White Noise: News on Aerosmith, Behemoth, Dysrhythmia, Cannabis Corpse and More
+ Yesterday, you probably heard that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital after falling off stage during a concert in South Dakota. Well, turns out Tyler broke his shoulder. He also received stitches in his head and back. The fall happened when Tyler accidentally stepped backward off a catwalk while performing 'Love in an Elevator.' No word on when the band's tour with ZZ Top will resume.
+ YouTube has banned Behemoth's 'Ov Fire And The Void' video, because it shows boobs. Luckily, the clip is still available at Metal Blade's Web site. And look for the band's new album, 'Evangelion,' in stores Aug. 11.
+ Recently, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor characterized Gene Simmons of KISS as "an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work." Now, Simmons has fired back. "No worries," he writes in his site. "Trent grew up on KISS and cut his teeth on our tunes. When he was recording 'Downward Spiral,' he had two action figures on his mix console -- Jesus and Gene Simmons. Once you're a self-confessed heroin addict, who used the stuff for years, you don't look at life the way the rest of us do ... I'm told."
+ On Oct. 6, former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will release his new solo LP, 'Death Acoustic.' Look for the effort to feature 10 tracks, including 'Gonna Leave You,' 'Love Has Passed Me By' and 'Hybrid Moments.'
+ Decibel Magazine caught up with producer and engineer Erik Rutan recently, and spoke with him about his work on the upcoming Nile album, 'Those Whom The Gods Detest.' So, what's he think of the record? "I would say [fans are] in for a stellar performance and an awesome album across the board. The material is super-strong and very dynamic. Super brutal. It's some intense stuff. Nile did a tremendous job writing the record. It's an onslaught and a massive one at that! Any Nile fan out there is going to be blown away. I was."
+ Dysrhythmia will be touring this fall in support of their latest album, 'Psychic Maps.' The band's tour kicks off in Philadelphia on Sept. 30, and runs through Nov. 1 in Brooklyn.
+ Ukrainian black metal outfit Khors is down a member, following the departure of guitarist Nort. "We remain very good friends," the band says in a statement. They have recruited Faces of Death guitarist Warth as Nort's replacement.
+ Cannabis Corpse will issue an EP, called 'The Weeding,' on Oct. 12. The effort contains four songs, including 'Vaporized,' 'Skull Full of Bong Hits' and 'Sickening Photosynthesis.'
+ This is just hilarious.