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The Big Hurt: This week in image problems

Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2012

[mp3] Bat For Lashes cover Depeche Mode


If Natasha Khan wasn’t busy signing “What’s A Girl To Do” as she rode her bicyle getting her Donnie Darko on in BAT FOR LASHES’...
By Michael Marotta  |  February 23, 2011
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Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys | Steam Ship Killers

Fortunately for me, Walter Sickert and friends unveiled this record in 2010 instead of 1996, when it would've terrified me into a coma.
Self Released (2010)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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Interview: Max Raabe

"It was so crazy in the '20s, in the Weimar Republic. Everything was so open-minded and wide, and that is why I love that period so much."
Killer cabaret: bringing Berlin to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010
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Camera obscura

An acquired taste in French cinema, Philippe Grandrieux is an abstractionist who does narrative features, a post-punk artiste as comfortable making Marilyn Manson music videos as he is war-zone documentaries. But his three major features — which the Ha
Philippe Grandrieux's loaded minimalism
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  February 19, 2010


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Photos: Mayhem Fest 2009

Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Behemoth live.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and more live at Comcast Center, August 4, 2009
By REVEREND AARON PEPELIS AND JOE HARRINGTON  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: Mayhem Fest 2009

A mere 10 minutes after setting foot in the Comcast Center, my editor and I witness our first major act of Mayhem Fest carnage. Actually, we couldn't have missed it -- it was aimed directly at us.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, et al | August 4, 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield
By MICHELLE ABBASCIANO  |  August 14, 2009

Video: Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, and other highlights from Mayhem Fest 2009


SLAYER: SOUTH OF HEAVEN (Mayhem Fest Boston 2009) Ahhh, metal. It's been a while since we checked in with our long-haired bretheren, and in the...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2009
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Mayhem Festival 2009


  Recent Twitter dispatch from the Mayhem Festival’s stop in Phoenix: “Watching Marilyn Manson perform ‘Dope Show.’ Security just put out a huge bonfire on...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009
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Review: Michael Jackson | Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

Personally, I'm fascinated by Michael Jackson, who may be the only truly deviant artist in modern pop: who would you really find scarier in a dark alley, him or Marilyn Manson?
Epic (1997)
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 03, 2009


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The Big Hurt: Parse and labor

I think music-news headlines are now officially my favorite part of pop music.
The week in unhelpful headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 19, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Wascally wappers

Lame as Marilyn Manson may be, I wouldn't wish his fans on him if he were my worst enemy.
Plus failed massacres and reverse piracy
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 29, 2009

Crossword: ''I don't got U, babe''

So I'll just stick around
So I'll just stick around
By MATT JONES  |  February 25, 2009

Crossword: ''Circular logic''


We keep going around and around.
By MATT JONES  |  December 10, 2008
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Jeffree Star | Cupcakes Taste Like Violence

Why am I listening to this pitch-corrected-to-death excrement when we should all be watching Jeffree Star's Cunt of Love (or something to that effect) on VH1?
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By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 02, 2008


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Shady neighbors

“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2008
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Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Earnest goes to camp

Hey: when the Verve play shows in America, they should start out their set with a cover of “The Freshman,” just so everyone’s like, “Wait a minute, I thought I had this shit figured out.”
Plus baby comes from Clay and Bizkit defects to Manson
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 26, 2008
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A night in Guantánamo

I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2008
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Carnival of the absurd

“War-time full-frontal drugs, sex-tank armor plate!” Exactly.
Marilyn Manson at the Orpheum Theatre, January 26, 2008
By VICTORIA WELCH  |  January 29, 2008


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Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008
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Dax Riggs

One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 13, 2007
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Devilution

There’s an interesting moment in the new memoir by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, when the author finds himself on tour with Danzig and Marilyn Manson.
Glenn Danzig reveals his Lost Tracks
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2007
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Not better off dead

Three years ago, London’s Art Brut debuted with a punk-rock song called “Formed a Band.”
Art Brut find their way in the post-punk world
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 12, 2007
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Mr. Lonely

Marilyn Manson’s Eat Me, Drink Me is the first record in that’s made me want to hang out with the guy rather than gawk at him from afar.
Marilyn Manson goes deep
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 12, 2007


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Nine-inch-nailed

The sticker that adorns the cover of the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero , promises “16 noisy new songs.” Really?
Trent Reznor fights to reinvent himself
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 25, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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After school special

Scary Monsters looked like skinny monsters.
Scary Monsters + Perennials, Great Scott, March 20, 2007
By ELLEE DEAN  |  March 21, 2007
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Real women do burlesque

The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 17, 2007