Addicted to Noise, 10/23/96 --------------------------- Danzig Has His Blood Pudding And Eats It Too Hmm, now which record company do I really work for? Addicted To Noise writer Gil Kaufman reports: We're still trying figure this one out: Danzig has a new record, Blackacidevil coming out on the Disney-owned Hollywood Records on Halloween. Weird enough as it is, considering the 10-song album, which takes Danzig in a new, more industrial-sounding direction, contains non-Mickey friendly tracks like "Sacrifice," "Hint of Her Blood" and "Power of Darkness." Now, the last time we checked, the Son of Satan was still signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings, where, according to legend, he and Rubin got together to meticulously concoct the Devil Dog persona he has used to get over and all the subsequent urban myths surrounding the former Misfits lead singer. (Our favorite, by the way, is one a Chicago concert promoter told us: that whenever Danzig plays a show he insists that all crew members and venue personnel not wear any crucifixes or religious symbols and that all crosses be removed from the venue.) So, when we contacted the publicity folks over at Hollywood and brought this minor detail to their attention, we were surprised when they said that they didn't know anything about Danzig still being signed to American, aside from gossip they'd gleaned from fan websites. But, the folks at American had a different story. The official word from that label was that they were able to confirm "that discussions between lawyers were going on," but beyond that could offer no comment. A call back from Hollywood confirmed as much with a statement along the same lines of them being aware of "some sort of legal discussions between Glenn and American." but that Hollywood Records was not involved in those discussions and as far as they were concerned they had an exclusive recording contract with Danzig. Sounds like somebody might be getting a razor blade in their Three Musketeers this Hallows Eve.