Murderdolls is an American rock band formed in 2002. The band line-up consists of Wednesday 13, Joey Jordison, Acey Slade, Eric Griffin and Ben Graves (Tripp Eisen of former Static-x fame was also in the band for a time, we'll get to that in a bit). Some consider the Murderdolls history to go back as far as 1994 to a Des Moines, Iowa based band Joey Jordison played in, named The Rejects, which was fronted by vocalist Dizzy Draztik. The sound of the band was somewhat comparable to what the Murderdolls would later develop, minus the horror themed lyrics. The Rejects split up as Jordison's "other band" Slipknot were signed to a major label. Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls is the debut album of rock band Murderdolls released in 2002. While a member of Static-X, Eisen was arrested on February 10, 2005 on a felony "crimes against children" charge in Orange County, California for having sexual intercourse with an underage girl. He was released on bail after only a few hours in custody. Just two weeks later, on February 24, 2005, Eisen was arrested again in California by New Jersey detectives for the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl from Sayreville, New Jersey. New Jersey State Police alleged that Eisen posed as his own impersonator on the Internet and lured the girl starting in October 2004 and culminating with consensual sex on January 7, 2005. On June 24, 2005, Eisen pleaded guilty to the February 10 California charges of having sex with a minor and was sentenced to a year in California prison. After spending late February to late September 2005 in California prison, Eisen was released and due for an October 7, 2005 arraignment in New Jersey on the February 24 charges. Murderdolls performed two tracks, "197666" and "Dead In Hollywood", on the WB show, Dawson's Creek. Watch closely for a short cameo appearance by Marilyn Manson, Jordison also appeared briefly in the 'Tainted Love' video.
Drain STH (written both sth and STH, for Stockholm) was a melodic metal band from Sweden. They were greatly influenced by the Seattle grunge metal band Alice in Chains. Noted today for their Seattle/Grunge sound, Stockholm all female quartet Drain have undergone many direction changes in both musical style and image. Guitarist Flavia Canel and drummer Martina Axen have been together in many acts starting with punk band Livin' Sacrifice (Not confuse with the thrash metal band with the same name). As this act progressed the sound developed into more of a Hard Rock vein. As the band then veered into more of a mainstream Pop direction Axen, Calen and vocalist Malin Ekholm quit * Maria Sjöholm married Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and is now retired from music. * Martina Axén sang in Snake River Conspiracy and is now recording a solo album. * Flavia Canel, after stints with Anotherday, is now in Blowsight. * Anna Kjellberg is now in Revolting Cocks.
Tony Royster Jr. (Born in Berlin, Germany, 1984, is a 'child prodigy' drummer, although he is currently 22, at the time of this video, taken at the 1995 Guitar Center National Drum-Off competition in Hollywood, he is only 12, he won first place in this competition this
Chris Isaak (born June 26, 1956 as Christopher Joseph Isaak) is an indie rock, pop, and rock and roll singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. "Wicked Game" is a song that was originally released in 1989. It can be found on his Heart Shaped World album. Despite being released in 1989, it didn't become a hit until January of 1991, when it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics have many interpretations: "What a wicked game to play, to make me feel this way / What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you"; The "wicked game" is played by a woman who appears to have tricked the singer into loving her, or a woman so captivating that the singer falls in love with her even though he wishes not to (love is itself a "wicked game"). The popular music video directed by Herb Ritts featured top model Helena Christensen rolling on the beach with Isaak. Christensen was topless through most of the video, although clever camera angles concealed any actual nudity. Viewers still reacted to Christensen's sexually suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV's "Sexiest Video of All-Time". A previous version of the video was commissioned for the Wild at Heart soundtrack, and was directed by David Lynch. The gregorian chant -inspired music group Gregorian made a cover of the song for their album Masters of Chant III. Isaak has also appeared in numerous films, mostly playing minor cameo roles, though he starred with Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda in the 1993 Bernardo Bertolucci-directed Little Buddha, and also played a major role in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Other motion pictures include Married to the Mob (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), That Thing You Do! (1996), and A Dirty Shame (2004). He also guest-starred on the Super Bowl Sunday (1996) edition of the television sitcom Friends and on the HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon (HBO). In 2001, Chris Isaak starred in his own television show, The Chris Isaak Show. It aired from March 2001 to March 2004 in the United States on the cable television network Showtime. This adult comedy show featured Chris Isaak and his band playing themselves with the episode plots based on fictional accounts of the backstage world of Chris Isaak - the rock star next door. Isaak is also an amateur boxer, avid surfer and a former Golden Gloves champion.
Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s. The band was a pioneer in the early American punk rock and New Wave scenes. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in Australia and the United Kingdom, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of a third album in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band. Lead singer Deborah Harry achieved a level of celebrity that eclipsed other band members leading to tension within the group. Following a poorly received album, and with core member Chris Stein diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, the group disbanded in 1982. As members pursued other projects, Blondie's reputation grew over the following decade and the group reformed in 1998, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom the following year. The group toured and performed throughout the world over the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish musician, the lead vocalist of the band Garbage. In November 2006 she was named Scotland's most eligible woman in the annual list compiled by the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. In 2000, she revealed that she had the condition body dysmorphia, and used to inflict self harm as a teenager "Call Me" topped the singles charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom; it would become the band's biggest-selling single in the US, and the top seller for the entire year. The Nu-Metal band The Union Underground released a cover of the song in the early 2000s. Korean rock artist "Eve" has covered "Call Me" a few years after 2000. Eve speaks very good English, and the single is a bit more grungy and harsh than the original.
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock singer and occasional songwriter with a highly distinctive voice. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971. During the fall 1970 recording sessions for the Pearl album with The Doors and Phil Ochs producer Paul A. Rothchild, Joplin died, aged 27. Her death was caused by an overdose of heroin on October 4, 1970. The last recordings she completed were "Mercedes Benz" and a birthday greeting for John Lennon on October 1, 1970; Lennon, whose birthday was October 9, later told Dick Cavett that her taped greeting arrived at his home after her death. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. The album Pearl, released six weeks after her death, included a version of Nick Gravenites' song "Buried Alive In The Blues", which was left as an instrumental because Joplin had died before she was able to record her vocal over the backing track.
Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation is a touring program of animated films, founded, programmed and packaged by Craig "Spike" Decker and Mike Gribble in 1990. It bills itself as a home for animated pieces "too revolting or adult in nature" for other venues. The festival has also been a launching ground for budding animators, many of who have gone on to promising careers.
Daft Punk is the collective name of Paris musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). The duo are considered one of the most successful electronic music collaborations of all time, both in album sales and in critical acclaim. Daft Punk appeared with Juliette Lewis in a commercial for the The Gap (video link), and were contractually obligated to appear only in Gap clothing. Daft Punk's "Technologic" was sampled by Swizz Beatz for a Busta Rhymes song called "Touch It". In a later remix of "Touch It" the lines from "Technologic" were sung by R&B and rap artist Missy Elliott.
Jazzin' for Blue Jean was a 21-minute short film featuring David Bowie and directed by Julien Temple. It was created to promote Bowie's single "Blue Jean" in 1984. The film depicts the adventures of the socially incompetent Vic (played by Bowie) as he tries to win the affections of a beautiful girl by claiming to personally know her favorite rock star, Screaming Lord Byron (also played by Bowie). Rightfully disbelieving him, she challenges Vic to introduce her to him. They make a date for a Screaming Lord Byron show, where Vic attempts to sneak backstage to convince Mr. Screaming to come say hello to him and the girl after the show. Bowie takes the opportunity at several points in this film to poke fun at himself and his career — particularly his history of drug abuse, his relationships with groupies, and the commercialization of his music ("You conniving, randy, bogus, Oriental old queen! Your record sleeves are better than your songs!"). Kinder self-references are also present, such as the song "Warszawa" from his album Low being played backstage to soothe Mr. Screaming while he's applying his makeup. The film appears as an easter egg hidden on the Best of Bowie DVDs. It is slightly modified: in the club where the girl is watching a Screaming Lord Byron video, the screen originally showed footage of the very same concert she and Vic would later attend. On the DVD version, a different promotional video for the song is overlayed on the screen — this is also the trigger for another easter egg, which is itself that alternate video.
Merrill Beth Nisker (b. 1968; Toronto, Canada), better known as Peaches, is an electroclash artist. Her songs are mainly concerned with sex. She lives and works in Berlin. Before she became "Peaches", she was an uncertified private elementary school teacher and librarian. She plays almost all the instruments for her songs, programs her own electronic beats and produces her records. Peaches' music is preoccupied with gender identity. Her lyrics and live shows self-consciously blur the distinction between male and female; she appears on the cover of her album Fatherfucker with a full beard. She disputes accusations of "penis envy," preferring the term "hermaphrodite envy" since "there is so much male and female in us all". Nevertheless, she does not shy away from identifying herself as a sexual being, although she rejects the sanitized portrayal of women in popular music. Although she does not hold a teaching degree, she taught at private schools before her career in music. For her 2006 album, Impeach My Bush, Peaches enlisted the help of musicians JD Samson, Radio Sloan, and drummer Samantha Maloney whom she affectionalty calls the Herms. Together, Peaches and (the) Herms is a direct reference to 70's duo Peaches & Herb. Peaches and Herms was the opening act for Nine Inch Nails during the second half of their summer 2006 U.S. tour.
"Peaches" is a single by the alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. The "hook-filled" song about eating peaches from a can was the second single from their self-titled album, and reached #6 on the United States Billboard Modern Rock Charts. The band members have acknowledged that they borrowed riffs for this song from Bad Company's "Making Love".  The band has also hinted towards the fact that the entire content of the song is a subliminal reference to cunnilingus.
'Cleansing' is one of the many recorded, but few released due to legal reasons, instrumental songs by Manson done for the Resident Evil soundtrack. Although memebers of his band did contribute in minor ways to these tracks, they are considered to be his only 'solo' works. Marilyn has stated interest in releasingmore of the songs he did which were used as score for the movie, but nothing has surfaced as of yet. The clips seen in this AMV (Anime Music Video) are from the anime Blood.
Harrison was the lead guitarist of The Beatles. During the band’s phenomenally successful career, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were its main songwriters. However, Harrison generally wrote and/or sang lead on one or two songs for each album. His compositions earned him growing admiration as a considerable talent in his own right. Although he wrote some of the Beatles' best known songs, he was overshadowed by the Lennon/McCartney duo. However, as the years went on as a member of The Beatles, Harrison grew as an artist. While still a Beatle, Harrison became attracted to Indian music and Hinduism. Both would subsequently play a prominent role in Harrison’s life and music. Harrison's landmark album, All Things Must Pass, currently holds the title of the best selling album by a solo Beatle. Harrison was also a film producer and founded Handmade Films in 1979. The company's films include Monty Python’s The Life of Brian (in which he had a very minor cameo). Harrison also has a cameo role in The Beatles parody film The Rutles. During the era of Beatlemania, Harrison was characterised as the "Quiet Beatle", noted for his introspective manner and his tendency not to speak in press conferences. When a reporter asked what they did in their hotel suite between shows, Harrison told him, "We ice-skate." A turning point in Harrison's career came during an American tour in 1965, when his friend David Crosby of The Byrds introduced him to Indian classical music and the work of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. Harrison quickly became fascinated with the instrument, immersed himself in Indian music and was pivotal in popularizing the sitar in particular and Indian music in general in the West. Harrison's cancer recurred in 2001 and was found to have metastasized. Despite aggressive treatment, it was soon found to be terminal. He set about getting his affairs in order and spent his final months with his family and close friends. He also worked on songs for an album with his son Dhani, which was released after his death. During this time he was also reported to have made peace with Paul McCartney during a final emotional meeting, healing decades of hurt feelings. George Harrison died in a Hollywood Hills mansion that was once leased by Sir Paul McCartney, and was previously owned by Courtney Love. Harrison died on 29 November 2001. He was 58 years old. Harrison's death was ascribed to lung cancer that had metastasised to the brain. He was cremated and although it was widely reported that his ashes were scattered in the Ganges River, the ceremony was not conducted at the expected time. The actual disposition of the ashes has not been publicly disclosed. The minor planet 4149, discovered on 9 March 1984 by B. A. Skiff at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory, was named after George Harrison.
Lynch's films are known for their elements of surrealism, their nightmarish and dreamlike sequences, their stark and strange images, and their meticulously crafted audio. Often his work explores the seedy underside of small-town U.S.A. (e.g. Blue Velvet and the Twin Peaks television series) or sprawling metropolises (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive). Due to his peculiar style and focus on the American psyche, comedian Mel Brooks once called Lynch "Jimmy Stewart from Mars. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film and served as President of the jury at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, where he had previously won the Palme d'Or in 1990. He was also honored in 2002 by the French government with the Legion of Honor. On September 6, 2006 Lynch received a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. In 2002, Lynch created a series of online shorts entitled Dumb Land. Intentionally crude both in content and execution, the eight-episode series was later released on DVD. Lynch is notoriously evasive and cagey in interviews, and refuses to discuss the plot details and "true meanings" of his films, preferring viewers to come away with their own interpretations. None of his films released on DVD have director commentary tracks, and some (rather unusually) do not even have chapter selections. This is due, at least in part, to his belief that a film should be viewed from beginning to end without interruption or distraction. Film critic Roger Ebert has been notoriously unfavorable towards Lynch, even accusing him of misogyny in his reviews of Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. Ebert was one of few major critics to dislike Blue Velvet. In the 1980s Lynch was an admirer of Ronald Reagan and had dinner with the Reagans at the White House. Years later when someone made a disparaging comment about Nancy Reagan he spoke up and defended her. George Lucas, a fan of Eraserhead, offered Lynch the opportunity to direct Return of the Jedi, which he refused, feeling that it would be more Lucas' vision than his own.
James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (born on April 21, 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan), better known by his stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer and occasional actor. Although he has had only limited commercial success, Pop is considered one of the most important innovators of punk rock and related styles. He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames "the Godfather of Punk" and "the Rock Iguana", and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of rock. Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s band that was highly influential in the development of Heavy Metal. The Stooges became infamous for their live performances in which Pop leapt off the stage (thus inventing the "stage dive"), smeared raw meat and on one occasion peanut butter over his chest and cut himself with broken bottles. Many subsequent performers have imitated Pop’s antics. in 1992, he colaborated with the NYC industrial band White Zombie. He recorded spoken word vocals on the intro and outro of the song "Black Sunshine" as well as playing the character of a writer in the video shot for the song. He is singled out for special thanks in the liner notes of the band's album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1. In the early to middle 1990s Iggy Pop would make several guest appearances on the Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete. He played James Mecklenberg, Nona Mecklenberg's father. He also appeared as a Vorta in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Magnificent Ferengi". In 2005, he appeared, along with Madonna, Little Richard, Bootsy Collins, and The Roots' ?uestlove, in an American TV commercial for the Motorola ROKR phone.
God is in the TV brings together all of the music videos by Marilyn Manson up to 1999. Also featured is exclusive footage cut from The Dope Show video and an hour of live and backstage footage from the Rock is Dead tour. Manson stated in November 2005 that he was interested in re-releasing God Is in the TV and its predecessor Dead to the World on DVD. Nothing has surfaced so far.
GZA, aka The Genius, born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City is an American rapper and core member of the Wu-Tang Clan, having released four albums and appearing on every group album put out by the Clan, as well as many solo efforts and affiliates' albums. After Wu-Tang's hit 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), GZA signed with Geffen Records to release Liquid Swords, his second solo album (First under Wu-Tang Clan banner). Produced entirely by The RZA, the album saw immensely positive reviews from both critics and fans alike as well as selling more than 900,000 copies in the U.S. The album features a loosely based concept from the 1983 film The Shogun Assassin with GZA acting as the samurai "lyrical swordsman" of sorts and features samples from the film all throughout the album. Dark, atmospheric soundscapes complete with explosions, cracking noises and sinister soul samples are RZA's forte on the production side here as The GZA flexes his battle rap and braggadocio muscles on the mic as well as some very notable and highlight storytelling shown off the tracks "Gold" and "Killah Hills 10304". The album is considered to be one of the ten most lyrical showcases in hip-hop history.