Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Join Forces, Watch Baby Fall Asleep to Acoustic Metallica + More News
Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what’s in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.
Kicking off Sept. 28 when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n’roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, Oct. 31.For ticket on-sale and purchasing info, log onto www.marilynmanson.com or www.robzombie.com.
Metallica doesn’t exactly come across as cute, but in this video, their ballad “Nothing Else Matters” sure does. That’s because a young father lulls his infant(who sings along) to sleep with an acoustic rendition of the song. So cute. [Gawker]
Watch Metallica Lullaby
The 2012 edition of the Honda Civic Tour offers fans a chance to win a Linkin Park-customized and autographed Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle, plus an exclusive flyaway trip to Los Angeles, which includes other cool booty, like signed instruments and a visit to a Linkin Park music video shoot.
The members of LP collaborated on their personalized Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda says, “The idea for the customization on the car was to take something based on the artwork from our new album, Living Things. The 3-D figure you see on the album cover is actually a scan of Chester’s head breaking apart and fracturing, with fire underneath. We took those visual cues, and tweaked it to look cool on the Civic Si.”
Frontman Chester Bennington added, “This was some of the most complicated artwork they’ve ever done for a car on this tour, and I’m grateful that Honda let us put this much time and energy into making it look so awesome. I really hope that whoever wins it appreciates the quality of the artwork that’s on it as much as we do!” Want to own these wheels? Then enter the contest here. [Via Press Release]
System of a Down singer Serj Tankian will livestream his solo performance for the WBR Summer Concert Series today, July 13, at 1PM PT. Go here to watch. Start the weekend off on a strong foot with a little solo Serj show. [Via Press Release]
Job for a Cowboy have drafted The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie to replace bassist Nick Schendzielos for part of the upcoming, month-long Summer Slaughter tour. Turns out the bassist’s girlfriend was involved in a serious accident and he needs to be with her, forcing him to miss some of the tour.
In a statement, he said, “Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!”
McKenzie added,”I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.” We hope that she gets better soon, as well! [Via Press Release]
Faith No More covered the Jay-Z/Kanye West jam “Niggas in Paris” and we have video evidence. Mike Patton and co. certainly gave this modern hip-hop classic the FNM treatment. [YouTube]
Watch “Niggas in Paris” Video
Gentlemen, start your engines. Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree has announced the inaugural America’s Ultimate Biker competition and the booty is a custom, 2012 bike! The event will be staged at Michael Ballard’s Full Throttle Saloon during the 2012 rally, and filmed for the hit television series on Tru-TV Full Throttle Saloon. Any individual can register on Aug. 3, 4, or 5, between the hours of 1PM and 4PM. Those who qualify will move on to the competition phase that begins on Monday, Aug. 6, with a different event each day of the rally between 1 and 4. Some of these will include riding and agility events, with a focus on mechanical skills. To win, the contestants will need to exemplify in every manner that they display the traits of America’s Ultimate Biker. Following familiar biker games that progressively become more difficult, the finale will feature a cannonball run contest. Woo-hoo! The winner will be crowned at the end of the rally on Aug. 10, and handed the keys to Dupree’s custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. To pre-register or request additional information e-mail AUB@mightyloud.com. [Via Press Release]