Rock News You Should Know 02-Sept.-2011
Marilyn Manson, Shia LeBeouf Unveil New Video Collaboration
Marilyn Manson is helping Shia LaBeouf make the move from summer blockbusters to shock rock music videos. Manson recently unveiled his clip for the new song “Born Villain,” which was directed by the “Transformers” star. LaBeouf tells MTV News he’s always been intrigued by the rocker, adding that Manson was the “scariest thing in the world” to him as a teenager. LaBeouf says he met the singer at a Kills concert. Once he showed him some of his previous directorial work, Manson freaked out and decided they had to work together. But the results are far from a “Transformers” spin-off. Instead, the “Born Villain” clip is populated with violent adult images including unsanitary medical procedures, limb removal, nude haircuts and plenty of blood. However, LaBeouf says it had its roots in fine art and calls it Manson’s attempt at a “macabre ‘Macbeth.’”
“Born Villain” is expected to be part of Marilyn Manson’s still-untitiled eighth album. There’s still no release date set for the record, but it’s reportedly due out sometime this year.
Music on TV
Andy Grammer is the musical guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
One Eskimo performs on a repeat episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”
Tonight’s repeat episode of “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC features a performance from Mona.