*Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested Tuesday night after getting into a bar fight. According to TMZ, Butler was at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley when a fight broke out. Cops believed the 65-year-old Butler was responsible for the brawl and busted him on charges of battery, vandalism and disorderly conduct.
He was released from jail yesterday morning.
*Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has a definite opinion about who will be winning the Super Bowl this weekend. The bassist is so convinced that his beloved Seattle Seahawks will beat the New England Patriots Sunday that he’s promised to perform naked at a concert if they lose.
Sixx didn’t say which show he’ll strip down for if the Seahawks lose, but he will certainly have a lot to choose from.
*Courtney Love was never in the running for mom of the year, but it seems she's permanently off that list. In the doc "Montage of Heck" that premiered at Sundance, Love admits she did heroin while pregnant with daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
“I used it once, then stopped,” Love said, according to PageSix. “I knew she would be fine.” The archival footage in "Montage of Heck" shows that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was determined to be a better dad than his ever was. “My father and I are very different people, I am capable of a lot more affection than he is,” Cobain states in archival footage. “I don’t want her to be screwed up.”
*John Frusciante fans expecting his new music to sound like Red Hot Chili Peppers are in for a surprise. The former RHCP guitarist is set to release new, "experimental" music on April 7th under the name Trickfinger, according to ResidentAdvisor.
"I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago," he wrote in a letter. "For the 10 years prior to that, I had been playing guitar along with a wide range of different types of programmed synthesizer and sample-based music, emulating what I heard as best as I could. I found that the languages machines forced programmers to think in had caused them to discover a new musical vocabulary... "
*Steely Dan has already been announced as Coachella Festival headliners so while they’re already on the road, they’ve decided to line up a few more shows.
The band has announced dates for what they’re calling the “Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour,” which in its entirety is comprised of eight shows. The West Coast trek kicks off April 7th in Santa Rosa, California, finishing up April 28th in San Diego, California.
So far there’s no word on whether they’ll be adding more dates in the future.
*Elton John is heading to the small screen...behind the camera, at least. John has teamed up with Alan Ball, the man behind "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under," to create the show "Virtuoso."
According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the show follows a class of young musical prodigies from all over Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence set in the 18th century. John and hubby David Furnish, are on board to produce.
So far, there's no premiere date.
*Eddie Van Halen will be in Washington, DC, February 12th for his very own talk at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and even though the event is long sold out, you now have a chance to hear it.
The “What It Means To Be American” event, in which Van Halen will talk about “his American journey, and how he’s reinvented himself, his band, and the way the guitar is played,” will now be broadcast online on February 13th.
In connection with the talk, Eddie and Fender will be donating a replica of Eddie’s 70s era cross-pollinated guitar, as well as an amp and speaker cabinet to the museum.
*Deep Purple will release the 40th Anniversary Edition deluxe box set of their 1972 album classic, "Machine Head," on TODAY and a new trailer has gone online to promThe new box set features five discs and will be accompanied with fully illustrated 60 page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box.