Band Photo: Marilyn Manson (?)
From: Tampa Bay, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Forming in 1989, the original Marilyn Manson line-up consisted of part-time journalist Manson (b. Brian Warner, 5 January 1969, Canton, Ohio, USA; vocals/tape loops), Daisy Berkowitz (guitar), Olivia Newton-Bundy (bass) and Zsa Zsa Speck (keyboards), later joined by Sara Lee Lucas (drums) - all the band members assuming forenames of female icons and surnames of famous murderers. Bundy and Speck were replaced at the end of 1989 by Gidget Gein and Madonna Wayne Gacy (b. Steve Bier), respectively.
The best description I think I have ever seen of Manson comes from RollingStone Magazine. It goes like this:
"Imagine Alice Cooper times 10. Picture KISS on an acid and whiskey bender. Marry the gross-out hilarity of G.G. Allin with the ubiquity of Howard Stern. Combine the "search and destroy" frenzy of Iggy Pop with the godless zeal of Ozzy Osbourne. Take two cups of the devil and throw in a pinch of P.T. Barnum, and you still can't fathom all that is...Marilyn Manson."
To me this describes the whole aura and prescence of Manson. The band has caused controversy with almost everything they have done. Manson has been sued, arrested, and banned in certain cities from playing live. They were accused of providing the thoughts that were brought out during the 'Columbine School Shootings' with one of their song's lyrics.
To fans, Manson is a God. His live shows are as heavy and exciting as any other metal tour around. During live performances Manson has been known to piss on the crowd, kill chickens, engage in sexual acts, tear the Bible, stab himself, and the list goes on.
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The first edition of the Costa De Fuego Festival 2012 will take place on July 20th and 21st in Benicassim, Castellon, Spain in the Las Palmas desert. Camping will start one day before and extend to one day after. There will be over three stages and fifty bands playing the festival, an initial list of which we have put below. Get more information on the Festival by heading over to its website.
GUNS 'N' ROSES
WE ARE THE OCEAN
American shock rock veteran Marilyn Manson joined German industrial metal outfit Rammstein on stage last night at the ECHO Awards in the German capital city of Berlin, to perform a rendition of his hit song, "The Beautiful People." You can check out a video of the performance below. Rammstein also won two awards at the event, taking home the prizes for best national rock/alternative and for the most successful national act abroad. More...
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
The latest in the saga of "metal made me do it" stories, this one is pretty far out there:
Christina Paz, 29, was arrested after starting a fire that seriously damaged her father's home in Cileo Vista in Texas last week and is now facing a felony charge of arson.
The El Paso Times claims that court documents show that Paz told investigators she wanted to burn down the house as revenge on her parents, who she believed were trying to kill her. On December 27 she allegedly poured flammable super glue on a bed in one room before lighting it, and then entered another room to set fire to the curtains.
The court papers report that Paz was angry at her parents "for trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomise her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour".
When asked how she knew her parents wanted to kill her, Paz replied that she had become aware "through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails."
Read the full article at NME.
THQ Inc. and Volition, Inc. have now released "Saints Row: The Third" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The launch trailer has also been posted online and can be viewed here.
"There's no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it's incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy."
The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.
After the Burial "Berzerker"
Amon Amarth "Runes To My Memory"
Between the Buried and Me "Obfuscation"
The Black Dahlia Murder "Necropolis"
Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon"
Chemlab "Suicide Jag"
The Dillinger Escape Plan "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
Drowning Pool "Feel Like I Do"
Goatwhore "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Job for a Cowboy "Regurgitated Disinformation"
KMFDM "WW III"
Marylin Manson "arma goddamn mother****in geddon"
Miss May I "Apologies Are For The Weak"
Opeth "The Lotus Eater"
Otep "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
Shai Hulud "Misanthropy Pure"
Strapping Young Lad "Love?"
Tugboat "Slow Revolution"
You Love Her Coz She's Dead "Engine Wrecker"
Just For Fun
The video that was reportedly used by Britney Spears during costume changes on her 2009 "Circus" tour has been posted online at fans' requests. The video in question feature Spears writhing around at a orgy masquerade party set to Marilyn Manson's 1995 cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)."
Here's Britney's version:
Here's Manson's original cover music video:
Which do you prefer?
That most metal of holidays is almost upon us again, but you may want something more than candy corn and blood colored cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Earlier this month we covered the most over the top horror themed clips as well as videos that focus on the demonic and the diabolic, but that still leaves a good deal of ground to cover. For today’s edition of metal videos to get you in the Halloween mood we’ll take a look at the creepy, the atmospheric, and the disturbing.
Marilyn Manson – “This is Halloween”
While his metal cred is definitely questionable, Marilyn Manson does have the Halloween image down pat. Check out the quintessential “This is Halloween” clip below, set to scenes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...
Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.
Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.
A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced the complete lineup for the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, which includes several metal tracks. Rock Band 3 will be released October 26th in North America and October 29th in the rest of the world. The complete list of songs on the game, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
Anthrax, "Caught in a Mosh"
At the Drive-In, "One Armed Scissor"
Avenged Sevenfold, "The Beast & the Harlot"
Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations (Live)"
Big Country, "In a Big Country"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Bob Marley, "Get Up, Stand Up"
Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4"
David Bowie, "Space Oddity"
Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water"
Def Leppard, "Foolin’"
Devo, "Whip It"
Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark"
Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"
Doobie Brothers, "China Grove"
Dover, "King George"
Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Killing Moon"
Elton John, "Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis" More...
Harmonix has now announced more of the 83 songs that will be included in the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, including a string of metal tracks. The currently announced tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Get Up, Stand Up"
INXS - "Need You Tonight"
Poni Hoax - "Antibodies"
Rammstein - "Du Hast" in German
Roxette - "The Look"
Tokio Hotel - "Humanoid"
HIM - "Killing Loneliness"
Maná - "Oye Mi Amor" in Spanish
Slipknot - "Before I Forget"
War - "Low Rider"
Metric - "Combat Baby"
Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
The Vines - "Get Free"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Phoenix - "Lasso"
Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
Juanes - "Me Enamora"
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun"
Spacehog - "In the Meantime"
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" More...
Yahoo News has issued the following report about shock rocker Marilyn Manson settling a lawsuit with former band member Stephen Bier:
A contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and former bandmate Stephen Bier has been settled without the multimillion judgment the keyboardist initially sought, court records show. An agreement calls for attorneys representing former Bier to be paid $380,000. Manson's insurance company will pay $175,000 while the rest will be paid by Bier's former business managers, Manson's attorney Howard King said.
Bier sued the shock rocker for $20 million in 2007, claiming the singer kept money from him and spent it to furnish a lavish lifestyle buying Nazi memorabilia, an engagement ring and other exotic goods. Manson denied Bier's claims and said Bier didn't properly perform his duties as a band member.
Bier, who went by the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, was among the original members of Manson's band when it was known as Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids. The case had been scheduled to go to trial this month after frequent delays and months of fighting between the two sides over depositions, documents and scheduling.More...
After stints with KMFDM, Marilyn Manson and SKOLD vs. KMFDM, as producer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist, Tim Skold is once again recording as SKOLD.
Growing from production duties on Marilyn Manson’s cover versions of “Tainted Love” and “Personal Jesus” to songwriting and production duties on the Marilyn Manson albums "Golden Age Of Grotesque" and "Eat Me, Drink Me," SKOLD has "returned darker, harder and heavier than ever," according to the press release.
The song, “I Will Not Forget” from the all new forthcoming SKOLD album, will be featured in Episode #107 of ABC’s new epic drama “FlashForward,” airing November 5, 2009.
Two more songs, "A Dark Star" and "Bullets Ricochet" will also be available. For previews and links go to skold.com.
The full length SKOLD album release is slated for early 2010.
16volt makes a triumphant return with their latest album, American Porn Songs featuring the band's trademark layering of heavy, aggressive guitars over pummeling electronics and beats. This album includes guests Steve White (KMFDM), Joseph Bishara (Rasputina, Danzig), Bildeaux Sarver (OHN, Scum of the Earth), Sean Payne (Cyanotic), Jason Bazinet (Chemlab, SMP), Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson, KMFDM), Jeremy Inkel (Front Line Assembly, Left Spine Down), Scott Robison (Drøne), and 16volt mainstay and Mike Peoples (Skrew, Daniel Ash Band).
More details and ordering can be found here.
Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about supporting Marilyn Manson on four tour dates:
"Hatchet Dawn will be supporting Marilyn Manson for 4 dates on his 2009 Australian tour. Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October 2009 at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide. Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2009 at Festival Hall in Melbourne.
"Visit this location for further information and ticket purchasing."
Winnipeg police blocked off Portage Ave. and called in for backup as rowdy fans poured out of Winnipeg's MTS Centre late Sunday (September 13) night after a Marilyn Manson concert. It's unknown how many people were arrested but several people were seen being taken away in handcuffs.
Manson is touring to promote his new album, "The High End of Low." Here are Manson's upcoming tour dates: More...
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature The Black Dahlia Murder and other bands discussing the video music awards. The show will also feature the following lineup of videos:
Guns N' Roses – “Welcome to the Jungle”
Guns N' Roses – “November Rain”
Mötley Crüe - "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"
Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People"
Shock rock veteran Marilyn Manson has announced that he will be heading to the United Kingdom for a headlining tour this December. No word has been given yet on who will be serving as the support act on the tour.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 9th - London Brixton 02 Academy
December 13th - Birmingham 02 Academy
December 14th - Manchester 02 Academy
December 17th - Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Tonight’s Headbanger’s Ball, which airs on MT2V at 2AM EDT, will be a special on the upcoming “Beatles: Rock Band” game. The set list will be as follows:
Killswitch Engage On The Beatles Rock Band
Hatebreed - "In Ashes They Shall Reap"
Marilyn Manson On The Beatles Rock Band Edition
Kittie - "Cut Throat"
Killswitch Engage - "My Curse"
Slayer On Rock Band
August Burns Red - "Meddler”
Bullet for My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
Bullet For My Valentine On Rock Band
Iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
The Black Dahlia Murder - "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse"
Halestorm - "I Get Off"
Chart Attack has an interesting piece that tells about an interaction at a Marilyn Manson autograph session.
"Manson was signing autographs at a meet-and-greet event in Florida recently when Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad reportedly came up to him and yelled, 'Welcome to the freak show!' according to a BANG! Showbiz article printed in the New Zealand Herald.
"The article reports Manson retaliated by writing 'I hate those fucks' on the tablecloth in front of a fan before he got up and said he wanted to "rape" Strnad's face and took a swing at him. Security intervened and no one was hurt."
UPDATE: Lambgoat announced that they emailed BDM and were told that this story is bogus, and that a different member of the band actually said something. Good story all the same, though.