Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has starred in a new Funny Or Die video entitled “Halloween Anthology With Marilyn Manson”. The video plays out like an episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark but has a definitely humorous twist (the first story features Jewish zombies and the trouble with how to deal with said issue). Head on down to check it out! READ MORE
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has released a new painting, which you can see below, to celebrate the Easter holiday. The watercolor painting features a bunny/person hybrid standing in some kind of field with a hill in the background. Atop the hill are two crosses (and what appears to be the side of a third). The bunny/person hybrid has one bloody hand raised and there is a hole in the hand, suggesting that this creature was crucified.
Also something to note is that there are six fingers on the hand. This thing probably killed someone’s father and should be prepared to die. Just saying’.
Shock rockers Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson seem to be gearing up for a summer co-headlining tour. Dubbed the “Masters Of Madness/Shock Therapy” tour, only two dates have so far been released, one in Utah and one in Pennsylvania.
Cooper will be touring in support of his album Welcome To My Nightmare while Manson will be touring for Born Villain. Check below for the released tour dates as well as a corroborating image. READ MORE
Marilyn Manson has announced a full N. American tour schedule for early 2013. The tour begins Jan. 18th in Milwaukee, WI and concludes on Feb. 23rd in Las Vegas, NV. Support will come from Butcher Babies, who recently signed to Century Media Records. The full touring schedule can be seen below and select tickets are available here.
You readers aren’t the only ones who are chomping at the bit for the upcoming horror thriller The Collection, the sequel to 2009′s The Collector. Turns out shock rocker Marilyn Manson is also excited for the film, which comes out this Friday, Nov. 30th.
In anticipation of this release, Manson has teamed up with VEVO to put together a playlist of several music videos that he thinks captures the feel and atmosphere of the film. Featuring his own cover of The Eurythmics‘ “Sweet Dreams”, Rihanna‘s “Disturbia”, Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”, Rockwell‘s “Someone’s Watching Me”, MGMT‘s “Kids”, and more, the playlist can be viewed below. Also, make sure to check out our review of his latest album Born Villain (iTunes).
“When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through thegruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.”
The Collection, directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, stars Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream). READ MORE
Marilyn Manson has released a NSFW (reason: breasts) video for “Slo-Mo-Tion”, which comes off his latest album Born Villain (review). The video is your standard Manson fare: lots of use of lighting for effect, creepy images, and Manson trying to be as odd and strange as possible. And yet, I just can’t get over the feeling that 1) I’ve seen it all before and 2) that it’s just not what it used to be. Maybe I’m getting old and just not into it anymore, but this video did absolutely nothing for me.
In fact, the most telling part for me was 2:38 into the video, when Manson, flanked on the left by [bassist] Twiggy and on the right by a bare breasted woman, is walking down the street and he looks just so…awkward. It’s as though Manson was asking himself, “Really? Am I still really doing this?”
Check out the video below and leave your thoughts. READ MORE
Marilyn Manson took to his Twitter to shoot out a couple of photos from the music video shoot for “Slo-Mo-Tion”. The first tweet stated, “Just finished the #SloMoTion moving picture show.” Manson also released two pictures previously on his website. There is no information on who is directing or when the video will be released. Check out the pictures below.
The Internet is a wondrous and magical thing, ain’t it? Case and point: Quentin Dupieux, director of Rubber and Wrong, premiered the first chapter of his upcoming film Wrong Cops at the Cannes Film Festival today. The premiere was at 4pm EST and the video was put online at the same time, giving the world a chance to see what the fuss was about. The 14-minute clip stars shock rocker Marilyn Manson, Mark Burnham (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), and Grace Zabriskie (“Twin Peaks”). If you’re quick, you can also see a cameo from Jon LaJoie (“The League”).
“Duke, a crooked and music-mad cop, patrols in Los Angeles’ streets, music blasting and meets a young techno lover, David Dolores Frank. Appalled by the musical tastes of the young adolescent, Duke decides to give him a good music lesson.”
The full-length film will presumably be released once all the chapters are released. “It is a filthy 90-minute comedy about some disturbed cops. It is not a sequel to ‘Wrong’. Quentin Dupieux is just lazy with titles,” jokes the official website.
Marilyn Manson also just released a new album entitled Born Villain. You can check out our review here.
Review written by Chris Lockett: It’s been almost a decade since Marilyn Manson made a good album. The fantastic, The Golden Age of Grotesque came out in 2003, followed by the mediocre Eat Me, Drink Me in 2007, and finally, the mixed bag that was The High End of Low in 2009. Now Manson is at it again with his new album Born Villain, which he deems as his “comeback album”. A lot of hype has been surrounding the release, but is it deserving of it? And more importantly, does it hold a candle to Manson’s early albums? READ MORE
The music world was abuzz when it was announced that actor Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow) would be featured on Marilyn Manson‘s cover of the Carly Simon classic You’re So Vain. It was said that Depp would be handling lead guitars and drums while Manson tackled the rhythm and vocals. But could this mix really work? Well, you’re now able to hear it and judge for yourself! You can stream the song below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Manson’s new album, Born Villain, will be released May 1st. READ MORE
The video for Marilyn Manson‘s No Reflection has just come out and is now available for everyone to see. In it, Manson and five pretty young ladies drink what basically looks like the slime from Troll 2 and then proceed to lose their minds. This narrative is splice with footage of the band performing in a room that has a serious leak somewhere as there is about six inches of water on the floor. If Manson wants, I know a few good plumbers.
Marilyn Manson has dubbed his upcoming album Born Villain. Considering that was the name of the song released yesterday, I don’t think many people are surprised by this. He also posted on his official website a short blurb detailing the work that he has done with actor Shia LaBeouf:
While it’s been out for a while that Shia LaBeouf would be directing a documentary following Marilyn Manson during the recording of the upcoming new album, I didn’t realize that LaBeouf would be handling other aspects as well. After the jump, you can watch a video for Born Villain, which LaBeouf says draws heavily from Shakespeare’s Macbeth as well as the famous short film by Salvador Dali, Un Chien Andalou (courtesy MTV.com).
Before America learned the name “Marilyn Manson,” my friends and myself were obsessed with the shock rocker and his [Portrait of an] “American Family.” Having caught the world premiere of “Lunchbox” on MTV, I was at the record store as the doors opened picking up a copy. Next thing you know, I’m a 14-year-old walking around singing “Cake and Sodomy” (probably not the best thing to sing at the dinner table). To say I’m one of the first fans is an understatement; being scoffed at walking around wearing his shirt stating “this is your world in which we grow, and we will grow to hate you” was daily routine. Being asked, “who is she?” became a nuisance on its own. He was my shock rocker, the musician who defined by youth.
While I still get excited for each and every new album, it’s hard to not feel like he’s trying just a bit too hard. He’s not shocking anymore, he’s not scary, he’s not mysterious, and more importantly, he’s OLD. He’s just “not cool.” It’s sad, being that I listened to his albums so much that I actually found a way to damage them, but alas, it’s the truth.
Battling for fresh attention, Manson is back again with the first single off his upcoming studio album, “Born Villain,” which was directed by Shia LaBeouf, who states: “The song has all these references to ‘Macbeth’ and all this Shakespeare and heavy theology, so we tried to make Manson’s ‘Un Chien Andalou’ macabre ‘Macbeth’ — that’s sort of what that became.”
You can watch the NSFW video inside that carries obvious inspirations from Takashi Miike, David Cronenberg and more importantly, old school Nine Inch Nails (“Happiness in Slavery”). It’s pretty good stuff, if you’re a Manson fan.