Daily Rock Dish - 1/25/13
1/25/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Green Day To Premiere Documentary This Weekend At X Games
Green Day will be hitting the big screen at the X Games this weekend in Aspen, Colorado. The punk rockers' new documentary, "Cuatro!," is scheduled to debut at the Wheeler Opera House Saturday as part of the sporting event's FILM Showcase. The doc takes viewers behind the scenes during the writing and recording of Green Day's recent album trilogy -- "Uno!," "Dos!" and "Tre!" -- and the band will reportedly pull back the curtain even more with a Q-and-A session right after the screening. The post on the band's website doesn't specifically say whether frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be taking part in the event, but if he does, it will be his first major public appearance since checking into a rehab facility last fall. Green Day has been on hiatus since then, but they've announced plans to resume their postponed tour behind the new albums in March.
--Jack White, Lumineers Added To Grammys Lineup
Jack White will definitely be taking the Grammy stage next month, even if he doesn't win an award. He's among the new additions to the lineup of performers for this year's ceremony, along with the Lumineers and country stars Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is also on board for a special duet with Elton John. They all join previously announced performers Mumford and Sons, fun., the Black Keys, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place February 10th at the the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, White is in the running for three Grammy awards. His solo debut "Blunderbuss" earned nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album, and his single "Freedom at 21" is up for Best Rock Song. Likewise, the Lumineers picked up nods for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album, while Sheeran's hit "The A Team" is a Song of the Year contender.
--Roster Of Performers For Coachella Music Festival Finalized
A number of big names are set to headline the upcoming Coachella Valley music festival slated for this April. Organizers say acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the Wu Tang Clan and Lou Reed are on the bill along with Phoenix and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There were rumors the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk would also play, but both groups say that's not the case. Coachella takes place over two weekends in April, with the first starting on the 12th, the second on the 19th.
--Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit Now Cancer Free; Thanks Fans For Support
The Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit is extending his belated but "sincere gratitude for the outpouring of get well wishes" he's received during his short and seemingly successful bout with cancer. He says in a website letter that he greatly appreciates the e-cards and real cards as well as the well-wishes, positive thoughts, and prayers over his health. Without being specific about his medical problems Schmit says his "issues were disheartening," but adds that following "major surgery" and a couple of weeks' recovery time he "received a clean bill of health." He adds that his voice is "coming along nicely" and "all is good."
Last month his assistant Julie told a Timothy B. Schmit fan site -- with his permission -- that the rocker had been diagnosed with throat and neck cancer in October. She explained that he underwent surgery in New York after performing in Las Vegas on November 17th. She added that his pathology report indicated he was cancer free, so he wouldn't need to undergo any post-operative radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
--Killswitch Engage Vocalist Takes Part In Anti-Suicide Campaign
Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach says music is the reason he's still here today. The rocker is the latest contributor in a series put together by Chicago-based non-profit Hope for the Day and "Alternative Press" magazine dubbed "Music Saved My Life." In the latest installment, Leach explains that punk rock and hardcore were the styles of music that first spoke to him. He says it continues to be an outlet for him now, but it was particularly useful when he was younger and "still learning how to cope." Leach admits he's struggled with anxiety, depression and even thoughts of suicide, and says he's had some very close friends take their own lives. He encourages anyone dealing with the same issues to reach out to someone and ask for help. More information is available at HFTD.org.
Meanwhile, Leach and the rest of Killswitch Engage are gearing up for the release of their sixth album, "Disarm and Descent." The record is scheduled to hit stores April 2nd, while the lead single "In Due Time" will be released February 5th.
--Music On TV
Tonight's repeat episode of the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS features a performance from Soundgarden.
Former Split Enz drummer Malcolm Green is 60.
Original drummer for the Clash Terry Chimes is 57.
Guitarist Andy Cox is 57. He was a member of the English Beat and Fine Young Cannibals.
Bassist Gary Tibbs is 55. He's worked with Roxy Music and Adam and the Ants.
Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander is 29.
--Today In Rock History
Janis Joplin made her stage debut in San Francisco, performing at a coffeehouse in North Beach.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" peaked at number 19 on the pop singles chart.
The Cars were named the Best New Band of the Year in the "Rolling Stone" magazine annual reader's poll.
Comedian John Belushi joined the Dead Boys on stage for a show at The Whiskey in Los Angeles.
Queensryche released its self-titled album.
U2's "Mysterious Ways" peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
Motley Crue got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It's outside the Musician's Institute in Hollywood.
The Rolling Stones topped "Forbes" magazine's 2006 list of Music's Top Moneymakers, having generated 150-point-six-million-dollars.
Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash confirmed that band mate Scott Weiland would be taking part in a Stone Temple Pilots reunion. However he said it didn't mean there were problems in Velvet Revolver.
Kiss rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The band's appearance was part of a promotion celebrating the soft drink Dr. Pepper's 125th anniversary.
Ozzy Osbourne's autobiography, "I Am Ozzy," arrived in stores.