Music News: Marilyn Manson injured when giant stage prop falls on him

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Marilyn Manson performs in Chicago in 2015.
Marilyn Manson performs in Chicago in 2015. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Marilyn Manson was taken to a hospital for treatment after one of his own stage props fell on him during a Saturday night show in New York. The prop, a pair of giant handguns, toppled onto the notorious rock star near the end of his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, as he performed a cover of Eurythmics’ "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." Manson has canceled nine upcoming shows, and is headed home to Los Angeles to recover; his representative hasn't detailed the specific nature of his injury. (Rolling Stone)

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Spinal Tap lawsuit moves forward

Christopher Guest’s lawsuit against Vivendi, the company that holds the right to the 1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, is headed to trial. Guest and his costars Harry Shearer and Michael McKean, as well as director Rob Reiner, say they've been severely under-compensated for merchandising and music sales.

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee, however, removed Shearer, McKean, and Reiner from the suit on a technicality; they may be able to rejoin Guest as the suit heads to trial. She also dismissed a claim that Vivendi committed deliberate fraud. (Rolling Stone)

L7 release first song in 18 years

Riot grrrl legends L7 have released their new song in 18 years. "Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago" comments on what singer Donita Sparks calls "these crazy-assed times" with lyrics about storming the gates of President Donald Trump’s Florida resort. A new documentary about the band, L7: Pretend We're Dead, will be released to home video on Oct. 13, and the Los Angeles quartet say they plan to release more new music this fall. (Rolling Stone)

Hello, is it a judge you're looking for?

A third judge has been announced for the upcoming reboot of American Idol. Lionel Richie will join Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as a judge on the upcoming season of the show, which begins filming live auditions this week. Ryan Seacrest will return as host. (Rolling Stone)

Remembering Reggie Lavong

Radio host Reggie Lavong has died of an infection at age 84. Lavong was best-known for his stint on New York station WWRL, playing R&B as one of a succession of DJs who went by the name "Dr. Jive." Lavong later worked in the record industry, and released a record of his own in 1968: a spoken-word 45 arguing passionately against racism. (New York Times)

The National cover Queen

The National have been covering a lot of '70s and '80s songs on their current tour, including numbers by Talking Heads ("Heaven") and New Order ("Love Vigilantes"). Their latest cover, debuted on Thursday in London: "I Want to Break Free," the 1984 song by Queen. (Billboard)


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