311 most definitely underscored its cannabis-friendly, mellow, laid-back facet, as more intense tracks were largely set aside. Yet again, though, 311 put on a top-notch, electric live show that few bands could touch.
For those few fans who weren't able to attend Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in London, there is indeed good news. Celebration Day, a film of the concert, will hit various cinemas soon. Check dates at your local theatre.
Gore Vidal, 1925-2012. A great man of letters, Gore Vidal has died. Mr. Vidal was a public figure a la Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, and perhaps Christopher Hitchens. Moreover, he wrote about 25 novels. Nonetheless, he was truly remembered for calling William F. Buckley Jr. a "crypto-Nazi" during a 1968 televised debate.
Marilyn Manson releases his eighth full-length studio LP, Born Villain, on 1 May in the United States. Manson will promote the album by playing shows mainly in the East and Midwest, but also three dates in Texas. In addition, a blood-soaked, Titus Andronicus-indebted video has been produced for the initial single, “No Reflection".