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Looks like New Jersey-based Dragpipe's new CD, Music For The Last Day Of Your Life, released August 27th on Interscope Records, can be added to Twiggy's list of credits. According to a review/brief interview with the band in a recent issue of Alternative Press, Twiggy assisted with pre-production and in another interview earlier this year with Revolver magazine, guitarist Gino Depinto talks of how the band "spent 10 days working on songs with [Marilyn Manson] bassist Twiggy Ramirez." Though not given specific credits on the CD insert itself, Twiggy is listed in the "Thank You" credits. To read the articles, click here and go to the "Press" section.
The rest of the Cribs audio clips have been uploaded to the Audio page. I've also added a couple of pictures from the ACS era to the Live ACS page, and another one from what looks to be the SLC/POAFF era to the Candid/Miscellaneous page. Thanks to Reinierus for the pictures.
The DVD release has apparently been pushed back again by Eaglevision. As to the new release date, I've heard several different dates, so I'm not even going to speculate at this point. The only thing definite is that you can scratch the October 1st release date.
In case anyone was still a little nervous about recent rumors circulating that had Twiggy joining Limp Bizkit: On the UK's Radio 1 Rockshow last night, Kerrang's Phil Alexander spoke of a recent encounter with Twiggy in LA, at which time he asked Twiggy about the aforesaid rumors. Phil said that he couldn't repeat Twiggy's full reply on a "family" show, just that it ended with "off". I think we get it, and can rest assured that a Twiggy/Limp Bizkit collaboration won't be happening anytime in the near future.
Twiggy's DJ bit from Songs For The Deaf can now be found on the Audio page. On the CD, it can be found between tracks #10 and 11. I must add that this CD kicks major ass and I strongly recommend it. As an added bonus, the the first 200,000 pressings include a free DVD which includes concert clips as well as behind the scenes footage, so be quick or be out of luck!
Keep your ears open for Twiggy on the new Queens of the Stone Age album, Songs For The Deaf. He is one of several guest “DJs” (as in radio jock, not spinning), joining the likes of QOTSA collaborator Chris Goss and Amen’s Casey Chaos in a spoofy commentary on the state of modern rock radio. DJ “bits” and radio gimmicks appear throughout the album, providing interludes between and segues into the tracks on the CD. Songs For The Deaf hits record stores tomorrow, August 27th.
In addition to the work Twiggy has been doing with Head Band, MTV News reports that he has also been working on some songs for a demo that he hopes will secure him a record deal. As of now, he has not decided whether to present himself as a solo artist or with a group. More info on that as it becomes available.
Additionally, Marilyn Manson speaks further of Twiggy’s departure from the band, saying that although the two haven’t spoken in the months since the split, he still considers Twiggy a friend and misses him. For the full read on this (and details on the forthcoming Manson album) go to mtv.com News.
On the chance that they really mean it this time, eaglevisionusa.com is now listing the DVD release date as being October 1st.
In an interview with Zero Now, composer/songwriter/guitarist Gerry Owens of Dublin's Skindive, who appeared at Ozzfest in Dublin back in May, speaks about his meeting with Twiggy. Hanging out with the band in an LA studio, Twiggy played guitar on one of the songs from their self-titled debut album. As things turned out, however, that version of the song never saw the light of day...
ZN: You were in Vancouver doing mixing for the album. You met Twiggy Ramirez [from Marilyn Manson], didn't you?
G:Well, that was in LA. We ended up not using the sessions we did in LA, because I was out there for about 6 weeks to work with a producer and see how it went and although he was a great guy, it was ending up sounding different to how it should have been. A record company, when they take on a band, and are spending a lot of money on them, feels that they need to have the band in a safe pair of hands. And a safe pair of hands is someone who's done it before. Now, the biggest threat to a new band is a producer. 80% of the time a producer will make it sound completely different to the way it's meant to sound. The demos are exactly the same as the end product, except the end product sounds a little bit better, because it's put through better processing et cetera. So my aim is to make sure that the songs stay as they are, because a record company can take on a band and do the album, and not recognise the band that comes out at the end of it. They sign them because they like them, and then somebody else changes them. So I'm not saying that this producer wasn't good - he was really good - but the problem was it was going in a direction that was different. About Twiggy, they [Marilyn Manson] were recording Holy Wood at the time, and they live in LA, so every day Twiggy would come down, talk shit, drink and well, do a lot of drugs. He was really into Skindive, and he actually played on another version of Swallow. But after I came back, I had to sit down and think to myself, I really like his guitar parts, it's great to have him involved, but it's a bit easy to get swept along by that whole "guest appearance" thing. Suddenly, the song becomes known for somebody else rather than the band.
You can find the full interview here.
An update on Twiggy's rumored appearance in the Strokes' "Someday" video: According to a friend who recently caught the video on MTV, it appears that Twiggy does not have a part in it. Thanks to Azazeal for the info.
Although it was initially reported as August 1st, the Guns, God and Government Pay-Per-View will premiere on August 10th at 10:00 p.m. EST. The cost is roughly $20.00 -- prices are determined by your local cable company. Please check your local listings or go to inDemand.com for further information on times in your area and additional showings. Supposedly this footage will differ from the much-awaited DVD which is set to come out...whenever. Still no official word on the release date (unless it was encrypted in one of Mr. Manson's more recent journal entries, which I've yet had time to decipher), and if you go to five different sources (cdnow, amazon.com, etc.) you'll get five different dates. Hopefully, an official release date will be made public soon. (Needless to say, any reporting of this topic at all on this site is with the assumption that footage of Twiggy *will* be a part of both the Pay-Per-View and DVD.)
Just a brief update on the Headband project: Things are reportedly moving along, with Twiggy and Casey having completed demos of a couple of songs. Featured on drums is Zach Hill of the band Hella, in the absence of Amen drummer Shannon Larkin (who is now said to be filling in on drums for Godsmack's new album). More details as they come in...
Here's a little more of a clue as to what you can expect from Headband, as put forth by Queens of the Stone Age guitarist, Josh Homme, during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1:
"We thought that we do a lot of melodic stuff, but we come from a heavy punk background and so does Casey (Chaos of Amen). We all thought it would be great to have a project that unleashes aggressiveness. That's the Headband. It's sort of like the pissed off version of all our bands. In Amen's case, they are already a little bit angry."
According to someone who has heard the band's demo, the music is "very heavy". No word yet on who will play what on the album, although speculation suggests that there could be some switching around on instruments. The album is still tentatively set for a late fall/early winter release.