Several rock acts on television this week. Monday will see the Goo Goo Dolls on David Letterman and Garbage on Jay Leno. On Tuesday, look for KISS star Gene Simmons. On Thursday, David Letterman will have Jimmy Eat World as musical guests. Finally, look for No Doubt on the Tonight Show on Friday night. Check your local listings.
Extra TV spoke with Alien Ant Farm this week to profile the group who has exploded in popularity after their cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’. Mike Cosgrove insists the success hasn’t spoiled them though. “Nothing’s really changed. We live in a bus now and that’s cool.”
Extra TV spoke with Carrie Stevens who talked about her romances with KISS drummer Eric Carr and later Enrique Iglesias. Stevens dated Carr when she was only 18 and explained her time of danger when she was with him. Stevens revealed, “There was this psychotic woman. The security people were concerned because the woman said she was going to kill me. Security would have to walk me separately to the tour bus and separately to the concert to make sure it was safe.” Read more.
Several rock acts are upcoming on late night television appearances in the coming weeks. On Letterman, look for Starsailor on Monday, January 7, and on Thursday, Foo Fighters will join Dave. On the Tonight Show, look for Tantric later tonight, Adema on New Year’s Day, and Sugar Ray January 11 (Friday). As for Craig Kilborn, Bush is scheduled for New Year’s Eve, while Kid Rock is scheduled to be interviewed and Starsailor to perform on Thursday, January 10. Finally, look for Lenny Kravitz on Rosie for a New Year’s Eve performance.
U2’s tour is just about wrapped up now and VH1 will broadcast one of the stops earlier in the year at the Fleet Center in Boston. Check it out tonight. Bono previewed the show telling the Associated Press, “This thing that people are going to see on Friday is a moment in time where everything came together for us.” Read more.
Worldpop reports Jon Bon Jovi’s planned appearance on Ally McBeal has been put on hold as he’ll instead be play benefit shows in aid of victims of the New York terrorist attacks. Jon will instead begin work on the show in November, where he’ll play the love interest of Ally (Calista Flockhart).
Following his appearance as a guest member of the band behind the Conan O’Brien show, Max Weinberg and the Weinberg 7, Slash appeared on the Howard Stern Show this morning. Presumably they’ll have him on E! later today.
If you get E! you should be able to watch highlights of Staind’s interview/performance on the Howard Stern show this morning. The band also will perform tonight on the Video Music Awards.
Jimmy Eat World will be on with David Letterman next Thursday, September 6, to perform. Dave’s other guest will be Owen Wilson.