For the first time in their careers, shock rock meets horror rock with the planned tour of duel headliners Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. They promise an experience full of debauchery, ghoulish images, and an overall full-out assault on all the senses. To make the tour more sinister, Korn’s Jonathan Davis will support the two acts with his live DJ set as an opener. The Twins of Evil Tour kicks off in September and will make its way to the Allstate Arena in Chicago October 11th. In a statement about the tour, Manson said people better “hide all the drugs and firearms,” he’s coming to town. I guess Manson won’t have to worry about the guns being hidden in Chicago, ‘cuz there’s a downright ban on taking firearms outside the house.
Blythe saga continues
As the story of Randy Blythe continues to drag on, fans and supporters of the Lamb of God front man are planning a vigil/rally outside the US Supreme Court Sunday July 22nd. Blythe remains in a Prague jail after being arrested several weeks ago on possible manslaughter charges in a case where a fan jumped up on stage and was thrown off. The fan died several weeks after that 2010 incident. It’s reported that there is another hearing for Blythe this Thursday. We’ll definitely keep you posted.
Sound curfew in London
Oh, and I try not to report on Bruce Springsteen, but he had his mic shut off in Hyde Park, London, Saturday night. Springsteen and Paul McCartney were jamming out and they were finishing up with “Twist and Shout” and the police shut ‘em down. Apparently the Mayor of London has a direct pipeline to Springfield Mayor Mike Houston’s office, because it’s reported the mics were shut off due to a sound curfew.
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