Happy Halloween: Here's an officially licensed dildo with Marilyn Manson's face painted on it

You know how it is: It’s late October, the jack-o-lanterns are out, and you’re looking for extra places around the house to get all spookied up. Cobwebs in the bathroom? Check. Skeletons in the closet? On point. But what about the top drawer in your nightstand? You know the one we mean; the one you’re always terrified…

Here’s how a study about Smiths fans being neurotic helped elect Trump

In what’s either a chilling demonstration of the predictive power of data mining or a totally obvious conclusion you didn’t have to pillage the social-media accounts of thousands of people to find out, Pitchfork reports on a 2015 study from Stanford University and Cambridge University’s Psychometrics Center that…

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to freak everybody out with spooky new tour

The world is getting a little too stuffy and—ugh—normal these days, as fewer and fewer people are going out in public with scary face paint and dirty black hoodies covered in skulls, so Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are going on tour together to give everyone’s conservative moms a much-needed scare. As announced in a…

Marilyn Manson tries to justify pulling out a fake rifle onstage in San Bernardino

Sunday night, in his first concert since a falling prop broke his leg, Marilyn Manson tried out stretch out his old “freak out your parents” muscles by taking out a fake rifle and pointing it at the audience. This comes from Variety, which says the gun had a microphone on it and was “obviously fake,” but the realness…

Ex-Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez offers weak statement in response to rape allegations

Earlier this week, Marilyn Manson acted quickly and definitively in response to allegations of sexual assault against his longtime band member Twiggy Ramirez (né Jeordie White). In short: Last Friday, a fellow musician, Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams, came forward to accuse White of sexual assault, describing…

Marilyn Manson fires long-time band member accused of sexual assault

Last Friday, we reported on accusations of domestic abuse and sexual assault levied against Jeordie White—a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, the long-time bass player for Marilyn Manson’s band—by Jack Off Jill singer Jessica Addams. Addams’ account described a long-standing pattern of emotional and physical abuse on White’s part…

Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams accuses Marilyn Manson's long-time bassist of rape

Pitchfork reports that Jeordie White—a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, the longtime bassist for Marilyn Manson—has been accused of rape by Jessicka Addams, lead singer of riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill. Addams—whose band has had a long professional and personal association with Manson—wrote a long post to her Facebook wall today,…

A titanic, bittersweet symphony: 35 pop-culture windows into 1997

Two years after warring electronics companies competing to develop high-capacity CDs declared a truce, their compromise format, the DVD, first went on sale in the U.S. in March of 1997. (Twister, The Mask, GoodFellas, and The Road Warrior were among the first batch of titles.) DVDs didn’t hit major retail chains like…

Lost Highway put David Lynch onto America’s car stereos

If Twin Peaks brought David Lynch into America’s living rooms, then Lost Highway put him on America’s car stereos. The film itself is a heady mindfuck of a neo-noir tale structured around the idea of a Möbius strip, a reassurance that network TV had not impeded Lynch’s ability to dive into the deeper, darker waters of…

Robert De Niro meets Marilyn Manson in the trailer for HBO’s Wizard Of Lies

The trailer for The Wizard Of Lies might give you a sweet pang of nostalgia, and not just for smoking cigarettes in the back of your friend’s shitty Honda while Marilyn Manson played in the background. HBO Film’s latest prestige TV movie centers on the case of Bernie Madoff, the disgraced former stockbroker who pled…