Manson Has Swine Flu, Green Day Fight Climate Change and Foo’s Confirm Greatest Hits Release Date…
Marilyn Manson has swine flu.
“So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU,” Manson wrote on his MySpace blog on Monday.
Manson poked fun at some ex-girlfriends and specified he did not get the disease from having intercourse with a pig. Blogging…”However, the doctor said, my past choices in women have in no way contributed to me acquiring this mysterious sickness.”
“Unfortunately, I am going to survive.”
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has posted a new video clip on YouTube in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In the clip, Armstrong warns that the planet is facing a dangerous climate crisis and encourages people to take action. In the clip, Armstrong says, “We finally have people in charge who understand how important the environment is, and how real the threats are to our planet. But having a President who understands the climate crisis doesn’t mean we’ve won . . . we need to make our voices heard. We know what the problems are, and we know what needs to be done. Go to greendaynrdc.com and be a part of the solution.”
At the website, fans are encouraged to make their own videos, with the creators of the five best winning a pair of drumsticks used by Green Day’s Tre Cool on tour.
Foo Fighters have unveiled the track listing and other details for their upcoming collection, Greatest Hits, due out on November 3rd. The 16-track set will come in both a standard edition and a deluxe version, with the latter containing a DVD and a 28-page book featuring never-before-seen photos from throughout the band’s history. The DVD will include a series of the band’s classic music videos as well as live performances filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium and Hyde Park, as well as on the group’s acoustic Skin & Bones tour. The set will also be available on collector’s 180-gram vinyl.
Greatest Hits will feature two new songs, “Word Forward” and “Wheels.” Both were newly recorded for this release, with the latter heading shortly to rock radio and video outlets.