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Charlie reaches out to Marilyn, from one Manson to another

by on Sep.19, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

Charlie reaches out to Marilyn, from one Manson to another

To get his stage name, it's no secret that Brian Warner combined the names of one iconic (Marilyn Monroe) and another infamous figure (Charles Manson) to come up with Marilyn Manson. What Mr. Warner probably never expected was to get some real correspondence from one of the two he named himself after.

Charles Manson has sent a rambling, handwritten letter to the other Manson that mentions his 'ATWA' philosophy (among other things), which is his ecological mandate that stands for 'Air, Trees, Water, Animals' and/or 'All The Way Alive.' Marilyn Manson, who has covered one of Charlie's songs in the past, hasn't issued any response as of yet, but I'm wondering if even the creepiest of rockers is creeped out!

Here's the letter:

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“To Marilyn Manson –

It’s taken me a long time to get there from where I could touch M. Manson. Now I got a card to play – you may look into my non-profit, ATWA, and give Manson what you think he’s got coming for Air, Trees, Water, and you. Or I will pay Manson what you think Manson got coming – the music has make Manson into Abraxas Devil, and I’m SURE you would want some of what I got from what I got. It’s a far out balance. Beyond good and bad, right, wrong. What you don’t do is what I will do – what you did a sing-along, and let it roll and said how you saved me a lot of steps – I don’t need, it’s not a need or a want. Couped – coup. Ghost dancers slay together and you’re just in my grave Sunstroker Corona-coronas-coronae – you seen me from under with it all standing on me. That’s 2 dump trucks – doing the same as CMF 000007

Charles Manson"

 

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The Doors/Marilyn Manson at Sunset Strip Music Festival (video)

by on Aug.20, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

The Doors/Marilyn Manson at Sunset Strip Music Festival (video)

The Doors were the 2012 honorees at this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival over the weekend. On Saturday (Aug. 18) the surviving members, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger joined none other that Marilyn Manson onstage to perform The Doors classics 'People Are Strange,' 'Love Me Two Times,' and 'Five To One' at the outdoor concert.

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TLhe Los Angeles Times reported that Manson was "groggy and out of it" for the greater part of his set, slurring his words and ranting about drugs between songs. Fans did get a full set of Manson cuts, including ‘Disposable Teens,’ ‘Personal Jesus,’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),’ ‘Antichrist Superstar,’ the set closing, ‘The Beautiful People' and more.

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Marilyn Manson dropping F bombs (on his face) in L.A. International Airport

by on Aug.12, 2012, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS

Marilyn Manson dropping F bombs (on his face) in L.A. International Airport

Los Angeles TV station KTLA-5 reported: Travelers at Los Angeles International Airport got an eyeful Friday when singer Marilyn Manson walked through security wearing what can be described as an obscene makeup choice.

Manson, wearing mirrored sunglasses, a black hat and a raincoat, tried to fend off the paparazzi -- by scribbling the words "f--k you" over his mouth and chin.

Perhaps Manson had hoped the stunt would keep paparazzi from taking photographs, but images of his handiwork were seen across the internet Saturday.

Reddit user j_patrick_12 says he was standing in a security line with Manson and said the words appeared to be written with a grease pencil.

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"As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi," the post read.

He also said that once through security, Manson covered his face and apologized to parents for the profanity.

Marilyn Manson kicks of his 'Twins of Evil' tour with Rob Zombie on Sept. 28th in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Doors News: Sunset Strip Festival Honorees, Ray Manzarek to release ‘The Piano Poems: Live from San Franciso’ with poet Michael McLure

by on Jun.23, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

The Doors News: Sunset Strip Festival Honorees, Ray Manzarek to release ‘The Piano Poems: Live from San Franciso’ with poet Michael McLure

The Doors are not only rock legends, they are legends of Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, and this year the band will be honored as such during the fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, scheduled for August 16-18. The band will be celebrated with a variety of performances and events.

The festival will launch on August 16th with a star-studded band playing Doors music, as well as Peter Murphy and Jack Russell's Great White, Faster Pussycat, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bulletboys. The festival wraps up on the 18th with a daylong outdoor street fest highlighted by performances by a rocking selection of artists. Marilyn Manson will headline the finale, which also will feature sets by The Offspring, Black Label Society, Bad Religion, Dead Sara and more. The acts are expected to play Doors tunes during their performances. The major clubs located along the Strip, including the Whisky A Go-Go, Roxy Theatre and Key Club will also be showcasing a variety of bands throughout the festival.

Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek commented on the honor: "What a great time we're going to have! The Sunset Strip. Live bands, loud music, rock and roll. It's the '60s all over again, and everyone is welcome."

Guitarist Robby Krieger added, "It's a thrill to be honored by The Sunset Strip Music Festival this year. Venice was our home, but The Doors lived and came of age on the Sunset Strip. It's exciting to see that the legacy we helped create is still alive and thriving today!"

And John Densmore said, "The Sunset Strip in the '60s was the incubation canal for an entire renaissance in music, and its impact is still with us. The Doors are proud to be honored this year."

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A percentage of the festival proceeds will benefit the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, California. For more info on the festival and how to get tickets go to: www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com

A new live album featuring Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek performing alongside Beat-era poet Michael McLure cxalled 'The Piano Poems: Live from San Francisco' is scheduled for an August 14th release.

In a statement about the album, McLure explains that it was recorded "on a cold, foggy night…after a great Japanese meal." He adds about the performance, "The stage was on fire with poems and piano improvisations. The symbiosis and the synergy made lights." The album also features jazz flutist Larry Kassin on select tracks.

Other collaborative live recordings Manzarek and McLure have released include 1993's Love Lion and 2001's There's a Word!

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Revolver Golden Gods Awards complete recap (interviews and performances)

by on Apr.16, 2012, under FUNNIES, INTERVIEWS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Revolver Golden Gods Awards complete recap (interviews and performances)

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2012 took place at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood this past Wednesday night (Apr.11) and for the first time ever, it was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho, returned to host the show for the third consecutive year, with a who's who of the rock and metal world in attendance as presenters and guests.

The Golden God Award, given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, went to Gene Simmons of KISS. (Previous honorees include hard-rock and metal legends Alice Cooper, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.)

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The show featured performances and collaborations that honored both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances included sets by Marilyn Manson (in his first U.S. performance in nearly three years); Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; Evanescence; SIXX: A.M. featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, James Michael, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter, and DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses (in their first performance in almost four years); Trivium, and 2011 “Best New Band” Golden Gods Award winner Black Veil Brides, who performed their only U.S. show of 2012 so far.

Here's an Artisan News Report on the evenings festivities:


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Revolver Golden Gods winners:
-Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
-Best Drummer: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
-Paul Gray Best Bassist: Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, SIXX: A.M.)
-Riff Lord: Slash
-Comeback Of The Year: Slipknot
-Best International Band: X JAPAN
-Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold
-Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)
-Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
-Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
-Album Of The Year: Korn’s 'The Path Of Totality'
-Golden God: Gene Simmons (KISS)
-Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush
Here's a bunch of footage pre-show from the 'Black Carpet':
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with Steven Adler and the guys from his new band ADLER, and much more:

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Here's footage of Marcus from Epiphone with 'Headbanger's Ball' and XM/Sirius radio host Jose Mangin, Lita Ford, Ashley McCabe, Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, Evans Blue, Dylan Rose, U.S. Navy servicemen and women, Dave Lombardo and his new band Philm, Yoshiki, the guys from Halestorm, James Durbin, Tommy Victor (Prong), Steve Vai, Ministry, Chris & Dave from Megadeth, Brendon Small, Matthew Heafy, Zakk Wylde, Dave & Rob from Machine Head, Jon 5 & Ginger Fish, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed:


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Jo Schuftan HornsupRocks was on the Black Carpet with Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Lemmy, Adler, Lita Ford, Jamie Jasta from Hatebreed, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Ministry:

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Yngwie Malmsteen with U.S. Navy Color Guard on 'The Star Spangled Banner'

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Here's Trivium's set on the show, with Corey Taylor and Robb Flynn of Machinehead on Metallica's 'Creeping Death'.

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Zakk Wylde and Billy Duffy of The Cult give out the award for Golden Gods Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides

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Here's the Black Veil Brides set, with a special guest appearance from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on 'I Wanna Rock'!

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Sixx A.M.

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Evanescence

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspiritors

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Marilyn Manson's set, with guests Johnny Depp and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

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Here's some of the award presentations from the broadcast:

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Zakk Wylde was backstage with a cavalcade of rockers at the Golden Gods Awards. Here's Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Glass talking about the greatness of the D!


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Golden Gods "Father' Gene Simmons

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