According to The Pulse Of Radio, Marilyn Manson is joining the cast of the hit ABC TV series "Once Upon A Time". Manson will provide the voice for The Shadow, a being which was first seen at the end of the show's second season and has already appeared in the recently started third year. Manson will make his debut on the season's eighth episode, scheduled to air in mid-November.
Show creators and executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz said in a statement, "We've always been enormous fans of Marilyn Manson. We wanted to cast someone with the vocal ability to make our skin crawl."
The show takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which its residents are actually characters from various fairy tales that were transported to the "real world" town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse. The Shadow is a mysterious being that kidnaps young children from their beds to take them back to the fantasy realm of Neverland and steal their souls.
The main storyline of the third season involves the cast traveling to Neverland to search for the character of Henry Mills, who has been snatched by an evil version of Peter Pan. Manson has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows before, most recently on the Showtime series "Californication" — where he played himself — and the Sundance Channel program "Wrong Cops".
He has spent most of the past year touring behind his 2012 album, "Born Villain".
Matt Bellamy Talks "Unsettling" Digital Quality of Muse's Ultra-High-Def Concert Film; Reveals Plans for Next Album
Muse is set to unleash their first-ever concert film shot in 4K ultra-high-definition, Muse -- Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, in theaters next month. As the title reveals, the movie documents the band’s performance at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on July 6. Frontman Matt Bellamy says he’s impressed by the film’s picture quality, but says it's so detailed, it can be distracting at times.
"It's so much more noticeably sharper that it's almost unsettling at first," he tells Billboard. "You see the sort of big panning [shot] across the audience and your eyes are drawn to the details of so many people's heads and what they're wearing."
While the band is still out on the road touring their latest album, The 2nd Law, Bellamy says the guys plan to head back into the studio soon to work on their next release. "Early next year I think we'll probably take a break for a few months and at some point next year we'll start writing new music," he reveals. "I think if everyone is up for it, we'll start recording music sometime next year."
Advance screenings of Muse -- Live at Rome Olympic Stadium will be held in 20 cities on November 5, while the film will arrive in theaters worldwide on November 6. Visit Film.Muse.mu to find a screening at a theater near you.
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Win Prizes for Expressing Your Love of Korn’s “Never Never”
Korn is offering you the chance to win some cool prizes by promoting “Never Never,” the first single from the group’s recently released album, The Paradigm Shift.
The group has partnered with Gigg for a new contest where fans can show their love of the track by sharing its lyrics, and adding creative hashtags which express their thoughts about its meaning. To enter the competition you’ll need to post your entry via the Gigg mobile app, which is available for free on iTunes and the Android Market.
"People love to express themselves with music," says Gigg CEO Scott Warner in a statement. "This contest will give Korn fans a great way to add their own style to the song, while introducing a whole new group of fans to the band's unique and amazing talent. I'm a big fan of Korn and excited to see all the creative posts that will show up this week in our app."
The winner of the contest will receive two tickets to a Korn concert of their choice, a signed deluxe edition of The Paradigm Shift, a merchandise pack featuring posters and stickers, plus a ten-minute Skype call with a member of the band.
Submissions for the contest are open from now until November 15. Check out the particulars at Gigg.com.
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Motörhead Showcase Live Performances, Monstrous Animation in "Heartbreaker" Video
Motörhead profiles a number of their recent live performances in the new video for "Heartbreaker," a cut from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock.
The nearly four-minute clip, which can be viewed at RollingStone.com, features footage of the band’s set at the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, a 2010 concert in Manchester, and several 2011 festival appearances. The video also includes some animated scenes featuring a variety of monsters, which were created from sketch art drawn by frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Aftershock features 14 tracks, and will arrive at all the usual outlets on October 22. You can check out a stream of every song from the forthcoming release on Yahoo! Music.
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Volbeat Previews Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Tour Edition DVD with “The Nameless One" Video
Volbeat is sharing some footage from their upcoming live DVD, which will be included in the upcoming Tour Edition of their latest album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The band has released a new video excerpt that features a performance of “The Nameless One,” which was recorded during their recent set at the Rock'n'heim festival in Germany. Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Tour Edition will arrive in stores on November 5. While a full track list has yet to be revealed for the live disc, the band has said fans can expect to see performances of "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" and "Heaven nor Hell" from Rock'n'heim, as well as "Lola Montez" and "Cape of Our Hero" from their set at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. The release also includes a CD of the album’s original tracks, along with a number of bonus tracks.
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Take Guitar Lessons from Stone Sour’s Josh Rand
How cool would it be to have Stone Sour’s Josh Rand as your guitar teacher? Now you can, thanks to the latest installment of Fret 12’s DVD series, The Sound and the Story.
Rand will be offering more than 55 lessons in the new release, including a variety of warm-ups and exercises designed to improve lead playing, music theory and guitar tutorials, as well as step-by-step instruction for how to play seven of the band’s biggest hits. The DVD also includes new interviews with two of his Stone Sour band mates: frontman Corey Taylor and drummer Roy Mayorga.
Rand’s edition of The Sound and the Story will be available starting on October 22. You can pre-order the DVD now at Fret12.com.