Marilyn Manson  has reportedly been injured by a falling stage prop during a performance in New York.

The show at the Hammerstein Ballroom was cut short after the accident, with reports of the curtain dropping immediately and the lights switching off before the audience were told to leave the building. Manson was reportedly carried offstage on a stretcher.

Some attendees have written that Manson was trying to climb on the prop, a pair of giant pistols, before the they wobbled and fell on top of him.

A representative for the singer has confirmed the reports to Variety saying that, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”

Manson’s condition is not yet known.

Later this week, Manson will release his tenth studio album, ‘Heaven Upside Down’, on Loma Vista Recordings. He told NME, “this record is important in the scheme of what needs to happen and not in the ‘I need to save the world’ or ‘I give a s**t about anything other than making fun of the musicians who can’t make this record’ [way], or making my own records in the past feel bad for themselves for not being this record. I had to really outdo myself.”

Marilyn Manson hospitalised after being injured by a falling stage prop Stage Prop at NYC Show, Gig Cancelled Mid-Set

Hurricane Irma recently brough unprecedented flooding and destruction to Florida and the Gulf Coast. As the area continues to rebuild in the historic storm’s wake Revolver asked bands and artists who hail from (or are based out of) the Sunshine State to recount their Irma experiences. Below, Donald Tardy of death-metal veterans Obituary tells of his noble — and successful — efforts to rescue an abandoned kitten in the heart of the storm.

DONALD TARDY Things never go as planned. The night before the Irma was to hit, we noticed that a house in our neighborhood had a kitten outside. We offered to help trap it for the people who owned the house, but they were not willing. Since they didn’t care about this poor, little eight-week-old baby, I spent two hours with my traps set, waiting for it to come out from under their fence. By 2 A.M., I had to call it off and get home to finish preparing my place for the storm, but laying in bed that night, I knew I had to do something for this little kitten.

So, right as Hurricane Irma was on top of Florida, and just a few minutes before the brunt of the storm was set to be more or less on top of me, I went back in the pouring rain with my net and trap. I snuck up the the front bushes where I thought the kitten would be hiding. I saw it immediately, but it saw me as well, and ran from me. That was when I realized that there was something wrong with the kitten. Its back end was not working right: It had a bad limp, and its back legs didn’t seem to be working properly. I knew right then that this was a serious issue, a much bigger situation I was putting myself in, but I was not going to leave it behind — so I got deeper into the bushes until the kitten was scared enough that it tried to run from me. It came out of the thick bush; because it was either injured or sick, it was not fast enough to get under the fence, giving me my opportunity. I dove onto the driveway, netted the kitten, took it by the scruff of its neck and got it into my carrier.

At this point, the rain and wind were picking up. The trees were beginning to blow sideways. I had to make that decision to go straight home with the kitten, and I put it in a cage ’til the storm passed. I still didn’t know if it was sick or injured — and if so, to what extent — so I drove to my local emergency vet, with whom we have worked very closely with for the past 12 years. They were kind enough to examine the kitten to determine what was wrong. I am pretty experienced with assessing these types of things, and I had a feeling it was either FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) or trauma. After telling the vet what I saw and thought, I remained in the examining room while the doctor checked out the kitten. She immediately noticed the kitten had no feeling in its tail, and limited mobility in its back legs. It — or rather she, it was a little female — was partially paralyzed in her back end, likely from getting hit by a car, or a human.

I surrendered the kitten to the vet so they could assess how bad her injury was, and determine if there was a chance for this little girl. The next day, we recieved good news: The vets had decided to give her a fighting chance and put her through rehab. Sadly, her tail had to be amputated, but she will nonetheless be fixed, vaccinated and entered into an adoption program to find a forever home as a special needs pet. It probably wasn’t my smartest or safest decision I’ve ever made, being outside during a hurricane, but I wasn’t going to ignore the situation, or leave that baby behind.

OBITUARY DRUMMER BRAVES HURRICANE IRMA’S WRATH TO SAVE INJURED KITTEN

Something sinister is afoot in suburbia and Marilyn Manson is right at the center of it in his new video for the song “WE KNOW WHERE YOU F–KING LIVE.”

The clip from directors Bill Yukich and Perou offers a parental warning at the beginning and for good reason as Manson pushes the buttons with graphic violence and some sexual content. The video opens with a group of nuns in full habit walking the streets of a seemingly serene neighborhood as an eclipse begins. But something is amiss with these sisters, as the camera pulls back to reveal they’re sporting stilettos. As they near their destination, they doff their robes for something a little more sexy and whip out some impressive weaponry.

All mayhem breaks loose as Manson arrives in a limo, packing heat himself, as he joins the ladies as they make their presence known by obliterating a van on the street, leaving a fiery greeting card. As the scene descends into darkness, Manson and his cohorts begin to terrorize the neighborhood.

Manson recently told us in an exclusive interview, “It has nuns and guns in a home invasion scenario. The same week that we were filming it, two girls in Pennsylvania that dressed as nuns tried to rob a bank and failed. Coincidence? Promotion? I don’t know. It wasn’t my idea to promote it that way. [Laughs]”

He continued, “I’m astonished already that a record label put [the song] out as the first single and paid for a video. The video, I watched last night with someone I’ve known for a very long time. The look on her face was very confusing because I couldn’t tell if she was going to cry or not. She said, ‘I’m worried that you’re going to get killed or that every girl is going to want to f—k you.’ I said, ‘That’s exactly what I was trying to accomplish.’”

“WE KNOW WHERE YOU F–KING LIVE” is featured on Manson’s new album, Heaven Upside Down, which is due Oct. 6. You can pre-order the disc right here. Manson will be busy in the latter portion of 2017, hitting the road in support of the album. Dates can be found here.

Marilyn Manson Unleashes Mayhem on Serene Neighborhood in NSFW ‘WE KNOW WHERE YOU F–KING LIVE’

SLAYER has released a five-minute “fan-appreciation” video featuring footage from the band’s recently completed North American tour with LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH. Check it out below.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2015’s “Repentless” album. He said: “We do have six to eight [new] songs [partially recorded], for sure. A couple of ’em are lyrically done, a couple of ’em got leads. They were all recorded at the ‘Repentless’ sessions, so unless the lyrics change the arrangement, they don’t need to be recorded again. So all I really gotta do is write five… I don’t know… maybe four or five more songs and get a whole bunch of lyrics together. Half the work’s done for the next record, so, in my book, that’s exciting. To where ‘Repentless’ was an incredibly daunting effort, this one should be a lot more laid back.”

Asked if SLAYER has any plans or timeline on when they would like to release the next studio album, King said: “It depends on touring — getting time to rehearse, getting time to make up new stuff. We haven’t even done Australia on this run yet at all. We’re hitting Japan finally later this year. But if things go well, I’d like to record next year. But timelines change all the time.”

SLAYER‘s August 5 concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California was reportedly filmed for a forthcoming DVD.

“Repentless” was released in September 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The disc debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 50,000 equivalent album units.

Slayer

SLAYER Releases Summer 2017 North American ‘Fan Appreciation’ Video

Considering that Riot Fest has already reunited Misfits and Jawbreaker, it almost seems like the possibilities are endless on who they could reunite next — like the Sex Pistols.

That’s right: Riot Fest founder Mike Petryshyn not only, recently, tried to reunite the original Dead Kennedys lineup, but he also tried to reunite punk icons, the Sex Pistols.

“We may have had conversations,” Petryshyn says. “They don’t play very often. The last show that [the Sex Pistols really] did was in 2004. So, next year is going on 14 years.”

Close your eyes and picture one of the most iconic punk rock bands in the world reuniting in Douglas Park in front of thousands of screaming fans. There’s no way that wouldn’t end up being one of their most amazing shows ever; alas, it never happened, and according to Petryshyn, he didn’t think it was going to happen.

“So, yeah, there was [a discussion a couple years back],” he says. “Did I really think that it was going to happen that year? No. But I showed what I could offer and what I could do, and I am really happy that I was able to do that.”

But just because they didn’t reunite a couple of years back, we still have faith that maybe, someday, it could. Rise Against vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath summed up Riot Fest best: “When you see what [Riot Fest] have been able to pull off [these past few years], you realize, ‘Holy shit, the sky is the limit.’ They are going after things where people have said, ‘That’s never going to happen.'”

Riot Fest tried getting the Sex Pistols to reunite

Chicago – Reckless Records on Milwaukee Ave – 6pm Tonight. Live Q&A Event with Nine Inch Nails.

Details below.

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, New Order, and many more to play Chicago festival

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and a reunion of seminal punk band Jawbreaker top this year’s bill. Other notable acts include M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, New Order, Prophets of Rage, Paramore, Beastie Boys’ Mike D (spinning a DJ set), and TV on the Radio.

Among the other confirmed acts: Ministry, Death From Above 1979, Dinosaur Jr., Built to Spill, Peaches, Action Bronson, Vic Mensa, Hot Water Music, Liars, Shabazz Palaces, Gogol Bordello, the Mike Patton-led Dead Cross, The Cribs, Beach Slang, FIDLAR, The Hotelier, and The Orwells.

Also of note is the inclusion of Bad Brains, which marks the band’s first announced performance since it was revealed that frontman HR needed brain surgery.

As always, Riot Fest will wax nostalgic with 90’s and early aughts-era punk, ska, and emo band like New Found Glory, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Lawrence Arms, The Menzingers, Buzzcocks, Fishbone, and The Story So Far.

There are 25 acts still to be announced in May. Plus, on Thursday, April 20th, organizers will reveal which select artists will be performing their seminal albums in full.

General admission and VIP passes go on sale today at Noon CST through the festival’s website.

Nine Inch Nails – Less Than

Live Q & A With Nine Inch Nails Tonight!

Science says you need to get in the pit

Music journalists will have to find another scapegoat for their cynicism and general grumpitude. Turns out that most folks who regularly attend concerts report feeling happier about their lives overall, according to a new study out of Australia.

The study from researchers at Victoria’s Deakin University surveyed 1,000 Australians and found that those who attended any sort of communal musical experience, whether that be Big Day Out or just a night out dancing — reported higher levels of satisfaction with their lives.

The study also specifically found that the communal aspect was the important part, as regularly listening to music alone did not cause the same effect on “social wellbeing”. After all, science has already told us that people who like to drop the needle on Get Lonely are, well, lonely.

Oddly enough, this effect doesn’t seem to be shared among the people making the music. In fact, they tend to live much shorter lives. But for those of us who aren’t musicians and are feeling a little blue, maybe a move to one of these cities is in order.

Going to concerts regularly leads to a happier life, according to a new study