Daily Rock Dish - 1/18/13
1/18/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Candles Light Up Osbourne Home, Fire Dept. Called
Candles are being blamed for a fire that sent the Beverly Hills Fire Department to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's home early Thursday morning. Sharon tells TMZ.com she made the mistake of not extinguishing the candles that were burning in her home before going to bed Wednesday night. Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 4:45 am local time Thursday. They managed to contain the the blaze before any significant damage was done.
--Dave Grohl To Premiere "Sound City" Doc, Perform With Supergroup
Dave Grohl has a couple of new things to show off tonight. The Foo Fighters frontman is in Park City, Utah for the world premiere of his directorial debut "Sound City" at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary tells the story of the famous Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. It features iconic rockers like Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield and others talking about the famous albums that were recorded there, including Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush." Many of those same musicians are also set to join Grohl for a live performance under the name The Sound City Players. In addition to Grohl, Nicks and Springfield, the supergroup also includes the rest of the Foo Fighters, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, and more.
A slightly altered version of the Sound City Players is also scheduled to take the stage for a one-off show in Los Angeles on January 31st. The gig coincides with the premiere of "Sound City" in theaters across the country in a one-night-only event. Fans can find their closest participating venue at SoundCityMovie.com.
--Kid Rock, Bob Seger Team Up For 2 Concert Dates
Kid Rock and Bob Seger are pairing up for a pair of concerts in March. The two are making good on promises of more onstage collaborations with two concerts in Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota. The Minneapolis date is set for March 15th. The Fargo concert will take place on March 16th. Tickets for both shows go on sale January 26th. Seger and Rock are also touring separately this spring. The two have been pals for more than a decade now. They famously took the stage together at Kid Rock's pre-Super Bowl concert in Detroit in 2006. Two years earlier, Rock inducted Seger into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
--Soundgarden Kick Off North American Tour Tonight
Soundgarden is ready to bring its latest album on the road. The grunge icons kick off a North American tour in support of "King Animal" tonight with a show in Washington, DC. The trek includes a number of multi-night stands, including stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angles and more. And while the King Animal tour is sold-out, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell announced Thursday that they will be selling two tickets and a meet and greet with him at all shows. The VIP treatment costs 750-dollars, but the money goes to the newly formed Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which works to help kids dealing with homelessness, poverty, abuse and other obstacles. Fans can get more information at SoundgardenWorld.com.
Soundgarden 2013 Tour Dates:
2/2 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Orpheum Theatre -- SOLD OUT
--Tom Morello To Join Bruce Springsteen's Australian Tour
Tom Morello will soon be heading Down Under with the E Street Band. Bruce Springsteen announced this week that the Rage Against the Machine guitarist will be filling in on guitar while the Boss and his legendary band make their way through Australia this spring. Springsteen's usual axe man, Steven Van Zandt, isn't able to take part in the upcoming leg of the "Wrecking Ball" tour because of filming commitments to his Netflix series "Lilyhammer." The Australian trek kicks off March 14th in Brisbane and is scheduled to run through the end of the month. And while this will be Morello's longest stint with Springsteen, it won't be his first. He played with him on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," at last year's South by Southwest festival, and the 25th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebration in 2010. He also played on a pair of songs from Springsteen's latest album, "Wrecking Ball."
--Rolling Stones Rake In Over 38-Million With Five Concerts
The numbers are in on The Rolling Stones' recent "50 and Counting" shows. Billboard.com says the group raked in 38-million-687-thousand-and-ten-dollars with their five sold out concerts in November and December, which averages out to more than seven-point-seven-million per show. With each performance running approximately two-and-a-half-hours, that boils down to roughly three-million-dollars an hour. And the 38-million-plus figure just accounts for ticket sales, not any revenue from the band's pay-per-view special. Late last year the Stones marked their 50th anniversary on the stage, playing their first shows in five years. They gave two shows in London in late November before heading to this side of the Atlantic for a concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The group wrapped up their run with two nights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey -- the last of which was carried live on TV.
--Report: Strokes To Release New Album This Year
The Strokes will be back with something new in 2013. Billboard.com reports the rockers are on track to release their follow-up to 2011's "Angles" sometime this year. The intended lead single from the band's fifth studio set is titled "All the Time." Seattle radio station 107.7 The End first broke the news with a post on its Facebook page. They said they were listening to a "brand new Strokes" song called "All the Time" courtesy of RCA Records. They told fans they'd have to "leak" it soon and promised them they would not be disappointed. The Strokes themselves, meanwhile, have yet to offer any details about the new album or when it may hit stores.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is 42.
The Used guitarist Quinn Allman is 31.
--Today In Rock History
So-called "Fifth Beatle" Pete Best won a defamation suit against his former group.
Pink Floyd began recording sessions for "Dark Side Of The Moon."
Bad Company formed. The rock super group included Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, and Boz Burrell from King Crimson.
The Sex Pistols U.S. tour ended in San Francisco with the band in shambles.
The Clash released the album "London Calling."
Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" hit number one on the album chart.
Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams was arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity. She did not go quietly, and after a fight with police she was cut and bruised, and needed 12 stitches.
The Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson destroyed his New York hotel room, ending up with a bill for a thousand dollars. The group was in town for a performance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
The Rolling Stones were among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Three fans were crushed by the crowd at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.
The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guardrail in Mill Valley, California. He wasn't injured in the accident.
Artwork featuring and done by Marilyn Manson went on display at a gallery in Hollywood, California.
The Rolling Stones performed their first live televised concert with the HBO special, "Rolling Stones: Live from Madison Square Garden."
Jimmy Page's playing on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" was named the Top Guitar Solo of All Time in an AboutGuitars.com survey.
One-time Social Distortion bassist Brent Liles was riding a bike in Placentia, California when he was hit by a truck and killed. He was 43.
U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp and James Taylor were just some of the numerous performers taking part in the "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" event, which formally launched four days of festivities in conjunction with President-elect Barack Obama's historic swearing-in ceremony.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler officially began his second year as a judge on "American Idol" with the launch of the show's eleventh season.