ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New NIN material to materialize
The next epic from our beloved leather-clad heretic, entitled Bleed Through,
is slated for a late summer completion and a fall release. According to
RollingStone.com, the album will contain none of the filler and instrumentals
that characterized The Fragile; rather, “12 good punches in the face.” The NIN boys
are also planning to head out on the road for a couple of months as a preview
to the new album. Hey, maybe they’ll even come to London!
immortalized in museum
Leave it to America to make a passing-fad-of-a-pop-idol a “national treasure.” North
Carolina’s Museum of Natural History has obtained a suit from Mr. Aiken,
and it’s currently on display for all to see. Fans and museum-goers can
now gawk at the geeky pinstriped pants and white-collared shirt that Aiken
was known for during his memorable run as the nerd-with-the-surprisingly-good-voice
on American Idol. The clothes will be on display until Sept. 6, at which point
they will be publicly burned — err, that is added to the museum’s
permanent stored collection.
Sum 41 in trouble with the law
According to MTV.com, Sum 41 are being sued for US$6 million — ouch!
Surely the sales of Does This Look Infected? won’t pay for that! Apparently,
the guys are facing the wrath of Michael Sudore, who was featured in the band’s
bonus DVD (he’s shown getting a hot dog chucked in his face). The catch?
Sudore never agreed to be in the video, and the unauthorized use of his image
has caused him “significant psychological trauma.” Sounds like
he’s taken lessons from the lady who spilled McDonald’s coffee
in her lap.