Daily Rock Dish - 1/31/13
1/31/2013 8:10:00 AM
--Grohl's "Sound City" Hits Theaters Tonight, Sound City Players To Perform
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players will be back in action tonight in Los Angeles. With a lineup that includes Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, members of the Foo Fighters and more, the supergroup made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah earlier this month. Now, they're scheduled to take the stage at the Hollywood Palladium in honor of the theatrical premiere of Grohl's documentary, "Sound City." The film will hit big screens across the country as part of a special one-night-only event. A list of participating theaters is available at SoundCityMovie.com, where fans can also get information about venues that will be showing "Sound City" over the next few months.
"Sound City" will also be available digitally this Friday, February 1st. And the film's soundtrack is set to hit stores March 12th.
--Tool Loses Jamming Time After Multiple Vespa Accidents
Tool fans may have to wait a little longer for the band's long-awaited new album after the rockers hit a speed bump earlier this month. A recent post on the band's website explains that 2013 "started off on a bad note" when a certain unnamed member suffered several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder when his Vespa scooter slipped on icy roads. The band says the injury cost them nine days of jamming, but the unnamed band member is "recovering nicely" and sessions for the follow-up to their 2006 album "10,000 Days" have since resumed.
Meanwhile, Tool will likely be avoiding Vespas in the near future. They explain that a few days prior to the band member's accident, another person "involved" with the group wound up in the hospital after a similar Vespa-related mishap.
--Metallica Among Honorees At "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards
Metallica will be onstage for multiple reasons at this year's "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards Show. Not only will the metal icons be there to perform, they're also set to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Rob Zombie will also be honored with the Golden God award, and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi will pick up the Riff Lord award. Other nominees include Soundgarden, Deftones, Aerosmith, the Darkness, Lamb of God, Anthrax and more. Voting is under way now at GoldenGodsAwards.com, and will remain open though April 15th. This year's trophies will be handed out during the 5th annual "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards ceremony at Los Angeles' Club Nokia on May 2nd.
In addition to Metallica, the event will also feature performances from Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Halestorm, with more acts expected to join the lineup in the coming weeks. All the action will be broadcast live on AXSA TV and via Xbox Live and Facebook.
Nominees for the 5th annual "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards Show
BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone
John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Brendon Small (Dethklok)
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop
Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
Neil Peart (Rush)
PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Jason Newsted (Newsted)
Sergio Vega (Deftones)
BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink
Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)
Maria Brink (In This Moment)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Chino Moreno (Deftones)
Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)
BEST NEW TALENT
Miss May I
Of Mice & Men
BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb of God
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
Asking Alexandria, "Run Free"
Avenged Sevenfold, "Carry On"
Black Veil Brides, "In The End"
Dethklok, "I Ejaculate Fire"
Halestorm, "Love Bites (So Do I)"
In This Moment, "Blood"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification
Deftones, "Koi No Yokan"
Gojira, "L'Enfant Sauvage
Halestorm, "The Strange Case of..."
Marilyn Manson, "Born Villain"
Soundgarden, "King Animal"
Stone Sour, "House of Gold & Bones Part 1"
MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
A Day To Remember
MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records
Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)
Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)
Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
Triple H (WWE wrestling)
Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)
CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)
--Hendrix Estate Suing Over Concert Film Project
The Jimi Hendrix estate appears to have surpassed a hurdle in a lawsuit over a proposed film project featuring the legendary guitarist. The rocker's heirs had been working with Gerald Goldstein on a concert film showcasing Hendrix performances in Europe in 1969. Goldstein shot the footage more than 40 years ago, and in 2001 -- after years of battling the Hendrix estate over ownership rights -- the two sides agreed to collaborate on the movie. But things went sour in 2010 when Goldstein wouldn't accept a distribution deal with Sony, which prompted the lawsuit.
The Hendrix family, which put up more than half of the funding for the two-million-dollar project, is asking for ownership of the film's soundtrack and to be reimbursed the money they put into the movie. In a tentative ruling issued Tuesday, the judge refused Goldstein's request to have the case dismissed. A final ruling is expected Thursday.
--Garbage Reveals First Part of Spring North American Tour
Garbage will be making their way through North America again later this year. The rockers are due to hit the road in New Zealand and Australia first, but they've unveiled a handful of stops scheduled for this continent in the spring. The trek starts in New York on March 22nd, and continues through Philadelphia on the 23rd; Silver Springs, Maryland on the 24th; and Boston on the 26th. The band says another 12 dates will be announced soon. Ticket information for the first four gigs will be available at Garbage.com on Thursday.
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera is 62.
KC and the Sunshine Band frontman Harry Wayne Casey is 62.
Former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg is 59.
Former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten is 57. He now leads the band Public Image Ltd.
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions frontman Lloyd Cole is 52.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is 49.
Jesus Jones bassist Al Doughty is 47.
NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes frontman Fat Mike is 46.
--Today In Rock History
All but two members of the Grateful Dead were arrested in New Orleans for drug possession. The incident inspired the group's hit "Truckin'."
The Doobie Brothers announced that the group was breaking up, but that the group would go on a farewell tour.
The Beastie Boys denied rumors that the band was breaking up. The guys were taking a break from the band to concentrate on solo projects.
Kiss drummer Peter Criss left the group during the band's protracted farewell tour.
The three-day Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention began in Pasadena, California. Rob Zombie was there promoting his movie, "House of 1000 Corpses."
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Van Halen's Sammy Hagar, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith was among the rockers who took part CMT's multi-genre "Toby Keith's Shock'N Y'All Super Bowl Party: A CMT Crossroads Special."
Great White tour manager Dan Biechele [[BEEK-lee]] agreed to plead guilty to 100 of the 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against him in the criminal case stemming from The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island in February 2003. In return for his plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining counts he was facing.
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton gave his 2003 Harley Davidson Fatboy 100th Anniversary bike, one of his bass guitars, and a stage outfit to the Hard Rock Café Boston, and in return the Hard Rock made a 30-thousand-dollar donation to the Massachusetts General Hospital YouthCare, a program for kids with social and behavioral disabilities.
Kings Of Leon was the big rock winner at at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Others taking home trophies included Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Phoenix, and Jeff Beck, while Neil Young, AC/DC, and Judas Priest were among those earning their first-ever Grammy awards.