Marilyn Manson: “I coined the term ‘grunge'”

Marilyn Manson has claimed that he is responsible for inventing the term “grunge”.

The rocker says that he coined phrase when he was working as a music journalist and reviewing Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’.

He said: “I hated rock’n’roll when I started. It was on the cusp of grunge and a lot of bands that I used to call ‘commonist rock’ because everyone wanted to be like the common man with the flannel shirts and Pearl Jam and their fight against Ticketmaster and all this horse s–t. Nirvana was different. That was one of the bands I covered first as a journalist and I’m just going to go ahead and say I coined the term ‘grunge’ in a review of ‘Bleach’. You’re welcome.”

Nikki Sixx Would Turn Down Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx would turn down Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx said he would decline an invitation from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if they would get nominated. He said the hall “has lost touch with art, songwriting, lyrics and influential music.”

Sixx posted on Facebook it is the one award he does look forward to.

Motley Crue has been eligible for the hall since 2006.

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Battled Lung Cancer

Former AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young battled cancer— and had a pacemaker inserted

Former AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young had lung cancer while the band was finishing their 2008 tour for the album, “Black Ice.” The cancer was caught early and he had surgery to remove the cancer.

A short time later Young had a pacemaker inserted because of a heart condition.

Young had to leave the band last year due to dementia. He wasn’t able to contribute to their latest album, “Rock Or Bust.”

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Marilyn Manson shares new song off upcoming album “The Pale Emperor”

Marilyn Manson shared a new song “Cupid Carries a Gun” which will be on his upcoming album “The Pale Emperor.”

Part of the song was used in the opening credits for the show “Salem” last year.

Manson said it was the last song he finished for the album and is about the Salem Witch Trials.

The song can be heard on his Facebook page.

“The Pale Emperor” comes out January 20th.

ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ALBUM

Rob Zombie took to Facebook to announce a new live album called Spookshow International Live which will be out soon. Here’s his announcement:

He also posted the tracklist:

1 – “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy”
2 – “Superbeast”
3 – “Living Dead Girl”
4 – “Dead City Radio”
5 – “Drum Solo”
6 – “More Human Than Human”
7 – “Sick Bubblegum”
8 – “House of 1000 Corpses”
9 – “Meet The Creeper”
10 – “Never Gonna Stop”
11 – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Ramones cover)
12 – “Thunderkiss ’65″
13 – “Jesus Frankenstein”
14 – “We’re An American Band” (Grand Funk Railroad cover)
15 – “Dragula”
16 – “Demonoid Phenomenon”
17 – “Pussy Liqour”
18 – “Demon Speeding”
19 – “Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga”

DAVE GROHL EXPLAINS SONGWRITING PROCESS BEHIND “SONIC HIGHWAYS”

Foo Fighters played on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” a couple weeks ago and sat down before the show to discuss their songwriting process for their new album Sonic Highways. He then goes on to explain the meaning behind “I Am A River” specifically, which they went on to play later in the show. Check out that performance here.

GHOST B.C. TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015

Ghost B.C. revealed on Facebook earlier this week that they plan to release a follow up to their 2013 album Infestissumam in 2015.

Here’s what they said on Facebook.

UNHEARD DIMEBAG DARRELL SONG “WHISKEY ROAD” AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

Guitar World Magazine’s February issue is a huge tribute to Dimebag Darrell and in addition to the tribute, they have also made a never-before-heard song “Whiskey Road” available for streaming.

The song features Dimebag on both vocals and all the instruments. The song was recorded in 2001 during Pantera’s last tour outing.

Listen to the song here.