Review and photos by Stuart Blythe
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre was packed to the rafters with eager fans coming out to farewell MOTLEY CRUE on their last ever stop in Brisbane as part of ‘The Final Tour’. And opening for Motley Crue was none other than the master of macabre theatrical rock ALICE COOPER.
With a cut down set time of only 50 minutes, Alice and his band waste no time kicking off their set with gritty anthemic classics Department of Youth and No More Mr. Nice Guy. By the time we hit the third song Under My Wheels the crowd is singing, jumping and primed for more.
Review by Wezzy Crüze – www.wezzycruze.com
2015 is off to a raging start, as we see the release of The Pale Emperor, the latest LP from controversial media personality and shock rock pioneer, Marilyn Manson.
The album poses as a real return to form for Manson, the “Anti-Christ Superstar” going above and beyond previous efforts to deliver an album that fans familiar to his work will not only appreciate, but feel the energy and rawness that some felt has been missing for a lengthy period.
While The Pale Emperor see long time member and musical collaborator Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White) absent from the writing and recording procedure (for unknown reasons), we’re introduced to Tyler Bates as he is welcomed to the fold as Manson’s new creative partner.