The dark star also tells us what Shia LaBeouf named his penis
About 14 years ago, I read Legs McNeil's infamous book, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. That's how I first encountered the Velvet Underground's Lou Reed. I was a tall and gangly high school freshman in New Jersey with a mouth full of metal. My boyfriend and constant compan ... More >>
Taylor Momsen has a particularly unique set of life experiences. She starred as Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, was featured in this month's Maxim and toured with Marilyn Manson -- all before her 21st birthday. These days, Momsen is focused on her ... More >>
Marilyn MansonMyth, St. PaulTuesday, July 2, 2013Security held down the large black curtains as fans eagerly await their haunting hero. Suddenly the room went dark. Operatic waltz music began to play over the speakers. A tall, menacing shadow appeared with a mic stand outstretched in one of his gang ... More >>
This past Saturday, the boy band One Direction opened a pop-up store at the Mall of America, and Gimme Noise decided to observe what sort of youth-cultivated bedlam might result. Called 1D World, the store will occupy the northwest corner of the mall's rotunda for the next six weeks.Upon receiving t ... More >>
At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Rob Zombie, that long-haired, bearded, face-painted poster boy for all things ghoulish, can't help but be a perfectionist. As one of the few American entertainers scoring serious commercial success in both music and film -- his 2007 remake of Halloween, after all, grossed over $80 million -- he can' ... More >>
Discusses his new album, stigmata, cable television, and identity
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Marilyn MansonWith the Pretty RecklessMyth Nightclub, St. PaulFriday, May 18, 2012Place a microphone stand within 50 feet of Marilyn Manson, and you can bet he'll kick it over with the precision of an NFL punter. This act happened no less than a dozen times during the goth metal icon's performance a ... More >>
May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectr ... More >>
Related:The Brick moves four sold-out shows, unveils renovation plansFun. at Myth, 4/13/12Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteMinneapolis' Mastodon devotees will have to make the drive up to the Maplewood megaclub Myth after another sold-out Brick show shifts to a bigger room. The chang ... More >>
Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... More >>
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At a certain point, the novelty of emerging Warehouse District concert venue the Brick adding new concerts will wear off -- we think. At least after March 15, we'll be able to see what this 2,000-capacity space is all about. Until then, the AEG Live-piloted stage continues to reveal new events in ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a nightIt's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>
Despite the head-scratching nature of the new venture, you've gotta admit there's something sort of endearing about the idea of Motörhead frontman Lemmy curling up for a cozy night in with a bottle of his band's new branded Australian Shiraz, a good book and maybe a few logs blazing away in the ... More >>
Right now, for the price of a movie ticket, you can watch Shia LaBeouf paling around with enormous extraterrestrial robots in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, running and yelling and making with cracks so wise that one could almost forget one is helping to bankroll the career ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
Holy schnikes Christina Aguilera's just dropped her newest music video for "Not Myself Tonight," and as you might have heard, it's the skankiest thing she's done since "Dirrty." Except this time, she ditched the schoolgirl skirt and went straight for the pleather and vinyl and the horsebit gags, ... More >>
First Marilyn Manson, now Brian Litrell? Swine flu is the B-list plague.
The Uptown Bar announces closing date, Regina Spektor at The Current & Brother Rock and Toki Wright pair up.
Seriously? Another one?
Nothing like a death threat to score you a few extra Myspace hits.
The scariest thought? These guys were all in the Israeli military.
Golfer, restaurateur, and Wayne's World co-star hits the big six-one.
Dirty pictures top this week's pop culture picks
The songs we can't escape
Car-seat country scores a family-friendly wine bar with a serious education mission
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Willem Dafoe plays a ghoul playing a ghoul in Shadow of the Vampire
The Cell gets inside the mind of its genre
VH1 goes Behind the Music and finds a new set of American fables
Wrestling with the popularity of our most incredible--and most American--sport
While some fans can still be seduced into relationships with pop idols, others just want one-night stands with one-hit wonders.
Back in Black: "We fit in accidentally," says Julie Plante of the band Autumn--a four-year favorite of the black-lipstick set.
Battling Satan: Anti-Manson activists praying last week at the Metrodome