The UK's BBC Radio 1 will broadcast Marilyn Manson's performance last year at London's Docklands Arena as part of a four hour program tonight called "Black Xmas". The show can be heard sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. British Time and is also available via the Radio 1's website by clicking here and then by clicking on "Listen Live".
When Amoeba Music, billed as “the largest independent record store on the planet”, had it’s grand opening in Los Angeles last Saturday morning, Twiggy was among the many record collectors who’d waited in line -- some from 4:30 in the morning -- to get first grabs at the merchandise when the doors opened at 10:30 a.m. Other first-in-liners included Beck, Wynona Ryder and Jim Wilson of the Rollins Band.
The "Tainted Love" video premiere and Making of the Video special will air as follows on MTV: Monday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.; Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
According to www.theweathermen.com the Guns, God & Government DVD will be released next month and is available for pre-order. A VHS version will ship on December 18, followed by the DVD version on December 25. I must caution, however, that this site has on occasion jumped the gun on release dates and there has not been an official announcement of a release date from Manson's people as yet.
The video for "Tainted Love" was shot this past weekend in Los Angeles. Directed by Philip Atwell (Eminem, Dr. Dre), it is scheduled to premiere on November 19. MTV was reportedly also on hand for the shoot, filming a "Making of the Video" special. The "Tainted Love" single hits record stores on December 4th.
Life On Mars' reopening bash, at which Twiggy was scheduled to appear as a Guest DJ this Friday, has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances", according to its web page. The event will be rescheduled at some time in the future, but whether Twiggy will still DJ was not specified. You can join the Life On Mars mailing list for future updates (see my news item of October 21st for the link to the web page) or check back here for further information as it becomes available.
Expect to see a video for the soundtrack single "Tainted Love" in the near future. Marilyn Manson will reportedly film the video in the next few weeks in Los Angeles. Hopefully this will include appearances by the band members as well as the man himself.
Twiggy returns as the special guest DJ at the grand re-opening of Club Life On Mars on Friday, November 9th. Admission is $10 and the club is located at 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Las Palmas) in Hollywood. For more information, visit their official website at http://clublifeonmars.com.
Marilyn Manson has covered Soft Cell's 1980's hit, "Tainted Love", which will be the single from the soundtrack of the film "Not Another Teen Movie", which hits theatres sometime in November. The single is due to be released in early November. Meanwhile, the music composed by the band for the "From Hell" soundtrack will not be used because, according to the Official Marilyn Manson website, "no agreement could be reached". The only Manson music that will appear on the soundtrack is a remix of "The Nobodies".
The set list for the October 8, 2001 Los Angeles show, due to be released as a DVD in early 2002 (and reportedly also to be shown on Pay Per View on New Year's Eve) is as follows:
Irresponsible Hate Anthem
The Reflecting God
Great Big White World
The Fight Song
Rock is Dead
The Dope Show
Cruci-Fiction in Space
Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
The Love Song
The Death Song
Astonishing Panorama of the End Times
I now feel confident in saying that it's a no-go as far as Manson joining the Ozzy/Rob Zombie tour. The third band has just been announced and it's NOT Manson (for anyone who is interested, it's Soil). More than likely Manson will want to concentrate on making new music after next week's LA show, which is just as well -- perhaps this means not too long a wait for the next album, as well as for Manson to do his own headlining tour.
Good news -- the band are reportedly now in preproduction for their next album (which, according to what Manson has said in recent interviews, will be more beat/drum oriented), and recording should begin sometime later this year. Also, rumors are floating about that Manson and his Merry Men will join the line-up for the "Come All Ye Faithful" (f/k/a Black Christmas) tour, which features Ozzy Osbourne in the headlining slot and is set to kick off on October 31st. So far, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne have signed on as supporting acts, and there is one more band (this, I take it, is where Manson figures into the scenario) to be announced. However, with the band's show in Los Angeles touted as an "end of tour" show, combined with the fact that Manson has previously stated that there will not be another tour until the release of the new album, I would be surprised if they did indeed hitch a ride on this roadtrip. But...since Manson has been known at times to say one thing and do another, I thought I'd mention this anyway.
It’s just been announced that Marilyn Manson will do a special end-of-tour show at L.A.’s Grand Olympic Auditorium, which will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. The show will take place on Monday, October 8th and tickets go on sale this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 (plus service charges) and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.
At yesterday's Kerrang! Awards, Marilyn Manson came out on top in the Best Album (Holy Wood) category. Having a day off in London, all of the band were in attendance at the awards ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, followed by an after party, held at the Rock club.
Picked up the "Rock Star" soundtrack yesterday and gave a listen to Twiggy's "Blood Pollution" -- kick ass!! Haven't listened to the rest of the CD yet, but this tune alone makes it worth having.
Marilyn Manson are again among the nominees in the Kerrang! 2001 Awards, nominated in the Best International Act, Best Album (Holy Wood) and Best Band in the World categories. The awards will be handed out this Tuesday, August 28th.
If you're in the UK, MTV2 will reportedly be airing the Ozzfest "Cribs" featuring Twiggy. However, exactly when it will be aired is the question. Some reports say it will be tonight at 8:30 p.m., others say that it will be shown at 10:30, and yet another source gives the time as 8:30 p.m. Sunday, to be repeated at 11:30 p.m. next Thursday. All I can say is to check your local listings.
The soundtrack for the film "Rockstar" is now set for an August 28th release on the Posthuman/Priority label. Twiggy's contribution is a track called "Blood Pollution", which is one of five original songs performed by the film's fictional rock band, Steel Dragon. The movie is due to hit theatres on September 7th.
If you haven't yet seen the Ozzfest "Cribs" episode with Twiggy, MTV will be repeating it at the following times: August 3rd at 6:30 p.m., August 7th at 6:30 p.m. and August 8th at 10:00 p.m. All times are EST/PST.
It's been confirmed that Twiggy will be on "Cribs" this Thursday, the 26th, as part of a special "Ozzfest" edition of the show. It will be on at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST, 9:30 p.m. CST/MST.
A live version of "The Love Song", recorded during the first few dates of Ozzfest, will appear on an Ozzfest compilation disc due for release on August 14. Ozzfest: 2001 The Second Millenium will feature live tracks from various Ozzfest artists representing all of the stages at the fest.
According to an interview Marilyn Manson did on Tuesday with The Sacramento Bee, Twiggy has filmed a segment for MTV's "Cribs", which should be shown "in a week or two". To read the full interview, click here. In the meantime, keep an eye on your local MTV listings...
Twiggy lends his talents to yet another non-Manson project, this time on Dave Navarro's just-released solo LP, Trust No One, playing bass on Track #5, "Everything". For anyone who is a fan of Diamonda Galas, a sample of "The Sporting Life", written by Diamonda and John Paul Jones, also appears on this same track.
Greeting the crowd with "It's been a long time coming, motherfuckers!", Marilyn Manson returned to Denver with a kick-ass performance at Thursday's Ozzfest. As promised, he also took time out to read a few select passages from the Bible, which sounded to me more violence-oriented than anything ever penned by Manson. As to the protesters who'd tried to keep Manson away, and who had promised to be at Mile High Stadium the day of the show to discourage attendance, not one could be found when I arrived at the venue about an hour before Manson's set. A full review of the show can be found in the Tour Dates section.
I also attended the rally in support of Manson held the day before the show, which was a big success, attracting people of all ages and walks of life. Click here to read the write up it received in the Denver Post.
Citizens for Freedom of Choice have had their rally permit approved, so for those who can attend the rally will take place on Wednesday, June 20th from 5-7 p.m. on the West (facing the mountains) Steps of the State Capital Building. Be there if you can to show your support not only for the band, but for your overall rights under the First Amendment. You also still have until June 18th to sign the petition that will be presented both to officials and to Manson himself. The petition can be found at the above link.
Marilyn Manson kicked off their stint with Ozzfest over the weekend, Friday in Chicago, IL and Saturday in East Troy, WI. Reviews of the shows so far by fans and critics alike have been overwhelmingly positive in Manson's favor. From my own experience on Saturday, Manson and the band played a tight, high energy set that blew the other acts off the stage. For reviews of both of Manson's shows and an overall take on Ozzfest in general, go to the Tour section of this site. If anyone has reviews of their own that they would like to submit of any Ozzfest or non-Ozzfest show, feel free to contact me.
Yet another non-Ozzfest show has been unearthed. The band will headline K-ROCK 93.3's BootKamp 2K1 concert this Sunday, June 10th at the Westfair Ampitheatre in Omaha, Nebraska. Other bands appearing include Staind and Monster Magnet. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, although I couldn't find an online listing for it. Call (402)422-1212 for tickets. More information as to additional line up, etc. can also be found either at the Westfair Ampitheatre website or K-ROCK's official site.
Two additional non-Ozzfest dates have surfaced: Grand Rapids, MI (Devos Hall) on August 2nd and Wantaugh, NY (Jones Beach Ampitheatre) on August 9th. While both dates are listed in the official website's tour section (along with the other non-Ozzfest dates) no information is available yet regarding ticket sales. I will list this information as soon as I have it.
Another club date has been confirmed. The band will appear at Montreal's Metropolis club on Monday, July 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Admissions Tickets outlets or by calling (800)361-4595. Tickets can also be purchased online here.
Details have emerged regarding the band’s involvement on the "From Hell" soundtrack. While they are not composing the entire score, Manson has confirmed to SLS News that he and the band have composed several pieces of 19th Century funeral marches for the soundtrack. The project is nearing completion, as they add the finishing touches to the end-credits theme, which will be the single. "From Hell" is due to be released in U.S. theaters on October 19th.
The Mansons returned to the stage last night at Foxboro Stadium, topping off the day-long WBCN River Rave held outside of Boston, MA. Despite a few sound problems early on, the band went on to deliver a blistering set amid a light rain and flashes of lightning in the night sky. The look is basically the same as on the Guns, God and Government tour, Twiggy opting for the short sleeved beige dress, and the set list was also about the same, except for the addition of "The Nobodies", which was primarily played on the European dates but on very few of the U.S. dates. Hitting the stage just after 10 p.m., the band played for approximately 45 minutes. The set list is as follows:
1. Count to Six and Die
2. Irresponsible Hate Anthem
3. Astonishing Panorama of the End Times
4. Disposable Teens
5. The Dope Show
6. The Fight Song
7. Rock is Dead
8. The Nobodies
9. Sweet Dreams
10. The Beautiful People
No special effects or props, just a straight up musical assault, which proves that these guys CAN stand on their music alone.
Two more non-Ozzfest dates have been added:
Just a reminder if you haven’t already done so to sign the petition supporting Manson’s right to play in Denver. The movement started by Citizens for the Protection of the Right to Free Speech is gaining momentum, garnering press coverage in such publications as the Denver Post. The petition, along with updated news and information, can be found at their website, www.supportmanson.homestead.com.
Finally, according to a post by Mr. Manson on the bbs, it appears that Manson's work on the soundtrack for the film "From Hell" will be a collective effort by the band rather than just the man.
Another non-Ozzfest show has been added to the itinerary, this one at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia on July 10th. Tickets are on sale now! Click here to get to the ticket page!
Two Marilyn Manson shows outside of Ozzfest go on sale this week!!! On Thursday, June 14 the band will play Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, AL. Tickets go on sale May 25th at 10:00 a.m. Then, on Friday, June 15, they will do a show in New Orleans at the House of Blues. Tickets for this one go on sale tomorrow, May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. For tickets to both, go here.
The band's first show after a two month hiatus takes place this coming Saturday, May 26th at WBCN's River Rave at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, MA. The scheduled time of their headlining performance is at 9:45 p.m. Other bands playing the main stage along with the Mansons are Aerosmith (9:00 p.m.), The Black Crowes (8:15 p.m.), Live (7:30 p.m.), The Cult (6:00 p.m.) and System of a Down (5:15 p.m.). Tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information and a full listing of scheduled performances, go to the WBCN official website.
L.A. Weekly has announced the nominees for the 2001 L.A. Weekly Music Awards and Marilyn Manson has been nominated in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Band category. Selected via a poll of 30 of the paper's music critics, nominees must be based in the Los Angeles area and were chosen for outstanding achievement in music this year.
The schedule for the main stage Ozzfest line-up has been announced. The times are as follows:
In other Ozzfest news, a second show has been confirmed for the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA on August 8th. No word yet on when tickets go on sale. Tickets for the August 7th show go on sale June 9th.
A second Ozzfest show has been added in the Detroit area. The show is on Tuesday, July 31st and tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Tickets are also currently on sale for a second show added in Camden, NJ on July 9th. The July 21st show in Camden is sold out.
In spite of the protests being mounted in Denver, it appears the show will go on, with Manson now appearing quite eager to perform at Ozzfest on June 21st. In a statement issued last week, he promises to "provide a show where I balance my songs with a wholesome Bible reading. This way, fans will not only hear my so-called 'violent' point of view, but we an also examine the virtues of wonderful 'Christian' stories of disease, murder, adultery, suicide and child sacrifice."
Support is still needed, however, to counteract pressure being placed on officials and the concert's promoters to pull the plug on the band's appearance. An online petition is now available at a site set up by Citizens for the Right to Freedom of Choice, and letters of support can also be forwarded to them. The petition and letters will be delivered by them to the CPR (nomanson.org) and to the Colorado state government at a rally they are organizing, to be held on the evening of June 20th in response the the CPR's rally of that same evening. Visit the above site for further details and ongoing updates.
While Marilyn Manson has signed back on for Ozzfest Denver, protesters in the area are rallying to have his performance cancelled. Citizens for Peace and Respect have written letters to SFX Music, Sharon Osbourne and the Denver Post airing their objections to Manson's performance, which they claim promotes "hate, violence, death, suicide, drug use and attitudes and actions of the Columbine High School killers". Also in the works is a public meeting to be held on the evening of May 21 and a rally on the evening of June 20, locations for both to be announced at a later date. A protest is also planned at the event itself on June 21. Even if you are not from the Denver area, I strongly urge you to contact them at email@example.com to show your support for the band and for First Amendment rights. More importantly, you should also contact state and local officials in Colorado, and the concert promoters, in order that your voice be heard. These are, after all, the people who will ultimately decide whether or not to give in to this organization's desire that Manson be banned from playing Ozzfest.
More news on the summer festival front: Marilyn Manson has been confirmed to headline Germany's M'era Luna Festival on September 1st and 2nd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Looks as if the next video from Holy Wood will definitely be “The Nobodies”. In a post early this morning on the official bbs, Manson indicated that the band had been busy last night filming the video for the song, which he promises will be “very different”. Additional footage was also reportedly shot when the band visited Moscow back in February on the Guns, God and Government tour. No information yet on when the video, directed by Paul Feder, will premiere on MTV.
The Mansons have now been officially confirmed for the main stages for both Leeds (Friday, August 24th) and Reading (Sunday, August 26th). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the Reading/Leeds official website.. It has also been announced that they will play the Glasgow Green Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Click on the link for tickets and further information.
According to this week's Kerrang! magazine, Marilyn Manson will be among the performers at this year's Reading Festival, to be held on August 24, 25 and 26. Official confirmation of the line up and information on ticket sales is expected to be announced shortly.
Update on both the Denver and Somerset Ozzfest shows....It has now been confirmed by "Mr. No One", one of the moderators on the offical bbs, that Manson will not be appearing in Somerset, Wisconsin but has signed back on for the Denver show. The Denver show is now scheduled for Friday, June 22, after having been switched from that to June 21st. Although ozzfest.com still lists the date as the 21st, I called Tickemaster in Denver today and they confirmed that the show is on the 22nd.
Although the film doesn't open until September 14, a special screening of "Rock Star" was held last night in Hollywood. Twiggy and Manson were there, along with Lemmy from Motorhead and John Christ of Danzing, among others. New music penned by Twiggy will appear on the soundtrack.
Twiggy and Manson were among those attending the premiere of Johnny Depp's latest film, "Blow," in Los Angeles last week. Opening nationwide this week, the film depicts the true story of George Jung, the proverbial "boy next door" who, in the 1970's, became the Columbian drug cartel's main American liaison. A picture of Twiggy at the premiere can be found in this site's Photo section under Other.
The film "Rock Star", originally scheduled for release on April 13, has now been pushed back to September 14, 2001. Twiggy is among the artists contributing music to the soundtrack, which had been due to hit the record stores this Tuesday, but which will now likely see a late August/early September release.
Since the band is bit by bit confirming summer festival dates (the most recent confirmation being the Summer Sonic festival in Japan on August 18 and 19), I have created a link in the Tour Dates section to a page listing the individual festivals' official websites (if available) where more detailed information regarding the line up, ticket sales, etc. is likely to be found.
One final note concerning the tour. It is widely being rumoured that Manson will not be appearing at the June 16th Ozzfest show in Somerset, Wisconsin due to his allegedly being banned from playing in Somerset. This date is also not listed with the other Ozzfest dates recently added to the official Marilyn Manson site. While Manson or his management have not made a formal statement regarding this, anyone planning to attend this show (especially if you are attending for Manson only) should check locally to find out if the band indeed will or will not play.
More news on the Denver show. It now appears that Marilyn Manson WILL NOT be playing at this one. According to an article in today's Denver Post, Manson has pulled out of the line up due to a "prior commitment," but speculation is that the Columbine shooting was a factor in the cancellation. To read the full article, click here.
For anyone planning on going to the Denver Ozzfest, please note that the date has been changed from June 22 to June 21. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 24.
Ozzfest.com has announced the venues in which pit tickets will be available and will be holding presales which can be accessed through their site. You will have to fill out a short form, after which you will be given the link to the purchase page. Pit tickets will be made available for presale during a 12 hour period prior to being released to the general public. The markets for which pit tickets will be available are San Bernardino, Bristow, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City and San Antonio. For further information on the presale times, etc., go the Ozzfest site. It would probably also be a good idea to get on their mailing list to be kept up to date with all the latest information.
The full listing of Ozzfest dates is now up in the Tour Dates section. Whichever show you wish to attend, keep an eye out for presales. While the official Manson site hasn't said anything as yet, there is a presale for the Chicago show starting at 12 Noon CST on Thursday, March 15 through Ticketmaster (tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday the 18th). Not sure where to get the password (or if one is needed) but hopefully the offical site will give out that information soon. If I find out the password or information about any other presales (so far it looks like Chicago is the only one), I'll post the info here as soon as I get it.
According to the official WBCN website Marilyn Manson will be among the headliners at the WBCN River Rave to be held at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachussets on May 26th. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 15th.
You may have heard that Ozzfest will be at Milton Keynes in the U.K. on May 26th, however, at this point Marilyn Manson will not be appearing in the line up due to "commitments in other parts of the world".
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According to it's official website, Marilyn Manson has signed on to perform at Austria's Two Days A Week festival being held on August 30 and 31 in Wiesen. Check the site for more information. To view the site in English, click here.
Marilyn Manson finished up their European run on Saturday, February 24th with a concert at Moscow's Olympiski Hall. Their first time ever visit to Moscow, the show had to be postponed from the 23rd to the 24th when the band's equipment was delayed en route from Finland (the delay said to have been caused by a combination of heavy snow and failure to pay a "bribe" to Russian officials to move things along faster). After a short break, the tour will commence on March 11th in Tokyo, Japan, the first of 7 dates in The Land of the Rising Sun. The date on the 11th was recently added as the result of both shows scheduled in Tokyo for the 19th and 20th being sold out. No word yet on whether this leg of the tour will include a stop in Australia.
Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) is among the nominees for Outstanding Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album in the 24th California Music Awards. Others albums nominated in this category are R (Queens of the Stone Age), White Pony (Deftones), Infest (Papa Roach) and Mer de Noms (Perfect Circle). The awards will take place on April 28th at the Calvin Simmons Theater in Oakland, California.
The Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards nominees were announced on Wednesday, February 7th and Twiggy has been nominated in the category of Best Bassist (Male) along with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adam Clayton of U2, Sting, and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead. The winners will be announced in a ceremony to take place on February 20th at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Twiggy performs on three songs on the recently released Godhead CD 2000 Years of Human Error: "I Sell Society" (Bass), "Break You Down" (Bass and Rhythm Guitar) and title track "2000 Years of Human Error" (Bass, Rhythm Guitar and a writing credit). Godhead recently wrapped up their opening stint on the Guns, God and Government tour.
Stepping outside of his role in Marilyn Manson for a bit, Twiggy will be one of the artists contributing music to the soundtrack for the film "Rock Star", scheduled for nationwide release on April 13 and starring Mark Wahlberg as the singer of fictional 80's rock band Steel Dragon. The album should hit the record stores on April 3 and also features music by Ritchie Blackmore, Sammy Hagar and Desmond Child, among others.