Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marilyn Manson: The Definitive Box Available For Pre-Order Now

THE DEFINITIVE BOX Available For Pre-Order Now
THE DEFINITIVE BOX is a deluxe, limited edition box set of THE PALE EMPEROR designed by Marilyn Manson and Willo Perron & Associates exclusively for the Marilyn Manson webstore.

- Grey cloth-bound collectors box

- Front cover with debossed logotype and high-gloss cover photo tip-in

- Back cover features black foil-stamped Marilyn Manson monogram logo [Inside]

- Two discs pressed by RTI on HQ-180, audiophile-grade white vinyl
(Side D includes three bonus tracks)

- Exclusive Definitive Box LP sleeves printed full-color on UV-coated stock

- Exclusive Definitive Box CD packaged with uncoated dark grey recycled card paper

- Fold-out photo printed on newsprint with rich, smearing black ink

- Five lithograph photos by Nicholas Cope wrapped in tissue paper with a wax seal

- Collectible MP3 download card printed on grit-finish stock (three bonus tracks included)

Available 1-20-15
THE PALE EMPEROR Definitive Box is available worldwide exclusively at www.kingsroadmerch.com/marilynmanson

This site also offers special CD, Vinyl & T-shirt bundles for fans within the U.S.

CD, Vinyl & T-shirt bundles are available to all fans outside the U.S. at 9:30 a.m. GMT 

on November 26, 2014: http://po.st/MansonStore.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Six-DVD Collection Chronicles The Band's Special Relationship With MTV Through Live Performances, Award Show Highlights, And A New Feature-Length Documentary R.E.M. By MTV

Clip Premiering Today via The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - R.E.M. and MTV came of age together. From the start, their fates were intertwined, with the band releasing its first single in July 1981, just weeks before the network premiered its first music video. From that point on, MTV documented everything about R.E.M, their music, their stories, and ultimately, their decision to disband in 2011.

This entire story, beginning to end, is chronicled in REMTV, a new six-DVD set that includes live performances, award show highlights, and television appearances, as well as a new documentary about their shared history entitled R.E.M BY MTV, directed by Alexander Young. REMTV is available today via Rhino at retail outlets for a suggested list price of $99.98.

Watch a clip from the Deleted Scenes of the documentary R.E.M. By MTV today, via The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy Blog HERE.

"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York-- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," said longtime manager Bertis Downs. "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras-- it has some great funny bits too!"

The first disc combines both of the group's performances on MTV Unplugged (1991 and 2001) and features the outtakes that debuted earlier this year on the audio release Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions, including songs like "Get Up," "The One I Love" and "World Leader Pretend."

"This is the first DVD project to unite material from all across Viacom's networks," said Bill Flanagan, EVP of the Viacom Music Group. "Not only are we drawing from the vaults of MTV - domestic and international - but from VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.  I don't think anyone realized just how much terrific R.E.M. footage we were sitting on. To gather the best of it in one collection is pretty overwhelming. R.E.M. started great, stayed great and ended great - here's the evidence."

The band's 1998 appearance on VH1's Storytellers opens the second disc, and has been expanded with unaired performances of several songs, including "New Test Leper" and "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville." Also featured are performances taken from various MTV award shows through the years, as well as the band's 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime fans will certainly delight in two vintage performances included here. First is a 1983 performance of "So. Central Rain" and "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)" from Livewire. The next clip features five songs the band played in 1984 on The Cutting Edge, including "Driver 8" and a cover of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys Room."

The next three discs present a trove of rare live performances recorded between 1995 and 2008 in countries around the world. Of the 99 songs that are spread across these three discs, nearly half are unique song titles, offering a deep exploration of the band's live legacy. Especially noteworthy are two massive free concerts filmed for broadcast: Live In Cologne (5/12/01) and R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece (10/5/08). More than a dozen songs from those shows did not air during the original broadcasts. Both concerts appear here in their entirety for the first time.

Undoubtedly, the heart of this superb collection is the new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. By MTV, included on the final disc. Drawing exclusively on archival events, the film traces R.E.M. and MTV in real time, which makes it feel as exciting and immediate as it did when it was happening. "All the energy and momentum of both the band and the network come roaring through," writes Anthony DeCurtis in the set's liner notes.


DVD Listing

Disc One
Unplugged 1991
Outtakes 1991
Unplugged 2001
Outtakes 2001

Disc Two
VH1 Storytellers
Storytellers Outtakes
The Cutting Edge
MTV 10th Anniversary Special
Video Music Awards 1993
Video Music Awards 1995
European Music Awards 1998
European Music Awards 2001
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2007
The Colbert Report 2008

Disc Three
R.E.M. In Dallas
R.E.M. Uplink At Bowery Ballroom
Live In Cologne
Live In Cologne Outtakes

Disc Four
R.E.M. At The Tabernacle, London
MTV Sonic Milan
Rock AM Ring
Rock AM Ring Outtakes

Disc Five
Live At Rolling Stone, Milan
Live At Oxegen Festival
R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece

Disc Six
Deleted Scenes

Monday, November 17, 2014


Kicking off January 21st in Washington, D.C. iconic rockstar Marilyn Manson will embark on "THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH TOUR(full dates below) in support of his forthcoming album'THE PALE EMPEROR' out January 20thTickets will go on sale for all dates starting November 21st and fans purchasing tickets will receive a free digital copy of 'THE PALE EMPEROR' to be delivered on the albums release date. Joining Marilyn Manson on the national headlining tour will be album collaborator and guitarist Tyler Bates, longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.




1/21 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore
1/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
1/24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
1/26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
1/27 - Long Island, NY - Paramount
1/28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
1/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
1/31 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem
 2/2 -  Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
2/3 -   Detroit, MI - Fillmore
2/5 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
2/7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
2/9 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2/11 - Denver, CO - Filmore
2/13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
2/14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off Gwar Eternal North American Tour 2014!

North Carolina crossover icons, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, will kick off a near month-long run of live tirades with Gwar tomorrow to finalize the year. Set to embark at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia, the band will crumble the stages of twenty-six venues, coming to a close on December 13th at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY continues to tour in support of their mammoth IX full-length released this past Summer via Candlelight Records. Dubbed "a triumph" by the Obelisk, the critically adored IX was captured by the band alongside longtime friend and colleague John Custer. Clocking in at nearly forty-five minutes, the record boasts all the groove-laden sludge/doom/punk concoction fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. The Onion's A.V. Club champions the band's "...smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence," furthering that, "the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast," while Rock Revolt notes,"...this album contains the vital elements to satisfy the most fervid CORROSION OF CONFORMITY fan." Decibel Magazine agrees elaborating that, "COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012's self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band's strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song." Adds Blabbermouth, in an 8/10 rating, "COC are closer to their Animosity and (to some measures) Eye For An Eye roots than they've been in ages. Certainly IX is one of the loudest albums ever put down in this unit, so consider earplugs if you catch COC live."   

11/14/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
11/15/2014 Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
11/16/2014 MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 Union Hal - Edmonton, AB
11/19/2014 The Venue - Fargo, ND
11/20/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
11/21/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
11/22/2014 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
11/23/2014 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/25/2014 The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
11/28/2014 Treemont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
11/29/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/02/2014 Exit/In -  Nashville, TN
12/03/2014 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
12/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
12/05/2014 Firestone Live - Orlando, FL
12/06/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

12/07/2014 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
12/08/2014 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
12/09/2014 Opera House - Toronto, ON
12/10/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
12/11/2014 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
12/12/2014 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
12/13/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD



Detroit, MI - Kid Rock announces today that his new album "First Kiss" will be released on February 24th.  The album, his first on Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Kid Rock (with the exception of two songs which were co-produced by Dann Huff) and was recorded at his studio in Michigan.

Following the success of 2012's "Rebel Soul" and the accompanying "$20 Best Night Ever Tour," Kid Rock wasted no time getting back to work in the studio.  The massive touring on the last album cycle allowed Kid Rock to play in front of over 550,000 people in one summer, and left him energized to write and record new material without taking much of a break. Plans for an even more ambitious Summer 2015 tour with his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will be announced shortly.  "First Kiss" signals the continued evolution of one of music's most versatile performers, but we're not going to tell you what it sounds like - we just couldn't do it justice and we're confident the music will speak for itself.  If you do the math though, every record Kid Rock has released through WMG has gone platinum or multi-platinum (with the exception of Live Trucker and Rebel Soul which are both certified Gold), so it's safe to bet the legions of fans Kid Rock has cultivated over his 25 year career are going to enjoy this one too.
Expect the first single to be released at the top of the year with multi-format airplay, a music video, and the rest of the shitshow that goes with releasing an album.


It is with great regret that the members of Culture Club have announced the cancellation of their tours in North America and the UK scheduled for November and December 2014.

It became necessary to do so this week when a polyp was discovered in George’s throat. The throat specialist has ordered George to not sing as it may necessitate an operation.
George and the band are devastated by this news and so it is with much regret that the tour is cancelled until further notice. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

“We are hoping we can reschedule the concerts for next year, and hopefully George’s problem will be resolved,” said the members of Culture Club.

The band wish George a speedy recovery and added ….“To our fans we wish to thank you for your loyalty and know that we love you all.”

Pre-order Culture Club's latest album “TRIBES” here.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014



AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget have released the first music video for their straight edge hardcore band XTRMST. Making its debut on NOISEY, the video is for their first single "Conformist" - watch it here. The track is off the duo's self-titled debut album, which NOISEY boasts as "...dark, frantic, and moody, tinged with electronics and very slick." The LP is set for release next week on Monday November 17 via Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Pre-orders are now live for the album on iTunes, and you can grab the "Conformist" single HERE.

"Jade and I have been talking about starting a straight edge hardcore band for years," says Havok. "We started writing and recording in early 2012 and chose the name XTRMST because it expresses the messages represented on the record. The straight edge movement is not one of moderation. It's based in undeniable objective truths."

"The straight edge philosophy is something that Davey and I gravitated towards at a young age, drawn by concepts and ideals that seem almost foreign in modern society," says Puget. "Like much of the other subcultures we were a part of growing up, it put us at odds with 99% of the people around us, which was something we embraced. Being sXe for over 20 years and being musicians, it seemed natural that this crucial ideology would find a musical expression."

The 14-track XTRMST album was produced and mixed by Puget at his home studio and at The Treehouse in Los Angeles, and its November 17 release will come via Dim Mak Records, the indie label founded by DJ/producer (and former member of hardcore band This Machine KillsSteve Aoki. Although Aoki and Dim Mak are most often seen as leaders in the electronic dance music space, the release of the XTRMST album marks a return to Aoki and Dim Mak's hardcore roots. "I met Davey a while back and we bonded over our shared experiences in straight-edge culture. We found a lot of kinship there, and so it made sense for us to release an album that represents the spirit of what originally birthed Dim Mak," states Aoki. 

"These songs are the purest expression of emotion, with no thought towards commerce or accessibility," says Puget. "And the album was made with the amount of money you have in your pocket right now - just 2 people expressing their love and hate into microphones in a tiny room."
"XTRMST" track listing:
1. Words For the Unwanted
2. Conformist
3. Social Deathplay
4. Merciless
5. Exterminate
6. Sharper
7. Extremist
8. The Breed
9. Humanity
10. The Way
11. Swallow Your God
12. Dirty Nails
13. Juliets
14. Coward Bow Your Head
XTRMST online: 


Canada and United States Run Slated For Next February With Memphis May Fire And Ghost Town

First Ever Live DVD Slated For June 2015

(November 12th, 2014 – New York, NY) – While the current sold-out Black Mass tour rolls on, Black Veil Brides have announced another string of dates scheduled for next February 2015. The 18-city Black Mass 2015 tour kicks off on February 5th in Richmond, VA and wraps up on March 1st in San Diego, CA. The tour will make select stops in the United States before crossing over the border in to Canada for the bands long-awaited return north. The band will be playing 9 shows in Canada making stops Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver to name a few before returning to the United States for the final 4 shows. Opening the Black Mass 2015 shows will be special guests Memphis May Fire and Ghost Town. Tickets for the Black Mass 2015 will be on-sale on Friday November 14th via ticketmaster.com

Black Veil Brides are currently on The Black Mass 2014 headline tour that runs through mid-December. The 37-date trek is making stops in Kansas City, New York and Orlando and will wrap up on December 15th in Albuquerque, NM. Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club have been tapped as the support bands for The Black Mass 2014. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour are currently on sale and links can be found at www.BlackVeilBrides.net.

Black Veil Brides have announced the release of the first live DVD of their career. The DVD is slated for release in June 2015 and is taken from the band’s sold-out hometown show in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater on November 1st. The show was part of the band’s inaugural Halloweekend event as part of The Black Mass Tour. The DVD was directed by Casey Tebo, known for his work on the acclaimed Aerosmith documentary, Rock For The Rising Sun. Pre-order packages for the live DVD will be announced soon.

Black Veil Brides latest album skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart, #4 on the iTunes overall album chart, and to top 10 on iTunes in over 20 countries when it was released. It debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album charts giving Black Veil Brides their second consecutive Top 10 album. Black Veil Brides has been getting fan and critical acclaim alike with Alternative Press (a magazine the band graces the December cover of) describing it as, “…big guitars, big drums and bigger hooks, stitched together by the band’s tireless championing of the outsider.” ArtistDirect recently raved, “This is the one you’ve all been waiting for…This is their Black album.” The band recently released the video for the song “Goodbye Agony.” The video can be seen here:  http://youtu.be/f-cxPIOAfSk. Longtime Black Veil Brides’ director Patrick Fogarty, who also directed the video for “Heart Of Fire” which has already reached millions of views, directed this video. “Heart of Fire” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/RZxhWqxwsBQ. Black Veil Brides was produced by studio legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Album and Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. Their debut video, “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released critically acclaimed albums including Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release was their first Top 10 on the Billboard and it soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart.  Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

Black Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars), Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums).



Nov 12th      Kansas City, MO     Uptown Theater
Nov 14th      Indianapolis, IN     Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 15th      Royal Oak, MI     Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 16th      Cleveland, OH     The Agora Theater
Nov 17th      Pittsburgh, PA     Stage AE
Nov 19th      Philadelphia, PA     The Electric Factory
Nov 21st      Stroudsburg, PA     Sherman Theater
Nov 22nd      Worcester, MA     Palladium
Nov 23rd      New York, NY     Best Buy Theater
Nov 26th      Portland, ME     State Theatre
Nov 28th     Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 29th      Silver Springs, MD     The Fillmore Silver Spring
Dec 2nd      Louisville, KY     Expo Five
Dec 3rd      Atlanta, GA     The Tabernacle
Dec 4th      Orlando, FL     House of Blues Orlando

Dec 5th     Charlotte, NC     The Fillmore Charlotte
Dec 6th      Norfolk, VA     The NorVa
Dec 8th      Grand Rapids, MI     Orbit Room
Dec 9th      St. Louis, MO     The Pageant
Dec 11th      Houston, TX     Bayou Music Center
Dec 12th      Dallas, TX     South Side Ballroom
Dec 13th      San Antonio, TX     Backstage Live
Dec 15th      Albuquerque, NM     Sunshine Theatre



Feb 5th     Richmond, VA     The National
Feb 6th     Sayreville, NJ     Starland Ballroom
Feb 7th     Hartford, CT     Webster Theater
Feb 8th      Huntington, NY     The Paramount
Feb 11th      Watertown, NY     Exhibition Hall
Feb 12th      Quebec City, QC     Imperial De Quebec
Feb 13th      Montreal, QC     Metropolis
Feb 14th      London, ON     London Music Hall
Feb 15th      Toronto, ON     Danforth Music Hall
Feb 18th      Winnipeg, MB     The Garrick Center
Feb 19th      Saskatoon, SK     O’Brians Event Centre
Feb 20th      Calgary, AB     Macewan Hall Ballroom
Feb 22nd      Edmonton, AB     The Starlite Room
Feb 25th      Vancouver, BC     Vogue Theater
Feb 26th      Eugene, OR     McDonald Theatre
Feb 27th      Sacramento, CA     Ace Of Spades
Feb 28th      Pomona, CA     The Fox Theater
Mar 1st      San Diego, CA     House Of Blues