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MARILYN MANSON Joins Kris Kristofferson On Stage: Loudwire
File this under the Unlikely Collaboration of the Day: Marilyn Manson joined actor and country icon Kris Kristofferson onstage in LA over the weekend. Also on stage were Tanya Tucker, Shooter Jennings and Dennis Quaid, and they all did a rendition of Kristofferson’s song “Why Me.” Manson later posted a photo with the singer on Instagram and called the experience “an honor.”
This actually isn’t his first foray into country music, though; Manson worked with Shooter Jennings in the past, covering “Cat People” in honor of David Bowie shortly after his passing.
JIMI HENDRIX Film to Screen Worldwide: Rolling Stone
The film Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, which documents his July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, will be screened in select movie theaters around the world starting January 31st. The film premiered in 2015, and was accompanied by a 16-track live album, but this is its first large-scale theatrical run. Along with footage of Hendrix’s festival set, Electric Church also shows interviews with Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Kirk Hammett, and more.
Tony Iommi to Attend Birmingham Ceremony Honoring BLACK SABBATH: WMMR.com
Black Sabbath’s hometown of Birmingham, England is set to honor the band next month, and Tony Iommi confirmed that he will be in attendance. In a video on Facebook, he said he’ll be at the ceremony on February 9th that will see a bridge named in honor of Sabbath. He comments: “I have to say, Black Sabbath fans are absolutely amazing – and I can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given us over the years… Unfortunately, Bill, Ozzy and Geezer… do have other commitments. But if you don’t mind putting up with me, I’ll be there!”