White Noise: News on Kiss, Danzig, Mutant Soldier, Soilwork and More
+ We love Glenn Danzig and all, but you've got to admit, this is one of the best videos ever. Unfortunately, the dude seen decking Danzig has lost his home. A devastating fire ripped through North Side Kings frontman Danny Marianino's Phoenix, Ariz. home on Wednesday (June 3). Danzig is not believed to be a suspect, as investigators believe the blaze was ignited by a backyard grill. It seems a leaky hose started a small fire that then spread to Marianino's abode. Firefighters caution that a conflagration like this should remind everyone to make sure their grill is in fine, working order.
+ Is there nothing this man won't sell? According to reports, Kiss bassist and Dr. Pepper spokesperson Gene Simmons auctioned off his kidney stone on eBay. The stone fetched $15,000, which Gene says will go to charity.
+ The Cleveland Scene is reporting that former Mutant Soldier singer Kevin "Sku" Skizenta died on Tuesday (June 2), following a long battled with leukemia. He was 40, and leaves a wife and two children. A huge Metallica and Testament fan, Skizenta even wielded a half mic stand, in tribute to Chuck Billy. "That band was everything to him," bassist Greg Van Krol said of his fallen brethren. "He was a metalhead. He was a good dude, a fair dude. He was always there for you."
+ Seattle's Nevermore plan to enter a recording studio in August with producer and Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers to begin tracking the follow-up to 2005's 'This Godless Endeavor,' which should land in stores early next year.
+ If you like Soilwork for its vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid, then you're going to be thrilled to hear the dude's started a solo project, one he's yet to name. In addition to working on the new Soilwork disc, he says he "has somewhat of a clear picture in my head of how the music [for his solo project] will sound like. The sound is gonna be dirty, retro, classic rock with horns, strings and some spaced-out percussion."
+ Swedish glam rockers Crashdiet have a new singer. The dude's name is Simme (just Simme, apparently), and he used to be in a band called Jailbait. That's cool.
+ This video is just hilarious, in a super creepy way.
+ Trap Them, Saviours, and Skeletonwitch will be joining forces next month for the "Stone Dead For Summer" tour. The trek launches July 9 in Seattle, Wash. and dates are booked through July 24 in St. Louis, Mo.