ROCK NEWS REPORT 28 MAR 18

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MARILYN MANSON SHARES NEW VIDEO STARRING COURTNEY LOVE

Marilyn Manson has shared a new music video for the song “Tattooed In Reverse” which features an appearance from Courtney Love. As the clip begins, a young woman is seen struggling on an operating table until she's given anesthesia. But then she's plagued by visions of faceless characters closing in on her as they dance to the song. Meanwhile, a cast of nefarious medical practitioners, including a nurse played by Love, observe her frantic yet induced state.

  • “Tattooed In Reverse” is the fourth song from Manson's latest album, Heaven Upside Down, to be made into a video. It follows "We Know Where You F**king Live," "Kill4Me" and "Say10."
  • The latter two videos also starred actor Johnny Depp, a good friend of Manson.
  • Manson and Rob Zombie will co-headline the "Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour" this summer, starting July 11th in Detroit and wrapping up on August 29th in Irvine, California.

BLINK-182 BASSIST PLEADS WITH BASS PLAYERS TO STOP LOOKING BORED

Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus stars in a College Humor clip in which he addresses a crowd of bass players at the annual bassist convention, saying, "We have to talk about 'the problem.' We have to stop looking so bored onstage when we play." Hoppus makes his point by displaying a photo of the late Who bassist John Entwistle looking not so thrilled to be onstage, asking, "Does he even know that he's in The Who?!"

  • Hoppus cites bass players like Red Hot Chili Peppers icon Flea and Primus founder Les Claypool as exceptions to the rule.
  • Hoppus cites some common "mistakes" that bored bass players make, including talking to your drummer during the show and glancing at your phone. But he also makes some helpful suggestions on moving about the stage to keep things lively and how to draw attention to the bass player.
  • Hoppus will get a chance to look excited onstage when Blink begins its previously announced 16-date residency at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
  • Dubbed "Kings of the Weekend," the run will begin May 26th and take place on select weekends through November 17th.

Story source: Ultimate Guitar

FAST FACTS:

  • Blink-182 has kept a low profile since wrapping up its 2017 tour in support of 2016's California, the band's first album without founding guitarist Tom DeLonge.
  • With Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba replacing DeLonge, the album hit Number One on the Billboard 200 and the group proved to be one of last year's most popular touring attractions. A new album is reportedly in the works.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the Hoppus video (warning - explicit language):

Why Do Bassists Always Look Bored?

The Blink 182 front man teaches the delicate art of giving a sh*t

Posted by CollegeHumor on Sunday, March 25, 2018

ACE FREHLEY TO JOIN GENE SIMMONS ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA

Gene Simmons announced that Kiss co-founder will tour with him when his Gene Simmons Band hits Australia in August and September. Simmons will play four shows, making stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Simmons announced Frehley's appearance with his band during a Manhattan "Gene Simmons Vault" event in which Peter Criss made a cameo. Simmons is including various former members of Kiss at the high-priced "Vault" performances, having previously appeared with Frehley, Bruce Kulick, and Eric Singer -- with long-estranged guitarist Vinnie Vincent set to appear at the April 14th Nashville appearance.

Ultimate Classic Rock reported: "Simmons is staging a progression round the U.S., personally delivering the limited-edition collections to buyers. The set, including attendance at a 'Vault' event, cost $2,000, with the most expensive version retailing for $50,000."

  • The Gene Simmons Band next performs on May 2nd in Clear Lake, Iowa at the Surf Ballroom & Museum.

READ: Full Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley story: http://bit.ly/2IYahZh

SIDE NOTES

  • Back in June, Gene Simmons revealed during a radio interview that he had recently teamed up with Ace Frehley for the Kiss co-founder's upcoming album. Simmons and Frehley, who have had a prickly relationship over the decades, actually co-wrote not one, but two tracks for Ace's still untitled set.
  • Blabbermouth quoted Simmons as saying, "Literally two days ago I was with Ace, who's not in the band -- he used to be in the band three different times -- and we wrote two songs. He asked me to write for his next solo record. So I went over to his place, way out in the desert some place, and we wrote two things."
  • There's no word yet as to when the new songs will see the light of day.

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