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White Noise: News on Cradle of Filth, Aerosmith, Down, Kiss, Nirvana and More

Two weeks ago, when we were at the New Jersey stop of the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, we bought a Snapple. It came in a plastic bottle, but the woman we handed our $7 to for the drink ended up opening it, and poured the iced tea into a plastic cup. We asked why, and she told us that the tour’s organizers didn’t want fans throwing bottles, glass or plastic, at the band’s on stage. We sort of scratched our heads when she told us that. Why, we wondered, would anyone want to throw a bottle at a band? Seriously. What’s up with that? We’ve been to countless shows over the years, and never once did we get the urge to throw anything at the band. Imagine you were at work, and some d-bag came up to you and started throwing stuff at you. On Saturday, someone threw something at Cradle of Filth, cutting the band’s set short. Really? Throwing garbage at a band while they’re performing live? If you do such things at shows, please find the nearest blender, put your hand inside, and press ‘frappe.’

+ Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender was clocked with an object one fan says looked like a golf ball on Saturday, during the band’s set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. Allender was unable to finish the set, and needed to seek immediate medical attention. The extent of his injuries is still unknown, but eyewitnesses claim Allender was transported by ambulance for treatment. Apparently, the band spent the entire set dodging projectiles launched from the audience. We’ll keep you posted in Allender’s condition as updates come to us.

+ Kiss have finally revealed that, yes, the title of their upcoming record is ‘Sonic Boom’ — and the disc will be released in North America at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores on Oct. 6. The three-disc package will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits, and a live DVD. The album sells for $12 and preorders will be taken starting next month. The disc features 11 tracks, including ‘Russian Roulette,’ ‘Yes I Know (Nobody’s Perfect)’ and ‘When Lightning Strikes.’

+ Aerosmith may have cancelled the remainder of its summer tour, but they’ll still play a scheduled show in Maui, Hawaii, this fall, honoring a court settlement that followed the filing of a lawsuit by thousands of ticket holders, who took legal action after the band canceled a concert two years ago.

+ Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo says the band’s new album, ‘World Painted Blood,’ will be released either the first or second week of October. We’re on the edge of our seats. OK, maybe we’re not.

+ Rex Brown will rejoin Down‘s tour on Aug. 24 in Austin, Texas. The bassist, who, earlier this month, announced he’d be sitting out most of the band’s current tour “to address some personal issues.” Down will hit the studio this October to start writing new material for their fourth album, which could be in stores early next year.

+ London metallers De Profundis will release their new album, ‘A Bleak Reflection,’ before year’s end. The disc features eight tracks, including ‘Ablaze In Autumn’s Fire,’ ‘Crimson Black Bleeding’ and ‘Cold Is The Grave.’

+ Can you believe its been 20 years since the release of Nirvana‘s debut, ‘Bleach?’ Neither can we. But to mark the occasion, Sub Pop plans to reissue the disc Nov. 3, as an expanded CD/double-LP that will include never-before-released live tracks and special packaging.

+ Nothingface got back together not too long ago, and now, they’re calling it quits again. According to Tom Maxwell, the problem lies with vocalist Matt Holt. “It’s my belief/opinion that Matt no longer has the passion, drive or artistic capabilities to continue in a musical direction,” Maxwell says. “His lack of work ethic and desire to be part of the writing process or to track vocals for the music that has been written has pushed me to make the decision to not be part of NF any longer. It’s a shame and I sincerely apologize to all the fans that have stood by us waiting for new music from the original lineup.”

+ Wanna download Century Media’s 2009 Carnival of Sounds Sampler? The set includes songs from Napalm Death, 3 Inches of Blood, God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Warbringer, Iwrestledabearonce, Daath and more.

+ Aaron Turner of Isis and James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida of Khanate have started a new band called Jodis. The band’s debut offering, ‘Secret House,’ will hit stores on Oct. 27 and boasts seven tracks, including ‘Continents,’ ‘Secret House’ and ‘Follow the Dogs.’

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