March 17, 1999 |
When it was announced that Marilyn Manson and Hole--two of rock's most flamboyant and high-profile acts--would team up on a concert tour, fans starting taking bets on when the whole volatile vehicle would go crashing out of control. Instead it appears the tour just ran out of gas--and then suffered a flat tire while coasting to the curb. After only nine shows, Courtney Love of Hole casually confirmed to the audience at the Great Western Forum on Sunday that her band was abandoning the tour.
September 26, 2002 |
There may have been raven-haired Amazons in black bustiers, porcelain-skinned boys with kohl-rimmed eyes and bottomless glasses of milky green Absente (absinthe's less potent American cousin), but in the end the most surreal thing about the VIP premiere for Marilyn Manson's debut watercolors collection (aptly titled "The Golden Age of Grotesque") was its remarkable lack of surrealism. Not that there wasn't the prerequisite weirdness.
March 12, 1999 |
Being Marilyn Manson means never having to say you're sorry, except maybe to yourself. Rock's top boogeyman of the moment isn't about to repent his embrace of the old sex-drugs-rock 'n' roll ethic. His 1998 autobiography, "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell," exults in the decadence of it all.