic, members of the Foo Fighters, and others -- is scheduled to play a one-off show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on January 31st. That same night, Grohl's "Sound City" documentary will premiere in L.A. and theaters across the country in a one-night-only event. Tickets for the Los Angeles gig are scheduled to go on sale today. Both the film and the Sound City Players are set to make their debut at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, January 18th. Fans can get more information about Grohl's directorial debut and his new band at SoundCityMovie.com.
--Metallica Announce Name, Release Date, Other Details About 3D Movie
Metallica is unveiling more details about their upcoming 3D film. "Metallica Through The Never" is slated to arrive in theaters on August 9th. And it's not your typical concert movie. The band has teamed up with Picturehouse to distribute the film, which Picturehouse head Bob Berney describes as "an entertaining genre film with a concert inside it." The Metallica show serves as the vehicle for the action surrounding a roadie. According to a statement, Dane DeHaan stars as "a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd, and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down." Filmmaker Nimród Antal, whose credits include the 2010 film "Predators," wrote and directed "Metallica Through The Never." Berney adds Antal and the band have created a film that "captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans."
Metallica shot the concert footage for the film in Vancouver, British Columbia last summer. For the project they filmed two scheduled concerts, and played a special third show to wrap up the production. Because the final concert was going to include interruptions for lighting and camera adjustments, Metallica only charged five-dollars for tickets, and the money went to a local charity.
--Godsmack's Sully Erna To Embark On Solo Tour In March
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna is set to head out on his own this spring. The rocker has announced a string of six solo shows scheduled to start March 22nd in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The outing will keep him on the East Coast, with gigs in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire. As for the setlists, Erna is expected to cover his entire career, ranging from his work with Godsmack to cuts from his 2010 solo debut, "Avalon." Pre-sale tickets go on sale today, while tickets for the general public will be available starting this Friday, January 18th. More information is available at SullyErna.com.
Sully Erna Tour Dates:
3/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ -- House of Blues
3/23 -- Huntington, NY -- The Paramount
3/24 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Sun
4/5 -- Hampton Beach, NH -- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/6 -- Verona, NY -- Turning Stone
4/13 -- Niagara Falls, NY -- Niagara Casino and Hotel
--David Bowie Won't Tour Behind New Album
While David Bowie has a new album coming out, fans shouldn't expect him to tour behind the disc. Producer Tony Visconti tells RollingStone.com that the rocker has no intentions to hit the road in support of "The Next Day." He says Bowie has mentioned possibly playing a show or two "if he feels like it." But he says but the singer has been "very clear" with label execs that he's not "going to tour or do any kind of ridiculously long album promotion" for the album. Visconti adds that Bowie's plan was to take his new single, "Where Are We Now?," and "drop at midnight on his birthday and just let things avalanche." Bowie released the track on January 8th, which was his 66th birthday. "The Next Day" is slated for release on March 12th.
--Alice Cooper, Don Felder, Michael Bolton Golfing For Charity
Alice Cooper, former Eagle Don Felder, and Michael Bolton are spending time this week golfing for a cause. They're among the stars taking part in the Humana Challenge, the charity golf tournament previously known as the Bob Hope Classic. Other stars taking part in the event include actors Craig T. Nelson, Anthony Anderson, and Peter Gallagher; actor and game show host Alfonso Ribeiro; and Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. TV personality Carson Daly, NFL stars Ronde Barber and Marshall Faulk, and comedian Ron White are also on board. Cooper is a longtime supporters of the event. This year marks his 15th tournament over the past 16 years. The Humana Challenge raises money for a variety of organizations serving California's Coachella Valley.
While activities surrounding the Humana Challenge began over the weekend, first round play begins Thursday and continues through Sunday. The Golf Channel will provide coverage of the event each day from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
--Freddie Mercury's Rolls Goes For Big Money At Auction
A car once used by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury now has a new owner. The UK's "Daily Telegraph" says the singer's Rolls Royce was expected to fetch between 14-thousand-400 and 17-thousand-700 dollars at the Coys auction in Birmingham, England over the weekend. But when it went under the hammer on Saturday bidding climbed into the six figures before a Russian businessman got the car for just under 119-thousand dollars. The 1974 Rolls Silver Shadow features a grey leather interior and wood trim, with automatic windows, a radio cassette player, and a car phone. Mercury bought the car in 1979 through his Goose Productions company, and used it until his death in 1991. Since then the car had been with Freddie's family, who last used it to attend the 2002 premiere of the Queen musical "We Will Rock You." In addition, Mercury reportedly didn't put any of the 62-thousand miles on the car himself. He never actually drove the vehicle but used chauffeurs, because he didn't have a driver's license.
Paramore is offering a taste of things to come on their soon-to-be-released self-titled album. The group recently unveiled a trailer for the set, which features footage of the trio at work in the studio backed by audio clips of their new material. "Paramore" is scheduled to hit stores April 9th, while the lead single, "Now," is due out January 22nd.
"Downloaded," Alex Winters' new documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, will have its premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas later this year. The full list of films being shown at the 2013 edition of SXSW will be released on January 31st. The festival is scheduled to start March 8th.
Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb is 51.
Jill Sobule is 48.
The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi is 32.
--Today In History
Eight lithographs by John Lennon in an exhibit that opened two days earlier in London were confiscated by Scotland Yard's Obscene Publications Squad because authorities deemed them to be obscene.
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was admitted to a hospital after he fell through a glass door of a San Francisco hotel in a drugged out state. In addition, "Newsweek" magazine included a profile of the group.
Cher filed for divorce from Gregg Allman. The couple had been married for only nine days.
Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo after authorities found a half-pound of marijuana in his suitcase at the Tokyo Airport. He spent ten days in jail and was then deported. His tour of Japan was cancelled.
The Beastie Boys were censored when they appeared on "American Bandstand." It was the first time the show had ever censored an artist.
U2's Bono was with Jimmy Buffett and Island Records executive Chris Blackwell on a flight out of Montego Bay, Jamaica, when their aircraft was fired upon. The authorities had been told the plane belonged to a drug trafficker. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
Cold reportedly announced that the band was breaking up because guitarist Terry Balsamo became a permanent member of Evanescence, replacing Ben Moody. The band later denied the statement.
Former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture for "Old Habits Die Hard," their contribution to the soundtrack to the movie "Alfie."
Sting revealed that some sort of Police reunion would occur because band members wanted to do something to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough single, "Roxanne."
Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer dropped off the band's European tour, citing personal and family reasons for his exit. Band members said they supported his decision but would continue the tour without him.