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One Liners: Marilyn Manson, Lil Yachty, Christine And The Queens, more

By | Published on Wednesday 10 May 2023

Marilyn Manson


A judge has dismissed the majority of Marilyn Manson’s defamation claims against actor Evan Rachel Wood under California’s so-called anti-SLAPP free speech laws. Wood’s attorney, Michael Kump said that Manson had “failed to show that his claims against her have even minimal merit”. The musician’s legal rep Howard King, meanwhile, said that the court had failed to admit “critical evidence” and therefore there would be “an immediate appeal” against the decision.



Christine And The Queens has released new single ‘Tears Can Be So Soft’ from new album ‘Paranoia, Angels, True Love’, which is out on 9 Jun. “’Tears Can Be So Soft’ was born out of the marriage of a Marvin Gaye sample that caught my attention, this intoxicating, elegant, almost poised in its melancholy string arrangement”, he says.

Albert Hammond Jr has released eight songs from his new solo album ‘Melodies On Hiatus’, which is out on 23 Jun. Here’s one of those songs, ‘Old Man’. “‘Old Man’ is a song about the passage of time and the realisations that come with it”, he says. “Musically, it came to me the quickest of any song on the record”.

Creep Show – aka John Grant and Wrangler – have announced that they will release their second album ‘Yawning Abyss’ on 16 Jun. Out now is new single ‘Moneyback’. They’ve also announced live dates over the summer, including London’s Village Underground on 25 Jul.

Jessy Lanza has released new single ‘Midnight Ontario’. Her new album ‘Love Hallucination’ is out on 28 Jul.

This Is The Kit have released new single ‘More Change’ from their Gruff Rhys-produced album ‘Careful Of Your Keepers’, which is out on 9 Jun.



Lil Yachty has announced UK shows in November and December, including Wembley Arena on 1 Dec. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Daði Freyr has announced UK tour dates in November and December, finishing at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London 7 Dec. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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