4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of February 19th

Actor and comedian Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of harassment and making racist comments. In a series of recent tweets, Yi writes about an alleged instance that occurred while filming the medical drama House, which she was a part of for the show’s final season.



“On the last season of ‘House,’ [Manson] came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a Chinaman,”. “I genuinely hope he gets help.”

Marilyn Manson cut short a concert at the Paramount in Huntington, New York after displaying “bizarre” onstage behaviour, including a rambling freestyle jam and repeated demands for applause, according to multiple reports.



Fan-shot videos show the 49-year-old shock rocker with his back to the crowd, delivered a half-mumbled, half-sung monologue as his band plays an aimless extended blues jam. By the end of the show, local paper Newsday reports, the crowd was chanting, “Refund! Refund!”

As the Smashing Pumpkins’ official countdown timer expired on their website, the band announced an extensive reunion tour with stops in 34 U.S. cities, plus Montreal and Toronto. The reunion lineup features original members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, plus Jeff Schroeder; notably, it does not include D’arcy Wretzky, a decision that’s fueled a public feud between Wretzky and Corgan in recent weeks.

Tickets to the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour go on sale February 23. See the full schedule in the video announcement in our music news page, starring present-day versions of Siamese Dream cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts.


To mark the 45th anniversary of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane, English imprint Parlophone will be reissuing the album on silver vinyl this April 20. The album’s limited-edition remaster—which comes just five years after the album was reissued for its 40th anniversary in 2013—will only be available in “bricks and mortar” stores.



Last year, My Bloody Valentine announced new vinyl reissues of their first two albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless. Now, the band has said that they slipped something extra into a few orders. This week on Twitter, the band said that they’ve been giving away an alternative cut and pressing of Isn’t Anything, but the LP has now sold out of its initial run.


The pressing was only available to fans who ordered directly from the band. The band are still rumored to be working on the follow up to their 2013 reunion album m b v.


As hinted by an album trailer released earlier this week, Courtney Barnett has announced her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel. The record follows her collaborative album with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice, which she released in October; the new LP will be released on May 18.


Barnett is embarking on a U.S. tour in support of her new album, which kicks off with two festival dates – Fort Worth’s Fortress Festival in late April and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival in early May; she is also playing the BBC Biggest Weekend and All Points East festivals in England.


Longtime Bon Iver manager Kyle Frenette is planning to run for Congress. As The Wausau Daily Herald reports, Frenette intends to run for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district, a seat currently held by Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI), who has held the seat since 2011.



In an Instagram post last week, Frances Bean Cobain opened up about a personal topic she hasn’t discussed publicly in the past: sobriety. She decided to share now, she said, to mark her second year of sober living and in hopes of being “informative, even helpful” to others. Cobain, 25, is a model and artist and the only daughter of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Hole’s Courtney Love.



Alt-folk singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur was apparently vacationing in Mexico when he ran into Peter Buck, of R.E.M. fame. Out of the seeds of this encounter–a new musical duo was born, and it’s called Arthur Buck.




Foo Fighters‘ triumphant Cal Jam performance last year, which saw the band covering the Beatles with Liam Gallagher, apparently set off the spark of collaboration for Dave Grohl and crew. According to the former Oasis lead singer, the Foos can’t stop bugging him for an in-studio collab.


Gallagher, who released his debut solo album As You Were last October, says Foo Fighters have been itching to record a song with him ever since their live “Come Together” send-up. The “Wonderwall” singer sounds interested—it’s just that he’s simply too busy with his own stuff at the moment.


Panic! At The Disco CEO Brendon Urie says the band’s sixth album is almost finished. Urie went live on Instagram, and when asked about the new album by a fan, he said it was recorded and in the mixing stages.





An update to Tool‘s album…in the writing aspect of things, Maynard James Keenan revealed that the band’s instrumental tracks for their long-awaited fifth album are, at last, reaching a final state. “Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago, after 11 years of begging.”