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Must-see: Marilyn Manson, father pose in matching makeup

Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 @ 1:43 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 @ 8:01 AM

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Can you see the family resemblance?

Rocker Marilyn Manson and his father, Hugh Warner, wear matching eye makeup and dark red lipstick in the March 2015 issue of Paper Magazine

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"When I see pictures of my dad, I'm like, 'He looks like me,'" Manson told the magazine. "The first time I saw my dad in makeup was, ironically, the second concert I ever went to. He dressed as Gene Simmons and took me to the Kiss 'Dynasty' tour when I was 11. And people were asking my dad for his autograph."

Click here or scroll down to see the photos by Terry Richardson.

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Wu-Tang Clan member gives monster shout-out to Dayton bar’s warning to ‘parents and prudes’

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

A sign posted at Barrel House warns parents and prudes that unedited hip hop will be played  for Wu Tang (Clan) Wednesdays.
A sign posted at Barrel House warns parents and prudes that unedited hip hop will be played for Wu Tang (Clan) Wednesdays.

If you need proof that a downtown Dayton business ain’t nothing to (bleep) with, turn to RZA’s Facebook page. 

The member of the legendary hip-hop squad Wu-Tang Clan gave The Barrel House, 417 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton, a shout-out for the record books on Friday night. 

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As we first told you in December,  the bar’s owners, Gus Stathes and his  fiancée Sara Levin, are major Wu-Tang fans.

They launched Wu-Tang Wednesdays with the following posted warning:

“Dear Parents and Prudes, 

We will be playing unedited hip hop all day today for Wu-Tang Wednesday. Due to the nature of the music, there may be language which may offend you or your kids. 

Unless of course you take parenting advice from Ol’ Dirty Bastard, in which case — WU-TANG IS FOR THE CHILDREN.”


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The Barrel House’s notice somehow made it to RZA and he responded by posting a photo of the Barrel House’s  sign on his official Facebook page with the  sentence “Wu Tang is for the children.”

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Sara Levin and Gus Stathes, owners of The Barrel House in downtown Dayton. SUBMITTED(Staff Writer)

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Rapper Offset posts bail, reunites with wife Cardi B after arrest for weapon, drug charges

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 1:06 PM

What You Need To Know: Offset

Migos rapper Offset came home Saturday after he was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges Friday.

WSB reported the 25-year-old and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, Georgia, when police pulled over Offset for an improper lane change.

Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was driving a 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera.

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According to WSB, Clayton County police said officers searched the vehicle and found less than 1 ounce of marijuana and more than $107,000 in cash.

Offset was charged with improper lane change; possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce; possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Related: Rapper Offset, of trio Migos, arrested in metro Atlanta on weapon, drug charges

Offset and his Migos group mates, Quavo and Takeoff, were arrested on drug and gun charges in 2015 during a show at Georgia Southern University. While Quavo and Takeoff were able to post bail after two nights in jail, Offset remained in jail for eight months because of past burglary and theft convictions

Gezahgn was charged with possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Quavo confirmed Offset was home on Twitter.


People reported that Offset’s wife, rapper Cardi B, posted a quick glimpse of the rapper at home with her and their newborn daughter on her Instagram story. She also cleared up details of Offset’s arrest, saying, “For the record Offset is NOT ON PROBATION.”

Offset’s lawyer, Drew Findling, told People the rapper’s top priority is his family. He also said his client was not guilty of any crime. 

“He did not commit any traffic offense and he certainly was not in possession of any weapons,” Findling told People. “This was an improper arrest and I believe in his innocence.

“He’s up as best he can considering the circumstances and knows he has not broken any laws. He is going to have his day in court.”

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David Bowie’s first demo found in bread basket, auction set for September

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 7:39 AM

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A bread basket held a secret of rock ‘n’ roll history -- the first demo track recorded by then unknown David Jones. No not that Davy Jones of Monkees fame, but the singer who would become David Bowie.

A demo of “I Never Dreamed”, recorded by a then 16-year-old saxophonist, was found in an old bread basket, The Guardian reported.

Bowie was part of his first band, The Konrads, which made the recording. Bowie left the band citing artistic differences, The Guardian reported.

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The tape was found by band member David Hadfield. Hadfield was the band’s drummer and manager. He was moving when he found the recording in a bread basket that had been owned by Hadfield’s grandfather. 

He also found booking forms, photographs, promotional sketches, letters and bills. The treasure trove was found in a loft above a garage, The Guardian reported.

The tape, which is described by the auctioneer as , “completely unique and of great historical interest, being the earliest studio recording of a fledgling musician who would go on to super stardom,” will go on the auction block in September, NME reported

The never-before-released recording is expected to bring in at least $13,000 at an auction.

A new box set will be released later this year. “Loving the Alien” will contain eight albums that date from 1983 to 1988 and will also include previously unreleased content. It is scheduled for release on Oct. 12.

Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016, surrounded by his family after an 18-month battle with cancer.

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Imitation game: 6 tribute acts you don’t want to miss at the Fraze

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Draw the Line will perform the music of Aerosmith at Fraze on Thursday, Aug. 2. CONTRIBUTED
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Draw the Line will perform the music of Aerosmith at Fraze on Thursday, Aug. 2. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Musical tributes to popular rockers like the Beatles and Elvis Presley were once considered novelty acts, but they have become legitimate options for many concertgoers.

Fraze Pavilion in Kettering is having great success with these shows. Up next at the outdoor amphitheater is the Allman Brothers Band tribute Live at the Fillmore on Thursday, July 26, and Draw the Line: The Aerosmith Tribute Band on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Live at the Fillmore, a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, performs at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Thursday, July 26. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Other upcoming Fraze shows are Steely Dan tribute Flippo on Friday, Aug. 3, Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd on Thursday, Aug. 16, Get the Led Out: An American Led Zeppelin Experience on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Neil Diamond tribute the Sweet Caroline Tour on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Fraze general manager Karen Durham recently discussed the popularity of tribute bands.


“We’ve been doing tribute acts, local, regional and national, since the early 2000s when we started our $2 Tuesday and $5 Friday concert series. We now present four to six tribute acts each summer and that number increased around 2014 when we entered into a partnership with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission to offer free tickets when people choose to bike or carpool to the concerts.”


“We want a variety of music genres: pop, rock, R&B, country, etc. We also want tribute bands or names that haven’t been to the Fraze stage before like our Live at the Fillmore show in late July. A few years ago we had Natural Wonder, a Stevie Wonder tribute, and Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson group. There are a ton of tribute acts out there and we work with other regional venues who book tribute bands to compare notes, crowd sizes and, essentially, how good the band is, not only on stage, but back stage too!”

Signs of Life: The Essence of Pink Floyd will perform at Fraze on Thursday, Aug. 16. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


“It really depends on the band and genre, but the average crowd would be around 2,000 to 2,500. Some shows do better than others, like Led Zeppelin tribute, Get the Led Out. They started out playing for the tribute series a few years back, sold out almost the first year and now we offer them as a standalone concert, and they’re on pace to sell out their August 22 date this summer.”

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“These tribute acts are playing songs from the band’s catalog of music that might cover decades of recording or touring. People know the words to every song. The music is timeless and takes the ticket buyer to another place in time. And, most of the shows at Fraze Pavilion, when you buy in advance, are $10 or less.”

Get the Led Out (An American Led Zeppelin Experience) will perform at Fraze on Wednesday, Aug. 22. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Original Allman Brothers Band Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Cost: $10 general admission in advance, $15 day of show.

Draw the Line: The Aerosmith Tribute Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Cost: $10 general admission in advance, $15 day of show.

Flippo: A Tribute to Steely Dan in a $5 Friday Concert presented by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Cost: $5.

Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd presents the 14th annual Concert for Literacy, a benefit for Project READ at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of shows.

Get the Led Out: An American Led Zeppelin Experience at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. Cost: $20 lawn & terrace in advance, $25 day of show.

Neil Diamond tribute the Sweet Caroline Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. $19.50-$49.50 in advance, $24.50-$54.50 day of show.

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