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31 Oct
2012


By Keeyahtay Lewis

This year there has been much talk about the Twins of Evil tour- two of the “evilest” men in rock touring together: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. I had never seen either play, so I was stoked to check them out. Manson was opening the date in Camden. There was a large black curtain in front of the stage that remained up even as the music started. Finally the curtain dropped and revealed the stage. Darkness, crazy lights, inverted crosses- exactly what you would expect. Manson emerged from the shadows while his band played one of their new songs, “Hey Cruel World” off of Born Villain. The song is classic MM, soft and loud at the same time, with that voice you can’t confuse for anyone else.

Manson isn’t exactly as wiry as he is in my brain, he shows a bit of that age, but he still looks like what you would expect. He came out wearing all black with some kind of google/mask situation covering most of his face. Every person was on their feet loving every second of it. He changed microphones often: at one point having a huge knife attached, then a flashlight, and more I couldn’t really see from my seat.

They ran through most of the songs you would expect them to play; “Disposable Teens,” “mOBSCENE,” “The Dope Show,” “Personal Jesus,” “Coma White”… the stage was incredible and constantly changing. Manson himself would often change outfits and masks. At one point came out on a pulpit. Another time in a pope outfit. Here is the thing though, it all felt a little…off to me. He just seemed tired. At one point he said, “in all the reviews put in parentheses that Manson fell over drunk. And I am motherfuckers.” When he said that, it made more sense. It felt off but apparently it was because he was wasted. Talking between songs wasn’t garbled. At one point he said, “Can you hear the words coming out of my mouth.” The answer was no, not really.

“Sweet Dreams” was a definite highlight, and it was pretty cool. A single bulb dropped down from the ceiling. He sang into it at times, and other times swung it out over the crowd. Dramatic. He ended with “The Beautiful People” and for a few minutes, he felt mostly on his game.

Rob Zombie was up next, another huge curtain was hanging from the ceiling. But this time when the sheet dropped a fire breathing robot was on the other side. Awesome. His band was already ripping into Jesus Frankenstein and he came out looking like a cast member from Mad Max. Tall hat, long robes, long dreads, mask covering his face and skeleton arms extending off of his own arms. His microphone stand was a huge skeleton.

The energy was immediately so different. Rob Zombie is an animal on stage. Never staying in one place for long, running from platform to platform. Head banging while dust literally flew off of his hair. And the fire. I love shows with fire, and they made great use of it. “Superbeast,” “Meet The Creeper,” and the hit “Living Dead Girl” were up next. His background was huge LED screens that showed old horror movies and anime porn.

At various times huge robots came out and danced on stage with the band. Another time it looked like he was riding in one. He spent a lot of time talking with the audience, and at one point walked along the barricade holding hands along the way. Rob Zombie does not look or move like a man who has been doing this for 20+ years. His portion of the show was good, and it just seemed like fun.

A personal favorite “More Human Than Human” was next and the place lost their shit collectively. Theme for an Angry Red Planetplayed with LED signs that said “Mars Needs Women” flashed across the stage. “Sick Bubble Gum,” “Scum of the Earth,” “Pussy Liquor” and the White Zombie hit, “Thunder Kiss ’65″ were next. The energy never waned and Zombie never stopped moving. The Alice Cooper song “School’s Out” was next, and they finished up with “Dragula,” Rob Zombie’s biggest commercial hit.

Although they call this the Twins of Evil Tour, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson could not have had more different shows. Manson wasn’t nearly as fun, but his fans loved it just the same. Zombie definitely puts on a hellofashow. He brought his love for horror to his show, but never forget to make it fun for everyone. You know what you are getting into when you go see those two perform. I think the biggest surprise for me was how damn good Rob Zombie was. Manson was having a bit of an off night, which happens to everyone. All in all, there was something for everyone there.

30 Jul
2012


The daily band lineup has been announced for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink–”Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival,” Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more. See below for the daily lineup.

Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”

The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:

Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King

Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise

Tickets are on sale now and priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for ROCK VEGAS attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and for all ROCK VEGAS info, visit www.RockVegasFest.com.

ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is also giving away a trip for two. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from a U.S. city to ROCK VEGAS, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, $500 spending cash, and VIP treatment at the show. Go to www.rockvegasfest.com/flyaway to enter for a chance to win between July 27 and August 26, 2012.

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12 Jul
2012


It had to happen. Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what’s in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.

Kicking off September 28 when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31. For ticket on sale and purchasing info, log onto www.marilynmanson.com or www.robzombie.com.

“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”

“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will.” “Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town,” Manson stated.

J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

Marilyn Manson’s eighth full-length album Born Villain debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, also grabbing the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart. “This is Manson at his best,” says ARTISTdirect. “Elegantly, he slices throats and puts up a middle finger to everyone once more.”

For the “Twins of Evil” tour, Zombie and his band of maniacs – John 5/guitar, Piggy D/bass and drummer Ginger Fish – will bring their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top DJs, including KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, †††, Kraddy, Drumcorps, and Ki: Theory will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe). Fans can download one of the new songs, “Thunder Kiss ’65 (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix),” from iTunes.

With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows:

Tour Dates:
9/28 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion

9/29 Las Vegas, NV Luxor Lot or Red Rocks

10/1 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

10/2 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center

10/4 Topeka, KS Topeka Expo Center

10/8 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium

10/9 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center

10/11 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

10/12 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

10/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum

10/15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center

10/16 Rochester, NY Armory

10/17 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

10/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

10/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

10/21 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

10/23 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

10/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

10/30 Houston, TX Reliant Arena

10/31 Dallas, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

11/26 London, UK

11/27 Manchester, UK

11/28 Glasgow, UK

11/29 Birmingham, UK

12/1 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

12/2 Bochum, Germany

12/3 Amsterdam, Holland

12/5 Stockholm, Sweden

12/6 Copenhagen, Denmark

12/8 Vienna, Austria

12/9 Munich, Germany

12/11 Basel, Switzerland

12/12 Bologna, Italy

14 May
2012

If any musician’s return to performing live can be described as triumphant, it is definitely Marilyn Manson’s. His “Hey Cruel World Tour,” as well as the independent release of his newest album, Born Villain, prove him to be formidable and a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Not having toured or put out an album since 2009, Manson’s ability to fill larger venues may have decreased, but his ability to perform and entertain is still strong as ever. He made this very clear last Wednesday at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, the stop on his tour the day after Born Villain was released to the world. His performance that night included the best of his music, both old and new, as well as an incredible live show filled with surprises.
Opening with “Hey Cruel World,” Born Villain’s first track, Manson took command of the stage and the audience and firmly asserted the fact that his age has nothing to do with his stage presence theatrics. Manson never stopped moving; he strutted around the stage from one side to the other, taking care to lean over the side of the stage and sing directly to his audience, as if to let them know that he truly appreciated their dedication and patience during his three-year absence. Although they started out large to begin with, his actions onstage kept getting progressively larger and more dramatic as the set went on. His set included multiple costume changes, a mic stand shaped like an extremely realistic butcher knife, guitarist Twiggy sporting a dress all night, and even some fake blood.

Manson’s ability to capture an audience’s attention so tightly that he practically chokes it out has not withered a bit with his age and absence; the crowd at the Wellmont was captivated by Manson’s immense stage presence and took every opportunity to interact with him when they could. They unbegrudgingly offered up their cell phones and cameras for him to grab, rub all over the front of his pants, and then nonchalantly throw them back into the audience in no particular direction at no particular owner. There were crowdsurfers and multiple pits, and during most songs (most notably “The Dope Show”), the voices of fans singing along were almost as audible as Manson’s himself.

The setlist was a decent mix of new and old; it included past hits like “Disposable Teens” and “mOBSCENE” as well as newer material like “Pistol Whipped” and the newest single, “No Reflection.” While the older songs tended to have the more intense reactions from the crowd- they started to get rowdy during “Disposable Teens, “ which was the second song of the set- the newer material allowed Manson a chance to show the world, and his audience, that he is still alive and kicking and willing to make music that challenges questions social norms, just as he has in the past. He also played two of his most popular covers of pop songs- Personal Jesus, a Depeche Mode cover, as well as Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), a Eurythmics cover, both of which the crowd went nuts for.

The raw passion that he has for his music is matched by the passion he has for his fans and supporters; more than once during his set he stopped to thank “all you motherfuckers for coming out tonight” and for supporting him. His love for performing and being onstage was made clear through his antics, as his interactions with other bands members showed that he was having fun and enjoying himself. At one point, he started a good-natured contest with long-time guitarist Twiggy Ramirez to see which one of them could say “fuck you” to the other in the most interesting way, during which the audience cheered and clapped constantly. Marilyn Manson’s theatrics are incredible to watch, just as his playfulness on stage is.

Manson closed the night with a bang; during the encore he played “Antichrist Superstar” and closed his show with “The Beautiful People,” both of which are huge hits that delighted long-time and newer fans alike. However, the long-time fans were the recipients of an incredible treat during the encore; Manson brought back the “Antichrist Superstar” podium, which some fans thought they were never going to see again. The arrival of the podium onto the stage elicited screams of delight from most of the crowd, which only inspired Manson to end his show by performing the last two songs even more intensely than he had the rest of the set. Hanging over the top of the podium like a puppet, Manson sang his heart out, as did his fans, who all but bowed down and worshipped him atop the podium adorned with the lightning bolt logo of Antichrist Superstar.

Marilyn Manson put on a truly amazing performance on Wednesday and I consider attending the show a privilege. It is clear that he has grown, both musically and mentally, and this growth has been nothing but beneficial for his music and his live shows. To see Marilyn Manson play such an intense show in such a small theatre was an incredible experience, and he certainly proved himself worthy of many, many more years on the stage.

02 May
2012


Marilyn Manson has just released his new album Born Villian (iTunes) and is out on a headlining tour playing large clubs and theatres. Tonight, Manson plays the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey (about a half hour from Manhattan). We know that you wanted to go but maybe you were a little short on cash (Mr. Manson’s entertainment is not cheap but well worth the money!). That’s why we’re hooking you up!

ONE lucky reader will win a pair of tickets to see Marilyn Manson tonight at the Wellmont! Just email us theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: I WANNA SEE MARILYN MANSON!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must be 16 years of age or older with a valid photo ID).

Winner will be notified by 5pm. Good luck!

04 Apr
2012

Marilyn Manson premiered the video for the single “No Reflection” today. Directed by Lukas Ettlin, the video explores wreckage and sanctity with stabs of live performance from one of music’s most innovative visual artists.

“No Reflection” is the lead track from Marilyn Manson’s forthcoming album Born Villain. “The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” Manson says. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”

The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “Mobscene “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” “Coma White” and “If I Was Your Vampire.”
Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque). Leading up to the release of Born Villain, Marilyn Manson will be touring the United States for the first time since 2009. He kicks it off by headlining the Revolver “Golden Gods Awards” on April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles – his first U.S. performance in nearly three years

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22 Mar
2012

The album art and track listing for Marilyn Manson’s May 1 release Born Villain (Cooking Vinyl/Downtown) was revealed today via Manson’s website www.marilynmanson.com.

Check out the album cover on the right, the track listing below and pre-order Born Villain here

Track listing:
1. HEY, CRUEL WORLD…
2. NO REFLECTION
3. PISTOL WHIPPED
4. OVERNEATH THE PATH OF MISERY
5. SLO-MO-TION
6. THE GARDENER
7. THE FLOWERS OF EVIL
8. CHILDREN OF CAIN
9. DISENGAGED
10. LAY DOWN YOUR GODDAMN ARMS
11. MURDERERS ARE GETTING PRETTIER EVERY DAY
12. BORN VILLAIN
13. BREAKING THE SAME OLD GROUND
Bonus Track – You’re So Vain

08 Mar
2012


Marilyn Manson continues to upend the mainstream with each new release, and his upcoming album Born Villain is about to take that a bit further on May 1, 2012. Evidence #1, the single, “No Reflection”: http://bit.ly/mansonnoreflectionsoundcloud

KROQ debuted “No Reflection” yesterday and the lead single will be available exclusively on iTunes this Tuesday, March 13.

“The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” Manson says. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”

“It doesn’t really sound like any of my old records,” Manson says in an upcoming Revolver magazine cover story. “In fact it sort of sounds like what I listened to before I made records — Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Party…It’s very rhythm-driven. I think this will probably be the grandest concept record of all.”

The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “mOBSCENE,” “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” “Coma White” and “If I Was Your Vampire.”

Born Villain will be released on Cooking Vinyl/Downtown Records and Manson’s own label Hell, Etc. Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three top ten albums and two number-one albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque). Leading up to the release of Born Villain, Marilyn Manson will be touring the United States for the first time since 2009. The first set of confirmed dates for the upcoming Hey Cruel World… tour are below. He kicks it off by headlining the Revolver “Golden Gods Awards” on April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles – his first U.S. performance in nearly three years.

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14 Feb
2012

Marilyn Manson will be touring the United States for the first time since 2009.

The tour starts April 27th and the first set of confirmed dates are below.

The band is releasing “Born Villain” this spring. An official announcement will be made soon.

Live Dates:

April 27th Providence, RI @ Lupo’s At The Strand

April 28th Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Casino

April 29th Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theatre

May 1st Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore

May 2nd Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

May 4th Atlantic City, NJ @ House Of Blues

May 5th Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

May 6th Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

May 8th Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

May 9th Sioux Falls, SD @ W.H. Lyons Fair Grounds

May 11th Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 12th San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens

May 13th Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 15th Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

May 16th Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 18th Minneapolis, MN @ The Brick

May 19th Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

May 20th Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

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01 Feb
2012

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

“Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage. Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage. In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

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