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…

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,…

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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…