JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
[12:21] One new photo has been added to the Live gallery.
[09:36] The Manson Live photo page has been updated with two more photos from the Kobetasonik Festival (thanks to Maria Moral). Also, videos from the Linz, Austria show are available here. As of this posting, there's only "Four Rusted Horses" and "Pretty As A Swastika", but this person claims to have recorded the whole show, so expect more clips to be added. Great quality so far and also has some decent closeup footage.
[15:51] Great news -- well, if you are fluent in French, anyway. An interview with Jeordie/Twiggy will be featured in the July issue of the French music magazine Rock One (Issue No. 56) which hits the streets on July 3rd. This is one of his first interviews since rejoining Marilyn Manson, so it should be interesting. I will try to get a hold of an English translation and post it here for those of us who don't speak French.
[09:59] The Fan Reviews page has been updated with Ezekhiel's review of the Vienne performance.
[09:51] Two photos from the Kobetasonik show have been added to the Marilyn Manson Live gallery (thanks to Twiggy ramirezreznor). Also, go here to watch some videos from last night's show in Vienne, France.
[15:27] Two or three pictures of Jeordie from yesterday's performance at Hellfest can be viewed at metalorgie.com.
[15:36] Marilyn Manson's performance from Bilbao, Spain is streaming live NOW here. Click the Kobetasonik logo in the middle of the page.
[09:38] Public Service Announcement: For the many of you who have been frequenting The Heirophant only to notice it was down this morning, it looks like the site is gone for good. If you haven't already done so, be sure to register over at Marilyn Manson's official message board and start posting there. Of course, everyone is welcome to sign up and post in the forums here as well.
[06:20] Lots of video footage (full songs) from the Porto show is available here. Check out the killer guitar solo in "Sweet Dreams"!
[13:03] Win free tickets to the Mayhem Festival show of your choice! Details here.
[03:10] Just to keep everyone updated, it has been decided that Marilyn Manson's Download performance will not be streamed.
[19:05] OK, things are still tentative, but just wanted to give everyone the heads up to keep watch: Marilyn Manson plays the UK's Download Festival tomorrow night, June 13th, and as I posted here recently, there is the possibility of being able to watch the performance live. As of this posting, Manson's performance is still listed on the schedule as "TBC", i.e. "to be confirmed". Should that status change to a blue check mark, that means the go ahead has been given for the show be streamed live on the festival's website. Let's keep our fingers crossed! FYI, in order to determine what time the band would be taking the stage in your corner of the globe, you can use this handy time zone converter.
[16:26] There's a very informative four part video interview with Marilyn Manson now up at shockhound.com. Watch for Jeordie to join in on the fun towards the end of Chapter IV.
[11:49] Check out more pictures from the Brno show.
[18:42] Marilyn Manson has announced a return to Australia for a string of dates starting in October as follows:
Monday, 10.5.09 - Perth @ Challenge Stadium
Wednesday, 10.7.09 - Adelaide @ Thebarton Theatre
Saturday, 10.10.09 - Melbourne @ Festival Hall
Wednesday, 10.14.09 - Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion
Saturday, 10.17.09 - Brisbane @ Entertainment Center
Ticket presales start on June 19th. For all the details go to coppel.com.au.
[15:55]] Some pretty decent video clips from tonight's show in Bratislava can be found here.
[14:30] Marilyn Manson is interviewed in the new issue (No. 55) of French rock magazine Rock One. Below are a few excerpts where he gives insight regarding the making of The High End of Low with Twiggy and their renewed partnership. Thanks to Ezekhiel for the translation.
Rock One : On "Eat Me Drink Me" you showed us the most emotional side of Brian Warner. Did you try to go on this path with "The High End Of Low" or did you create a new character, as you did for most of your previous records?
MM : With my last record "Eat Me Drink Me", it was difficult to understand who I really was. I often have trouble listening to it. There is only one song, "If I Was Your Vampire", that I would maybe play live again because it represents a part of my life, a destroyed persona who tries to rebuild himself. The new record is more about being in a fraternal relationship, a friendship that I share now and that I used to share in the past. Musically, there are things I have done without Twiggy that I am proud of, and he went on his own path. We both grew apart from each other when we should have grown together as brothers. Now we're back together again. We made this new record together, and it is something we couldn't have done separately. In a certain way it is the album we both always dreamt to write.
Rock One : How does this brotherhood shine through the album?
MM : The writing of this album began when Twiggy started playing and writing songs that didn't sound like anything he has done in the past. This record owns the characteristics of all that he loves, of all our influences, but his attitude was different. I thought that he was perhaps behind me, that he expressed this pain in his writings because just like me he had to go through this emotional battle mixing loss, love and romance. He is like my little brother. When we were away from each other, we said to ourselves that we had to grow up, meet people, I mean women of course. And he went through the same situation as me. We have the same sensitivity, but he hides it by seducing more women. When we found ourselves again, we realized that there was a deep void in our lives that we had to understand. Being there as a friend while writing the new album is what I missed for "Eat Me Drink Me". My partner at that time (Tim Skold) who had replaced Twiggy, wasn�t allowed to take inspiration from his (Twiggy's) universe because he didn�t belong to it. We (Twiggy and I) are writing music from a different point of view, it comes from the heart. My relationship with my ex partner was more financial than spiritual. When I listen to Twiggy's music, it sounds exactly as if I was the one who wrote it, not only because it sounds like some heart broken guys, but also because it�s sometimes violent, sometimes confused.
[13:15] I've updated the Press page with a really great review of The High End of Low from the new issue of Metal Hammer magazine. Read here.
[10:44] Some pretty decent pictures from the current live show can be viewed here.
[11:13] The Candid gallery has been updated over the last couple of days with a few more photos, including one just added today. Go have a look if you haven't already.
[00:45] A few photos from last night's show can be found here. Thanks to manson.com.br for the heads up.
[16:14] Marilyn Manson kicked off their world tour in the Czech Republic tonight and the set list is as follows:
1. Four Rusted Horses
2. Pretty As A Swastika
3. Leave A Scar
4. Disposable Teens
5. Irresponsible Hate Anthem
7. Dope Show
8. Great Big White World
9. Sweet Dreams/Rock N Roll Nigger
11. We're From America
12. The Beautiful People
(thanks to Nainz for tweeting some of the updates to me)
If anyone who was there has any corrections, let me know.
[10:27] Rolling Stone reports that The High End of Low debuts this week on U.S. Charts at #4.
[14:17] The UK's Download Festival has announced that the majority of performances from the main stage will be streamed live all three days June 12th through 14th via its official website. Marilyn Manson is scheduled to perform on the 13th. It is not yet confirmed whether or not Manson/Interscope Records will allow the performance to be aired, but let's hope so! I'll post here if I find out anything definitive.
If you want to hear the uncensored version of "Blank and White", not available on any of the versions of the album released thus far, you can listen now at Manson's official myspace page.
[12:29] To watch some video footage shot at the London signing, click here (note: it's in four parts). Thanks to Alin Gheorghui.
[06:08] Here are a few more photos from yesterday's in-store appearance.
[12:12] Update: More photos can be viewed at Wenn Photos, Getty Images, and Wire Image (check the Candid gallery for a few full sized, unwatermarked photos).
[11:15] Some photos of Jeordie and Manson at today's HMV in store appearance can be viewed here.
[05:48] Hot Topic has posted a video from the Hollywood in-store on May 22nd.
[15:10] Today's review of The High End of Low comes from fearnet.com.
[19:48] Read another great review of The High End of Low here.
[20.28] More reviews of THEOL are starting to roll in and you can check out the latest one at antiquiet.com.
[18:06] The long wait is finally over. You can now listen to The High End of Low in its entirety at Marilyn Manson's official myspace. The album hits record stores this coming Tuesday, May 26th.
[17:43] It's official: Jeordie is Marilyn Manson's "new" guitarist. This is what Manson had to say about it in the new issue of Metal Hammer [Germany]:
"Twiggy will be the guitarist for the first time on the upcoming tour. When I first met him he was a guitarist in another band. I convinced him to play bass -- in my opinion he's the best bass player in the universe and after "The High End of Low", he's also the best guitar player I've ever heard. I think the way he plays the guitar is so arrogant, proud and complicated - it's everything at the same time and it reflects his personality."
The upcoming tour looks to be an exciting one indeed! Speaking of which -- as always, this site welcomes your reviews and photos. See the Contact page for info on how to submit your material.
[12:42] Marilyn Manson recently spoke to online music blog Noise Creep about the making of the Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon video and also comments on Jeordie's guitar playing on the song itself. Read the article at this location.
[10:15] Will Jeordie be switching from bass to guitar for the upcoming Manson tour? Things certainly seem to be pointing in that direction. First, there's clips of him on guitar in the video for "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon. And now, though I don't have a translated transcript in hand as yet, word is that Manson has confirmed the switch in an interview that can be found in the new issue of the German Metal Hammer. Stay tuned...
[20:34] In addition to the listening party at Bar Sinister in Hollywood on 5/23 celebrating the release of The High End of Low, Interscope Records has announced more events to take place in the following cities: Philadelphia (5/20); Dallas (5/21); Seattle (5/21); Levittown, NY (5/22); Atlanta (5/23); Knoxville (5/23); San Francisco (5/24); Chicago (5/25) and Maplewood, MN (5/26). The first 100 fans to arrive at each event will receive a special gift. All of the details can be found here.
[10:38] Another in-store appearance to report, this one taking place in London. Manson and Jeordie will be signing copies of The High End of Low on Thursday, May 28th starting at 6 p.m. at the HMV store located at 150 Oxford. Wristbands must be obtained and they will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis at this store only starting at 9:00 a.m. on the 28th. Additional details are available here. You can also register for a chance to win one of 10 wristbands being given away by clicking here.
[20:30] Update: the unedited version of the video is now available at marilynmanson.com.
[10:04] You can watch the video for "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon" (radio friendly version) right now exclusively at nme.com. And yes, that's Jeordie on guitar...
[10:08] Adam Freeland's new album "Cope" is now available for pre-order at freeland.fm. If you haven't been keeping up with the news here, Jeordie plays on at least three of the tracks and all around, it's a great listen.
[15:55] For the first time in several years, it appears that Marilyn Manson will once again have an official message board. The new board is still a work in progress and hasn't officially launched in its new format, but you can check it out in its present incarnation and get all the updates at this location.
[12:52] The Quietus has posted an in-depth, track-by-track review of The High End of Low on their website and you can read it here.
[14:37] If you're coming to LA for Marilyn Manson's 5/22 in-store appearance (now confirmed to be the entire band), you might want to consider sticking around on Saturday, the 23rd as well to be one of the first to hear The High End of Low in its entirety. According to its website, Bar Sinister will be holding a "very special" listening party for The High End of Low that evening, though there are no details as yet as to what time this will take place (there is a show there that night as well), how much it costs (if anything) to get in, etc. The club is located at 1652 N. Cherokee in Hollywood and if you want more information, you can try giving them a call at 323.462.1934. If I hear anything else, I'll post it here.
The final four tracks of Adam Freeland's record "Cope" have been added to freeland.fm. Jeordie is featured on bass on "Morning Sun". The album should be available for pre-order at the website any day now.
[18:16] Marilyn Manson will be making an in-store appearance on Friday, May 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Hot Topic store located at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA. You will have to pre-order the deluxe edition CD and T-shirt bundle at this store only, at which time you will receive a wristband which guarantees that you will get in on the 22nd. Details can be found in a blog posted at Manson's official myspace page today. Since the announcement references "meeting the BAND", sounds like it's safe to assume that Jeordie will be there as well. Should I find out differently between now and then, I'll be sure to let everyone know.
[18:40] A new promo site was launched today for The High End of Low and though there isn't a lot of content there at the moment, if you're on Facebook there is an application you can add to your page which will allow you to preview new tracks from the record each week (you will need to click on the scrolling lyrics). Right now there are three clips available: "Devour", "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon" and "We're From America". Seems like these might be a bit longer than the clips currently available on iTunes.
"Pretty As A Swastika" has been added to the list of alternate version tracks from The High End of Low, but so far, it looks like it will only be available as a bonus track on a CD exclusive to independent record retailer Vintage Vinyl. Go here for the details and to purchase.
[22.49] Clips of all the songs on The High End of Low can now be heard on iTunes.
Or, you can check them out here as well.
[11:13] Four more tracks have been uploaded to freeland.fm and Jeordie's now confirmed as playing on second track on the album, a cover of the 1973 David Essex song "Rock On". Really good stuff, go check it out!
You can now pre-order a "deluxe" digital version of The High End of Low from iTunes which includes an exclusive bonus track entitled "Fifteen". Since there is a track on the standard version of the album called "15", I'm not sure if the bonus track is a remix of "15", alternate version of "15" or a completely different track altogether. If you do pre-order the record, you will also receive the pre-order only bonus track "Into The Fire (Alternate Version)".
[09:55] "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon", the first official single from The High End of Low, will be released in the UK on May 18th, available in CD format or as a 7" picture disc. You can pre-order it at this location.
In non-Manson news, you can head over to freeland.fm and listen to the first four tracks off Adam Freeland's forthcoming album, Cope, along with commentary on each of the tracks. Not sure if Jeordie plays on the entire record, but he is confirmed to be playing on "Under Control", which you can also download for free at the same location. Four additional songs will be added each Monday up to May 11th, at which time the album will become available for pre-order. The album is set for a June release.
[07:58] The High End of Low is now available for preorder at Marilyn Manson's official website. Click here to access the store directly.
[06:46] Just a reminder that tickets for the 2009 Mayhem Festival go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. local time. Check the Shows page for details.
[20:49] Both blabbermouth.net and theprp.com are confirming that Marilyn Manson has shot a video for the single "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon", directed by Los Angeles filmmaker Delaney Bishop. The single is set for a May 5th release. Further, theprp.com reports that The High End Of Low will also be available as a 2 CD deluxe version, containing not only the 15 original tracks, but also 6 bonus tracks including a remix of "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon" by Teddybears. Not sure, but I'm going to guess that the bonus tracks will be the same as what will be included in the enhanced audio Japanese import I reported on a couple of weeks ago. The High End of Low hits U.S. record stores on May 26th.
[15:39] If you're really loving "We're From America", it's now available as a ringtone here.
[05:55] Head over to marilynmanson.com for a first look at the official tracklisting and album artwork for The High End of Low.
[22:19] More tracks have been added to Goon Moon's myspace music player, including what sounds like a new version (instrumental) of "I Know Where You Live". Go listen.
[10:13] Goon Moon now has a brand new official Facebook page. Go sign up here.
[09:37] If you live in the UK, be sure to tune in to Channel 4 this Saturday, April 18th, at 00:15 to get an exclusive sneak peek at Marilyn Manson's brand new video (which I'm guessing will be for "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon"). The rest of us will just have to wait a little longer...
Also, if there's not a Hot Topic store near you, or if you just don't feel like going to Hot Topic, you can buy their exclusive "We're From America" CD single on line by clicking here. "Four Rusted Horses (Opening Titles Version)" is confirmed as the B-Side.
[15:37] "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfucking-Geddon" premiered today on French radio station LeMouv. Not sure what the status is as far as airplay in the U.S. at this point, but for a limited time you can still hear the track on the LeMouv's website by following these instructions.
[09:10] An exclusive "We're From America" CD single will be available starting tomorrow, April 14th, at Hot Topic stores and will allegedly also feature a track entitled "Four Rusted Horses (Opening Title Version)". The single is priced at $1.99.
[16:18] Marilyn Manson's official myspace has added more European dates as follows:
June 8th - Innsbruck, Austria (Olympiahalle)
June 23rd - Geneva, Switzerland (Arena)
June 24th - Linz, Austria (Intersport Arena)
Tickets are onsale for the Linz show now at this location. No ticket info on the other two as yet.
[11:16] If you missed the free download of "We're From America", the track is now available digitally for purchase at iTunes and amazon.com.
Additionally, Metal Hammer magazine has posted their review of more tracks from The High End of Low which you can read here.