Page Six reports:

Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson may not seem like the most natural of rivals, but that hasn’t stopped them from engaging in one of the more bizarre celebrity beefs of 2017.

The feud dates back to last year, when the Canadian pop star, 23, claimed the shock rocker, 48, had given him permission to use his image on a T-shirt – which has the words “Bigger than Satan … Bieber” embroidered on the back – that Barneys sold for $195.

“Thank you Marilyn Manson for signing off on the ‘Bigger than Satan’ x Justin Bieber tee,” Fear of God’s Jerrry Lorenzo, who designed the shirt, wrote on Instagram in July 2016. “Thanks for understanding our approach and re-interpretation of your vision. Never would of thought printing on my vintage T-shirt collection would take us this far.”

But here’s the problem, Manson told Consequence of Sound he never approved the use of his image and name for the shirt.

According to the rocker, when the two finally met, Bieber “was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’”

It’s the comment about making the multi-platinum musician “relevant again” that really seems to have set off Manson.

“He was a real piece of s–t in the way he had the arrogance to say that,” Manson told the website. “He was a real touchy-feely guy, too, like, ‘yo, yo bro!’ and touches you when he’s talking. I’m like, you need to stand down, you’re d–k height on me, OK? Alright? So stand down, son.”

To get back at him, Manson then fooled Bieber into thinking he’d appear on stage with him at a concert to perform a duet of the latter’s hit “Beautiful People,” even though he had no intention of doing so.

“He believed that I’d show up, because he was that stupid,” the musician said.

Manson also claims he made Bieber and Lorenzo pay for using his name on the shirt, saying, “They didn’t even fight, they were just like, ‘Yea, we already know, we did wrong, so here’s the money.’ ”

In addition to the money he presumably made from the shirt, the feud also comes at a good time for Manson. His new album, “Heaven Upside Down,” will be released on Oct. 6.

Reps for Bieber and Manson did not reply to a request for comment.

In recent Manson news, the singer is currently streaming a new song called, We Know Where You F–king Live, which appears on his forthcoming album, Heaven Upside Down. The record will be released on October 6th.


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Kory Grow of Rolling Stone interviewed Ozzy Osbourne. Highlights from the interview appear below.

Rolling Stone: What’s the best part of success?

Ozzy: Not doing a job that you don’t really want to do. You can’t say what I do is a job – it’s a f–king gift from God.

Rolling Stone: How do you relax now?

Ozzy: Masturbate [laughs]. No, I have a room in my house where I paint. I’m just mixing colors. I’m not an artist by any sort, but I do designs and patterns and listen to Eighties music or watch a bit of TV. I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones, like 90 percent of the world is.

Rolling Stone: What music still moves you the most?

Ozzy: I like old music. I have things that turn me on from the Seventies, a bunch from the Eighties. You know, I can’t remember the fucking Nineties. I remember Waco and the Oklahoma bombing – but I can’t remember the Nineties. I thought the Eighties were pretty cool, and it was a lot more personal in the Seventies; there wasn’t that many bands about, compared to what it was the Eighties.

Rolling Stone: Who are your heroes?

Ozzy: I’d have to say the Beatles. They turned me on to wanting to be a rock & roll performer. And I like Mick Jagger as a frontman. We all owe him a certain amount of respect. He can still do it in his seventies.

Rolling Stone: You recently finished Black Sabbath’s “The End” Tour. What are your thoughts on retirement?

Ozzy: People around my age go, “I’m 65 now. I’m retired.” Then they f–king die. My father got a bit of cash from the job he had, did the garden and died. And I’m going, “That’s a bit of an anticlimax after working so many years in a factory.” I ain’t retiring. People still want to see me, so what’s there to retire from?

Rolling Stone: What did you learn from saying goodbye to Sabbath?

Ozzy: They’ve retired but I haven’t. It’s like I’m jumping off one boat onto another. People forget, I was with Sabbath from ’68 to ’79, but I’ve been on my own from ’79 ’til now. I’ve been on my own thing for a lot longer than when I was with Sabbath. I love what Sabbath did for me and I love what I did for Sabbath, but it’s not the be-all, end-all of my own whole career.

Rolling Stone: Since you’ve been solo since ’79, what have you learned about leadership?

Ozzy: I’m not so much into it; it’s my wife. Sharon would back me up or advise me on what to do, or what not to do, and I listened. Although Sharon came to me recently and said it wasn’t all her either. It must have been unnerving when I started biting the f–king head off this and that.

Rolling Stone: What did you learn from biting the heads of the bat and the dove?

Ozzy: That Ozzy’s a bit more than [those stories]. People remember Robin Hood and Jesse James and Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone – they don’t remember people that did some good. It’s just folklore.

Rolling Stone: Your guitarist, Randy Rhoads, died in a plane crash while you were on tour in 1982. What did you learn about moving forward?

Ozzy: I felt somewhat responsible. If he wasn’t in my band, he would probably be alive. Also, at the same time, I thought if I had been awake, I know I would have been on the plane with him. So, it’s a weird feeling for me. It really f–ked me up for a long while. Sharon took it harder than anybody. She was the organizer of the band at that point. It was just one of them f–king things. It was a freak accident and all that. But Sharon said, “You’ve got to get back on the horse.” I said, “You must be f–king joking. Who’s gonna replace Randy? He’s unreplacable.” She says, “We’ve got to go.” I remember doing Madison Square Garden with this [guitarist] Bernie Tormé. It was such a surreal thing. It takes a while to get over something so traumatic.

Rolling Stone: You don’t play any instruments. What have you learned about making music with just your voice?

Ozzy: That’s one of my biggest regrets. I can play a little bit of harmonica, and that’s about it. But I have an ear for melody. I once talked to a writer and he said, “You can learn the piano, but you most probably will lose your natural instinct for melody.” And I said, “That’s too much of a gamble.” It’s been interesting, because I can’t communicate on a musical level with other musicians. I just like what’s in my head. Musicians tend to go, “Oh, I can transcribe whatever you write.” But they’ll make it their song and then it’s this f–king political side of it – “I wrote this, you wrote that.” Then Sharon gets pissed off and goes, “Hey, wait a minute. It was Ozzy’s idea,” or whatever.

Rolling Stone: Crazy Train is about the Cold War and nuclear bombs. Do you think about that?

Ozzy: When I was singing that on the weekend at some festival thing, I’m singing, “Heirs of a cold war/That’s what we’ve become.” I went, “Fuck me. It’s started.” I’m like, well, we ain’t in the Cold War anymore. Now we’ve got Donald Trump, which is something. You should be careful what you write about, when you do a song. I didn’t write those lyrics; the old bass player did. For the time, it was perfect. It’s interesting.

Rolling Stone: Gene Simmons has said that rock is dead. Do you agree?

Ozzy: Live, good rock music is not dead. But I think the record industry is really suffering now. There are only about two f–king record companies left. And when I went to the Grammys a couple of years ago, there’d be artists who’d go from a f–king laptop straight to the charts and release a record. It’s really a sad thing for me. … It’s just changed so much. I said to Sharon, “It’s like when vaudeville ended and f–king modern music began. We’re the history now.” And no matter what gimmick – what color album, vinyl, whatever, the fact of the matter is people don’t want it. Why should people buy records when they can download it. You can get anything now online. And at the same time, I don’t know how to turn the f–king light on the monitor.

Rolling Stone: Will you be making another record soon?

Ozzy: I would like to do another record. But it’s wasting money. Nobody’s buying. You don’t have to sell that many records anymore to get a Number One. Depending how many records you’ve sold. You can have 30 or 40 [laughs]. Nobody buys them.

Rolling Stone: What is it about the U.S. that made you want to move here?

Ozzy: I wouldn’t have survived as long as I have in England. America is a music capital for me. You could do well in Germany but to last 49 years in another country, I don’t know. I’m lucky.

Read more at Rolling Stone.


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Tom Keifer once sang, “You’re only going once around the ride.”

He’s proving that theory wrong with the highly anticipated release of The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition, an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, The Way Life Goes, chock full of bonus content and special artwork.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition is finally set for release October 20th on Cleopatra Records. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon and Cleopatra’s website. The package will include the original album that has been remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum). It also has two brand new studio tracks recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy® Award-winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) with Keifer and his bandmates (#keiferband: Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Paul Simmons, Paul Taylor, Savannah Keifer, and Kendra Chantelle). Fans will finally get to hear the long-awaited studio recording of The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, which Keifer performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the Cinderella classic Nobody’s Fool, newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.

“The reason that I picked up guitar, the reason that I sing the way I do, was all because of that guy,” said Hale of Keifer’s influence on her at a young age. The two first performed Nobody’s Fool live together in Atlantic City, NJ in September 2013. “I remember the first time seeing Lzzy perform live at the House of Blues show in Atlantic City and being absolutely floored by the power of her voice and performance,” Keifer continues. “She’s an amazing artist and has been a great inspiration to me as well.”

There will also be a bonus DVD with music videos, tour clips, and “The Way Life’s Goin,’” a 30-minute documentary produced by Tammy Vega (Keifer’s longtime official photographer) about the creation of the bonus tracks, exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions, and live footage.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition will be wrapped in an all new six-panel digipak designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with 20 pages of one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song.

As Keifer explains, “Everything from the new artwork, documentary, videos and bonus tracks contained in the Deluxe Edition s a sum of all the amazingly talented people who came into our world as a result of the initial release. The two bonus tracks were specifically chosen and recorded as we felt them both to be special collaborations that came about while touring for The Way Life Goes.”

New band members Jarred Pope (drums) and Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals) join the #keiferband lineup in 2017. Writing has begun for a follow-up to THE WAY LIFE GOES with recording slated for Fall 2018.

Upon its initial release, The Way Life Goes garnered rave reviews.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition track listing:

Disc 1: CD

1. Solid Ground
2. A Different Light
3. It’s Not Enough
4. Cold Day In Hell
5. Thick and Thin
6. Ask Me Yesterday
7. Fool’s Paradise
8. The Flower Song
9. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain’t That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
14. Babylon

Bonus Tracks:

15. Nobody’s Fool feat. Lzzy Hale
16. With A Little Help From My Friends
17. Nobody’s Fool (Piano Version)

Disc 2: DVD

Chapter 1) The Way Life’s Goin’ (Documentary)
Chapter 2) Solid Ground (Music video)
Chapter 3) The Flower Song (Music video)
Chapter 4) It’s Not Enough (Music video)
Chapter 5) It’s Not Enough (Lyric video)
Chapter 6) Album Promo
Chapter 7) Cathouse Live
Chapter 8) Count Vamp’d Las Vegas
Chapter 9) Farm Rock Chicago

Check out Tom Keifer at any of the following tour stops:

9/23 Hopewell, VA Beacon Theatre
9/24 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summerstage

10/5 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/6 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
10/11 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
10/12 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
10/13 Chester, PA The Block at Harrah’s Casino
10/14 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
10/20 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fair
10/28 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

11/3 Galveston, TX Lone Star Rally at Saengerfest Park
11/4 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box
11/9 Pasadena, CA The Rose
11/10 Santa Clarita, CA The Canyon
11/11 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave
11/12 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House

12/7 Joliet, IL The Forge
12/8 Dubuque, IA Q Casino

Tom Keifer online:

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Great chat with Glenn Hughes today on Trunk Nation. Hear it again tonight 9P ET on Volume 106 on SiriusXM. Also hosted a Town Hall with Klaus and Matthias of Scorpions yesterday. That replays this Saturday and Sunday at 9P ET on Volume. All shows also now On Demand as well on the app.

Headed for another cross country trip this weekend. I’ll be in the air more time than on the ground likely! Tomorrow night I fly to San Diego to host episode 2 of my new TBA TV show at Kaboo Festival. Then fly from San Diego to VT overnight, land in VT Saturday AM, drive to Irasburg VT, and host Shrinedom Saturday night. Going to be on fumes but look forward to it!

New podcast tomorrow with Deep Purple. Free Itunes or

Yesterday I shot some new promo material for That Metal Show and a new demo to shop the show. It was great to do and made me miss TMS even more being with some of the old crew. Shooting this does not mean we are close to a new home, but it also means we are not done looking! So fingers crossed we find a network who believes in and wants TMS! More when I know.

Ace Frehley at BBs in NYC Saturday. I will be traveling so can’t be there, but enjoy.

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George Simpson of reports:

Last February saw Black Sabbath play what was supposedly their last live performance after 50 years together.

Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi headed back to where it all started, performing one last show at Birmingham Genting Arena.

In a recent interview promoting Black Sabbath: The End of The End – a rockumentary covering the final tour – Tony spoke out on what it was like playing the last show.

The 69-year-old rocker said, “It was a weird atmosphere. You were thinking, ‘This could be the last time I ever play this song.’

Tony continued, “Looking out at the audience we were seeing true fans from all across the world. It was sad really because people were crying. You thought, ‘Bloody hell,’ you realise what you are to these people. It was really emotional…”

…But was The End world tour really the end for Black Sabbath?

Tony replied, “Who knows. We might at some point do one off shows. There’s nothing planned at all.”

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Black Sabbath: The End Of The End will be shown in 1500 movie theaters on September 28th. Click here for participating venues, and to view a performance of Children of the Grave, please go here.


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Ville Krannila for’s steelmill spoke with guitarist Paul Crook. Highlights from the interview appear below.

Steelmill: Why is Meat Loaf’s band called Neverland Express?

Paul Crook: Jim Steinman is a huge fan of Peter Pan.

Steelmill: Any more Meat Loaf albums planned for the future?

Paul Crook: Meat has talked about a couple of ventures with me. Not sure if they will ever happen. Albums are expensive to make with literally no chance of recoup due to today’s pirating.

Steelmill: What are the next shows and tours coming up for you with Meat Loaf?

Paul Crook: There is nothing planned. Meat is busy “acting” at the moment.

Steelmill: As well as producing the Anthrax album Vol. 8 The Threat Is Real you also appeared on their 1995 album Stomp 442. Why were you called in to replace Dan Spitz on that album? Dimebag Darrell also appeared on two songs off of this album. What was he like and what was it like working with him? What was behind the idea of not using the Anthrax logo on the cover of the Stomp 442 album?

Paul Crook: I have never spoken to Dan Spitz about this. I believe it had to do with him simply not enjoying his time with the guys when it came down to the creative process. He stopped showing up at rehearsal. One afternoon in 1992, I had to drive past the Anthrax rehearsal building to get home so I decided to stop in. Charlie (Benante) was by himself, recording guitars. He asked me to plug in a guitar and jam a solo. Things simply escalated from there.

Darrell… No need to talk about him in a musical sense. We are all aware of his incredibly important contributions. That said, Darrell was very kind, intelligent, engaging and fun. Like so many of us, I am honored to have been personally abused and targeted by his antics.

Regarding the Anthrax logo, I don’t have an answer for you.

Steelmill: Why did you not stay a permanent member of Anthrax? Do you still keep in touch with any of them?

Paul Crook: I was never asked to be a “member”. It worked out better for all of us. I always look forward to seeing them whenever our touring schedules align. Wonderful guys.

Steelmill: In 1999, you joined Sebastian Bach and stayed in his band until 2004. Why did you only have one recording out of that time with him? That recording was Rock Bottom on a KISS tribute album.

Paul Crook: Bas lived about 20 minutes from me. We got to know each other well. I remember the phone ringing at 9am on a Monday morning…

Bas: “Hey dude.”
Me: “Hey, what are you doing up so early?”
Bas: “I have kids, dude. Wanna join my band?”
Me: “Hell Yeah!”
Bas: “Cool, see you at noon!”

The lack of recording has all to do with timing. He wasn’t looking to write. He just released a new album. We spent our time touring it. He then began his Broadway career. We would do shows around his theatre schedule. Sebastian Bach is a badass. I truly believe the universe worked that experience for me. There is no way I could have handled Meat Loaf if it wasn’t for Bas “priming” me.

Steelmill: You co-own a successful entertainment company out of Las Vegas called Devil Star Entertainment with John Madera and it’s doing well. You sell an assortment of Spirits like Cherry Blood Moonshine, Hemp Infused Vodka, and Apple Flavored Whiskey among others (, there is Devil Star Music, Devil Star Records, and beautiful models. How did all of that get started? What made you decide to get into owning the business? Where can people look for info on the company?

Paul Crook: John found me on LinkedIn. He gave me some broad thoughts and attached a logo. It seemed fun so I jumped in. The beverages taste great. I’m not just saying that. We recently held a Distributor Tasting Event. Everyone there was sold immediately. We use all natural ingredients as well. You mentioned “beautiful models.” Yes, we have those and we also have really cool women and men with zero experience in front of the camera submitting photos of themselves wearing our DevilStar T-shirts. We truly appreciate all of them equally.

We’ve released our first song for download this past month. It is written and performed by UK guitar phenom, Andy James. The guy is off the charts with regard to owning the fretboard. Type Hellectric into the iTunes store browser and listen to the snippet (then click purchase, please). Andy is a terrifying player. Anyone interested in learning more can visit:

Steelmill: What does 2017 and beyond hold for Paul Crook?

Paul Crook: 2017 has been weird. Meat Loaf canceled the “Braver Than We Are” tour. This is the album I produced, engineered and mixed. We had plans to take this music around the world then everything came to an abrupt stop due to health issues. It is nothing remotely life threatening. I’ve been keeping myself busy in the studio. Hoping I can release information soon on a fun venture. Saying this, I am available and looking for my next touring venture. I also have a really great cover band – Gotham. We play industrial metal around the New Jersey area . We have fun mashing-up 1970’s Hard Rock songs.

Gotham is:

Mark Tornillo (Accept, TT Quick): vocals
Scott Metaxas (Nuclear Assault, Prophet): bass & vocals
Craig Scoppa: drums
Paul Crook (Meat Loaf): guitar & backing vocals

Here is one of our songs:

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