Marilyn Manson’s classic song ‘The Dope Show’ from the classic 1998 album Mechanical Animals (Nothing/Interscope) is the theme song of the new Michelle Wolfe comedy special The Joke Show, now appearing on Netflix. Michelle’s quick wit and no-holds-barred hot button shock comedy touches on many topics such as feminism, sex, and abortion in her trademark absurdist fashion. Wolfe made headlines in 2018 when she performed at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Continue reading
Marilyn Manson is releasing a killer new 12-inch picture disc, with a cover song of The Doors’ all-time great track “The End”. It might be the most “Manson” cover Manson has ever done. The track was produced by Shooter Jennings, who is working with Manson on his new solo album due in 2020. The video like the disc has a representation of an original Manson water-color painting, created especially for this release on Picture Disc. Watch the Zev Deans directed clip and pre-order the vinyl and purchase the song at the link below! Continue reading
Ozzy Osbourne has rebooked his “No More Tours 2” in North American Tour in 2020, and he’ll be joined Marilyn Manson as the direct opener. These dates are Ozzy’s first shows since he announced earlier this year that all his 2019 performances would be postponed allowing him to heal from an injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home and trapped his spine aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery. Continue reading
It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading
Marilyn Manson, currently finishing his new album with Shooter Jennings has released a new single and music video for his take on the classic American folk song, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’. Manson teamed again with director Tim Mattia once again for the cinematic black-and-white video filmed in Joshua Tree, California. ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ was recorded with producer Tyler Bates, who worked on 2015’s The Pale Emperor and 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. The track may be an indicator of what to expect from the new Manson album. The song is available to pre-order now on limited-pressing picture disc featuring one of Manson’s original watercolor paintings.
Legendary tattoo and graffiti artist Eric Rosenbaum, known as Norm Will Rise, passed away over the weekend. Marilyn Manson has paid tribute to his friend and frequent collaborator. On Saturday night, Manson took to his Twitter to write: “NORM. A TRUE FRIEND AND AMAZING ARTIST. PUT ALOT OF TATTOOS ON ME. I LOVE YOU MAN AND HOPE YOU ARE SOMEWHERE PEACEFUL. YOUR ART WILL LIVE ON IN MY SKIN. RIP. AND THIS IS A REALLY SAD DAY FOR ME. HE WAS A GREAT PERSON THAT SHOULD STILL BE HERE.” Continue reading
Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading