[11:12] Some of you may already have seen my post on Twitter yesterday, but if not, here you go: Marilyn Manson has been announced as the main stage headliner on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Alt Fest, which takes place August 15-17 at Kettering, Northhamptonshire, UK. According to Manson, this will be his only UK appearance in 2014. At this point in time there is no indication that this is part of any major touring for 2014, or that any other one-offs will be added. Tickets for this are onsale now through the Alt-Fest website, though it appears at the moment that only three-day passes are available.
[06:23]"You Are My Sunshine" continues to bring in the positive reviews. Check out recent articles by Zimbio, The Examiner and My TV Sang To Me. Also, if you have been waiting for the EP to be available in CD format, Amazon now has it available here.
[20:28] Congrats to Jeordie, Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson on "You Are My Sunshine" coming in at #43 on the Billboard Country Digital Songs chart with 8,000 downloads! The 73 year old song has made the charts only one other time back in 1977 where it peaked at #69. You can read the full Billboard article here, and let's keep the momentum going -- share the track with your friends and family and let them know they can purchase it at any of these locations: the Black Country Rock website, Amazon.com or iTunes.
[15:20] A new, two-sided (red dress/green dress) handmade Twiggy doll is now available in the store! Check it out here and place your order now!
[20:32] "You Are My Sunshine" is featured on tonight's episode of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" (aptly titled "You Are My Sunshine") -- be sure to tune in!
[06:28] If you are looking for something more than a digital version of "You Are My Sunshine", it is available in limited edition vinyl and cassette at Black Country Rock's website now. No word yet on a CD release.
[21:32] Just released tonight on iTunes and amazon.com -- "You Are My Sunshine", a two track EP where Jeordie teams up with Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson! Links: iTunes; "Amazon.com. Something very different than you're used to hearing, but that's what makes it so fantastic -- get it now!!
[09:39] Though their official page has yet to be updated to reflect the 2014 guest lineup, Motor City Nightmares has confirmed via their Facebook page that Jeordie will be one of the guests at their 2014 convention which takes place April 25, 26 and 27 in Novi, Michigan. Ticketing info is not yet available, but with the guest announcements beginning to trickle out, it shouldn't be too long before the official site is updated. Keep checking back or "like" them on Facebook to stay up to date.
[10:56] Jeordie is now scheduled to appear at Days of the Dead in Atlanta, GA which takes place February 7th-9th, 2014. Get more information and buy your tickets here!
[23:17] Great news, everyone -- Jeordie's official merchandise website went public today and the first item available for purchase is a Twiggy Ramirez handmade ragdoll, a collaborative effort between Jeordie and fashion designer extraordinaire Terri King, who has played a pretty big role in putting together the iconic costuming of Marilyn Manson and the band members throughout their different eras of touring. Check it out here, then favorite and follow -- more items coming soon!
[07:57] Another convention appearance, this time in Orlando, FL at Spooky Empire which runs October 25th through the 27th. Information and tickets can be found here.
[05:52] It has just been announced that Jeordie will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend which takes place May 2nd-4th, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He will be doing meet & greets all three days, and will also DJ the VIP party to be held the night of the 2nd. Tickets and general information can be found on the event's official website.
Jeordie also made another onstage appearance with his friends from Black Lodge at the House of Blues Sunset Strip a few weeks ago. Check out the video footage here
[05:57] It has just been announced that Jeordie will be appearing at Rock and Shock 2013, which takes place in Worcester, MA on October 18th, 19th and 20th. Tickets go on sale today! Go here for event information.
[19:20] Black Lodge will be hosting and performing at a charity event for The Midnight Mission at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Friday, August 23rd. Also performing will be Glass Battles and 8mm, and Jeordie will be there to give away an autographed guitar. There will be other surprise guests as well, so if you are in the LA area (or are able to travel to LA), you don't want to miss this. Admission is free but you will need to RSVP here. You are also being asked to bring a donation of gently used clothing in order to enter. Come out to hear some great music and to help out a great cause. See you there!
[13.36] It's been awhile since I've updated this particular gallery, but....7 new photos from the Black Lodge showcase, where Jeordie played with the band for the song "Thankful", have been uploaded to the Live-Miscellaneous gallery. Very special thanks to Scarlet Pestilence and The Plastics Professional Groupies for these really amazing shots!
[21:58] Last night, Black Lodge celebrated their homecoming from a month long tour and rocked the house at a private and very intimate showcase performance at LA's Swinghouse Studios. Those of us in attendance were treated to something very special at the end -- Jeordie joining them onstage for "Thankful", which will be the band's next video from "The Diary of Tomahawk" and in which Jeordie plays a character by the name of "Templar". I was able to capture it all on video and you can watch it here. Share and help spread the word about these guys!
[23:18] News on the Amboogalard front today: Jeordie posted a couple of really cool photos from back in the day on his Twitter account today. But if you aren't connected to Twitter, you can view them both here. Also, a lot of you have asked over the years whether or not a CD version of "A New Hope" was available for purchase anywhere and the answer I've always had to give is "no, it's out of print". That is about to change, however -- as posted on Amboogalard's official Facebook page today, a "motherlode" of CDs with artwork were recently unearthed. These will soon be available for purchase via Paypal and a page is currently being set up. Will let everyone know when it's ready to go!
[17:35] Great news for Chicago area fans: Jeordie will be appearing at the Days of the Dead Horror Convention being held November 15-17 at the Schaumburg Marriott Hotel. He will be a guest for all three days, and will also DJ the VIP party being held on the night of the 16th. All of the details can be found on Days of the Dead's Facebook page and tickets can be purchased here.
[18:55] Revenant Media has posted a cool little blurb about meeting Jeordie and Manson keyboardist Spencer Rollins who both stopped in at Legend Comics and Coffee today in Omaha. Read it here. Great photos too!
[19:40] Found some of the best footage yet of Jeordie playing guitar with Alice Cooper during "I'm Eighteen". Check it out here. The Masters of Madness tour wrapped up last night in Michigan, but the band resumes headlining dates on Tuesday at the Myth in Minneapolis.
[07:01] The Tone King has posted another interview with Jeordie on their website. In this excerpt, he talks about Born Villain and projects he'd like to work on in the future.
[10:34] Found another video of the Uncasville performance of "I'm Eighteen" shot from a different angle where you get to see a little more of Jeordie. There are also some photos from the Reading, PA show here.
[12:09] Here is footage from last night in Uncasville, CT, where Jeordie once again joined in on "I'm Eighteen" (approx. at the 1:55 mark). Keep your eyes open at this last round of shows....
[22:41] If you were at the show in Gilford, NH last night, you might have missed it but somewhere into Alice Cooper's finale of "I'm Eighteen", in which he shares vocals with Marilyn Manson, Jeordie slipped in to take over guitar duties from Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen. It literally seems to have been one of those "if you blinked, you missed it" moments, as by the time the lights come up and everyone takes their final bows, Jeordie is nowhere to be found. It's not even clear if Alice or Manson themselves knew what was happening. The footage I have isn't the best, but so far this is all that can be found. Check it out here and pay close attention around the 2:00 mark, and then again towards the end as Manson is exiting the stage. If anyone has better footage or photos to share, please do pass it along!
[22:35] New interview! TheToneKing.com has posted a really great, informative interview with Jeordie about the guitars and amps he's using on this tour. There are also lots of photos as well. Check it out here.
[07:34] Check out these vintage Amboogalard clips from a performance at Rosebuds in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on November 19, 1993. This is one of Jeordie's last shows with the band, shot only weeks later he joined up with Marilyn Manson. These are also among the very few performance clips that feature Jeordie on bass (he originally played rhythm guitar). All clips are courtesy of drummer Jon Somerlade on Amboogalard's official Facebook page. Watch: Alone; Thou Shalt Not Kill; Medicine Man.
Back in the present, here are some photos and a great review from the Masters of Madness show at the amazing Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, CO on June 3rd.
[07:29] Black Lodge have announced in a recent radio interview that Jeordie will be appearing in the third video from their album "The Diary of Tomahawk", playing a character called "Templar". It is expected to be released sometime during the first week in July. Check out the full interview, where they talk about the album and Jeordie's input in the creative process,here.
[13:59] Check out a very brief Q&A done with Jeordie during his recent appearance at the Blood on the Beach horror convention at The Plastics Professional Groupies website.
[17:30] Jeordie will be interviewed tonight at 9 p.m. PST along with the members of Black Lodge and co-producer Lee Miles. You can listen online at TradioV.com. Don't miss out!
[06:41] Black Lodge's single "Never Clean" is now available for purchase on iTunes.
[10:19] It can now be revealed that one of the projects Jeordie has been keeping himself busy with during the break from Marilyn Manson is LA based industrial rock band Black Lodge. He has been writing with the band on their upcoming concept album entitled The Diary of Tomahawk and is also credited as co-producer alongside producer Lee Miles. More information -- as well as their new video -- can be found here.
[06:26] Is more music from Goon Moon on the horizon? Could be -- check out Jeordie's tweets from yesterday....
[10:42] Marilyn Manson has now extended touring into July, after the run with Alice Cooper concludes on June 28th. There are new dates for Omaha, Ft. Wayne, Richmond, Norfolk and Orlando. Available info has been posted on the Tour page.
[20:33] Happy to announce that Jeff Hilliard has confirmed another collaboration with Jeordie entitled "Jumpsuit Man", a video for which will be coming soon. Check out his brief interview here. And if you haven't been to the Tour page lately, check it out as a few new dates have been added to Marilyn Manson's run with Alice Cooper which starts in June.
[02:38] Marilyn Manson has officially confirmed the tour with Alice Cooper and has listed 3 dates -- the Salt Lake City date along with shows in St. Charles, MO and Rockford, IL. And although not mentioned there, a Los Angeles show to take place on June 6th at the Gibson Ampitheatre has also been confirmed via this article that appeared yesterday in the LA Times (which also includes a link to buy tickets ahead of the public onsale). More dates will be announced....soon. Also, regarding the confusion as to which dates on Alice Cooper's site are with Marilyn Manson, it appears that thus far all of the July dates are Alice Cooper only while the June dates are part of the "Masters of Madness" tour.
Is a new collaboration with Jeff Hilliard in the works? Could be -- check out these tweets and photos posted by Haus of Se7en Photography yesterday: #1 and #2....
[06:12] Marilyn Manson will be teaming up with rock legend Alice Cooper for the next round of tour dates which kick off late spring/early summer. This poster recently appeared on Alice Cooper's official website and now one date has already been confirmed -- June 4th in Salt Lake City. The rest of the dates will hopefully be announced soon. In the meantime, please note that it is NOT confirmed that any other dates posted on Alice's official website include Marilyn Manson so if you choose to buy tickets, you do so at your own risk.
[16:19] First post-tour news: Jeordie will be the guest DJ at the VIP party for the 2013 Days of the Dead Awards taking place on Saturday night, April 6th. In order to gain admittance to the party, you will need to purchase a VIP ticket which you can get here along with all the details of the event. These tickets are very, very limited (only 100) and are guaranteed to sell out fast. Grab yours now if you want to go!
[10:06] Here are some really great shots by photographer Ryan Lusteg from the Anaheim show. There is one each of Manson and Jeordie on his website (keep scrolling for the one of Jeordie) and one more of Jeordie on his blog. Click on the photo for some video footage from the show as well. While you are visiting his pages, be sure to check out all of his other great work as well!
[08:34] Good morning from Las Vegas, where the tour concludes tonight at the House of Blues and after which the band will be on a well-deserved extended break. Here is a roundup of photos from some recent shows: Seattle; Reno; Anaheim #1; Anaheim #2. I expect to have another set of Anaheim photos in the next week or so from a photographer friend who had a photo pass for the show. Tonight also wraps up my week-long Marilyn Manson Marathon, having caught shows in Reno, San Francisco, Anaheim and Los Angeles. The shows have been fantastic with the band in top form, and especially so in Los Angeles where you could tell everyone was stoked to be on home turf again. Will update from Las Vegas tonight.
[12:34] The 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards have revealed this year's nominees and "Born Villain" is up for Album of the Year. Cast your vote now (pssst: you can vote as many times as you like...). The ceremony takes place on May 2nd at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, with tickets going on sale to the general public on February 4th. No word yet on whether or not Marilyn Manson will perform or be a presenter.
More photos from the current U.S./Canadian tour have surfaced. Have a look: Montreal #1; Montreal #2; and Hamilton.
[12:13]A couple of things: First, the epic "Good Life" is now available for download on iTunes. Congrats to all involved on the success of the project, with the video having garnered notice from the likes of Charlie Sheen, Tommy Lee and Russell Brand, among others. In other news, have some updates from the road to share. There is a review from the Cleveland show which you can read cleveland.com and in the way of photos there are two sets from Detroit that can be viewed here and here. Finally, check out the photos from Jeordie's guest DJ set at Factory@Necto in Ann Arbor, MI this past Monday night: Necto #1; Necto #2.
[08:48] It's finally here -- the full video for "Good Life"!! Look for Jeordie's cameo towards the end.
[06:21] Rockitsessions has posted some photos on their Facebook page of Jeordie laying down bass tracks yesterday at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with one of their clients. You can view all of them here. A few more have also been posted by the client himself on his own Facebook page. For information on how you can hire Jeordie to play on your record, email Rockitsessions at email@example.com or call them at 917.622.4821.
[04:52] As a some of you already know, makeup/FX artist Laney Chantal has been responsible for much of Jeordie's look on this tour by way of her makeup skills and also having created the masks you've no doubt seen him wear. She also worked on Marilyn Manson's "Slo-Mo-Tion" video and Jeff Hilliard's upcoming video with Jeordie, "Good Life". Now you can check out the full scope of her work and contact her for your own projects by visiting her brand new website here!
[11:47] Hello and Happy New Year! Jeordie will be starting off 2013 with Marilyn Manson on a month long trek of U.S. solo dates starting with a show at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI on January 18th. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and all the information you need can be found here.
A few weeks ago you got to listen to "Good Life", Jeordie's musical collaboration with comedic artist Jeff Hilliard. Well, a video for same is in the works and you can watch a 29 second teaser of of it on Jeff's youtube page. The full video will be available on January 11th -- get ready to see Jeordie in a way you've probably never seen him before. The video also showcases the makeup/FX skills of Laney Chantal!