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Marilyn Manson Cast in Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

The dark prince of industrial metal has announced he will be acting in the upcoming mini-series based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand.

 

 

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Cover for Stephen King’s Novel | Image via Amazon

 

Marilyn Manson will be been busy on tour this summer, but not busy enough to neglecr his acting career. While interviewing with music and culture magazine Revolver, he not only discussed the “Twins Of Evil” tour, but also revealed his part in the adapted mini-series.

 

[Country rocker Shooter Jennings] and I also did a cover of “The End” by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in. I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things.

 

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The article continues focusing on the tour and Manson’s music and experience. Sadly, Manson’s role is unknown, though it won’t be the first time the singer, songwriter, and producer, has acted before.

 

Marilyn Manson has had roles in a number of television series such as Eastbound & DownOnce Upon A Time, and more recently Sons Of Anarchy. Manson has also done a great deal of work on the soundtracks for television as well as films – e.g., Luther, Preacher, The Matrix, and John Wick. For The Stand, it looks as though Manson will be combining his acting with helping to make the soundtrack.

 

 

 

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Glastonbury Music Festival Founders Writing Tell-All Book

There’s nothing like the feeling of going to your first music festival. It’s even more fulfilling experience to organize one. The founder of the Glastonbury Festival is sharing his experience of organizing the festival in a new book.

Glastonbury 50 is a collection of stories from founder Michael Eavis and co-organizer Emily Eavis, Michael’s daughter, about the festival’s early beginnings all the way up to its current incarnation. Some stories include Michael organizing his first festival with his wife, Emily taking over as his partner after his wife dies, and the various musicians and controversies that have accompanied the event.

 

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The book will also feature contributions from popular artists like Adele, Jay-Z and Dolly Parton.

 

The news about the book was first reported by The Guardian and later covered on the festival’s Twitter.

 


When asked about the book, Emily Eavis reflected on all the joy she had while helping her father organize the event each year:

 

“With our 50th anniversary fast approaching, we felt now was the time to put all of our memories and stories together in one place. It’s been a total joy to look back through piles of old photo albums and scrapbooks and to reflect upon what it meant at the time, and the incredible evolution of the event.”

 

Glastonbury 50 will be published in October.

 

 

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New Leonard Cohen Documentary Reflects on One of His Main Song Inspirations

On May 22nd, a new trailer was revealed for a new documentary called Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love. The film is about Leonard Cohen, his reflection on love, and his many relationships with women.

More specifically, the film takes a detailed look at the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. Ihlen was the inspiration for many of Cohen’s classics, such as “When trying to learn some things about love,” and “So Long, Marianne”. Although the couple were not always together, their strong friendship throughout many years allowed them to maintain a special bond.

 

 

Directed by Nick Broomfield, the film features footage that has never been seen before, and has conversations with various people who knew both Ihlen and Cohen.

Though Cohen’s story has been told before, Broomfield nevertheless relates it entertainingly” said Dennis Harvey, in a review by Variety. “…mixing vintage concert excerpts and behind-the-scenes glimpses with the reminiscences of close friends and colleagues.”

The film seemingly shows the power of love and the impact it has on a writer, and how an artist can be moved and inspired by the competence of a relationship.

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love hits select US theaters on July 5th.

 

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Prince’s Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Coming in October

An exciting, if bittersweet piece of news comes in the form of the release if Prince’s unfinished memoir, which, according to The Guardian, has finally received a release date. Random House has that the memoir, entitled The Beautiful Ones, will be released on 29th October. An epic volume, the memoir will span from Prince’s childhood to his final days. It will contain Prince’s incomplete manuscript, along with personal photos, scrapbooks, and lyrics. Prince originally announced the book in 2016, saying the starting point for the book was his first memory and continuing onwards from there. Prince managed to complete fifty handwritten pages before he died of a fatal overdose, just weeks after the announcement of the book.

 

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The book will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring, who was originally slated to collaborate with Prince on The Beautiful Ones. The book has been called a beautiful tribute to Prince’s life, touching on what made him so beloved to his fanbase and a cultural icon. The book will be deeply personal and will touch on everything it can in Prince’s long career/life.

 

 

 

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Camila Cabello to Star in ‘Cinderella’ Adaptation

If you are one of the few that think we don’t need another Cinderella adaptation, I hope this will convince you otherwise. Cuban-American singer, Camila Cabello, is preparing for her acting debut in Sony’s adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.

The Fifth Harmony alumna made her big break with her hit ‘Havana’, the hit song off her album Camila, which released in 2018. As her first single ‘Havana’ stole the charts and became the most streamed song by a female artist. As part of the cast, she will also be assisting in the music creation.

 

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Over the past many years, Cinderella retellings and adaptations have been popular in both literature and film. In 2017 we saw the release of My Fairy God Mother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson, which put a very modern spin on the classic. Cinder, a more popular release, written by Marissa Meyer, takes a more fantastical approach to the story. I know, what could be more of a fantasy than a fairy god mother and mice that turn into horses? Well, Cinderella is a robot. Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella took the story back to its roots, minus Disney’s musical numbers, while Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella featured favorite artists Brandy and Whitney Houston.

 

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Of course, with a new adaptation comes the very important question: what will be different? This particular adaptation was thought up by late night show host, James Corden. You may know him from Carpool Karaoke, which Cabello appeared on in 2017. The story is said to be a modern take on the classic, but further plot details are being held tight.

 

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Working with Cabello and Corden on the project are Leo Pearlman and Kay Cannon. Pearlman has worked with Corden for years at Fulwell 73, but is more popular with his documentaries, such as The Class of ’92. Fans will know Cannon from her work on blockbusters like Pitch Perfect and Blockers. The line-up of comedic writers combined with Cabello’s tunes is sure to make it a box office hit. What we do know is that the project is on the fast-track to production, so we are hoping for more news soon.

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