Liberty X

Liberty X are a pop group formed from five contestants from the UK TV show Popstars.

The five winning contestants formed a pop group called Hear'Say, and the five runners up (who would have been the "backup" had something gone wrong with Hear'Say) later formed the group Liberty, the name being intended to reflect the freedom they supposedly enjoy from rigid record company control (in contrast to Hear'Say); however, their runner-up status led to them being dubbed "Flopstars" by some commentators.

After a few months Liberty received a legal challenge in the UK High Court from another pop group called Liberty which had had a few minor hits in the 1980s. Liberty (original) claimed that Liberty (now X) were taking advantage of the goodwill that they had created in the name Liberty (which in English Law is the tort of passing off). The judge agreed with (the original) Liberty and so the new group renamed themselves as Liberty X.

Liberty have sunk back into obscurity while Liberty X continue to have a successful career.

Their first two singles "Thinkin' It Over" and "Doin' It" launched them to fame. A short break was followed by "Just A Little", the third single which launched them straight to the top of the UK charts. Their debut album, "Thinking It Over", was finally released followed by the remake single "Got To Have Your Love" and fifth single, the revamped "Holding On To You" which made them popular across Europe.

Following a further break, they released "Being Nobody", a cover of Ain't Nobody produced by Richard X, which reached number three in the charts. Their next single "Everybody Cries" enjoyed minimal success.

Members

  • Michelle Heaton
  • Tony Lundon
  • Kevin Simm
  • Jessica Taylor
  • Kelli Young

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Their next single "Everybody Cries" enjoyed minimal success. From Lest We Forget. Following a further break, they released "Being Nobody", a cover of Ain't Nobody produced by Richard X, which reached number three in the charts. From The Golden Age of Grotesque. Their debut album, "Thinking It Over", was finally released followed by the remake single "Got To Have Your Love" and fifth single, the revamped "Holding On To You" which made them popular across Europe. From the Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack. A short break was followed by "Just A Little", the third single which launched them straight to the top of the UK charts. From Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).

Their first two singles "Thinkin' It Over" and "Doin' It" launched them to fame. From Mechanical Animals. Liberty have sunk back into obscurity while Liberty X continue to have a successful career. From the Spawn Soundtrack. The judge agreed with (the original) Liberty and so the new group renamed themselves as Liberty X. From Antichrist Superstar. Liberty (original) claimed that Liberty (now X) were taking advantage of the goodwill that they had created in the name Liberty (which in English Law is the tort of passing off). From Smells Like Children.

After a few months Liberty received a legal challenge in the UK High Court from another pop group called Liberty which had had a few minor hits in the 1980s. From Portrait of an American Family. The five winning contestants formed a pop group called Hear'Say, and the five runners up (who would have been the "backup" had something gone wrong with Hear'Say) later formed the group Liberty, the name being intended to reflect the freedom they supposedly enjoy from rigid record company control (in contrast to Hear'Say); however, their runner-up status led to them being dubbed "Flopstars" by some commentators. He was previously engaged to actress Rose McGowan. Liberty X are a pop group formed from five contestants from the UK TV show Popstars. The couple have dated since 2000. Kelli Young. In October 2004, it was learned Marilyn Manson was planning to marry girlfriend, stripper Dita von Teese, at a castle in Germany in November.

Jessica Taylor. Mark Chaussee has taken over from John 5 and will play lead guitar. Kevin Simm. He is expected to make a full recovery within several weeks. Tony Lundon. The substitution came as a result of Ginger sustaining several injuries while performing at the VIVA Comet Awards in Germany including a fractured arm and a broken nose. Michelle Heaton. Chris Vrenna of Tweaker, (formerly of Nine Inch Nails), will be playing drums on the Against All Gods US tour dates filling in for Ginger Fish.

The user base sharply declined and its uniqueness vanished as many classic members never returned. For reasons unknown, the BBS was removed, then reintroduced a few months later, and removed again. Manson would occasionally interject on discussions along these lines. Discussion of art, politics, news and current events raged on in classic message board style. There was much debate on the meanings and interpretations of various lyrics, diagrams, or pictures featured in his album cover art--especially that of Holy Wood.

The Manson BBS was opened up after Mechanical Animals and was a very active forum in subjects other than the band. An additional website, [ThisAsValentinesDay.com], featured a headline announcing JFK's death. Holy Wood was companioned with the website Celebritarian.com, which featured a provoking questionnaire and a diagram showing that a human does not have a soul until age 10. Mechanical Animals was companioned by Comawhite.com, an interactive online maze which led users to various drug and rose themed graphics, and links to hidden sections of his main website.

Manson also released companion websites spawned from his concept albums. His participation gradually dropped off and since The Golden Age of Grotesque, almost no new content has appeared there. Often these films were monologues by Manson responding to fan questions or media announcements, and other films were obscure recordings from his studio. Fans could expect a short film to be available for download every few weeks.

Manson frequently broadcasted messages and interacted with his listeners on his official website from the release of Mechanical Animals until some time after Holy Wood was released. After the departure of Twiggy in 02, Tim Skold was added to the band and The Golden Age of Grotesque has a very similar sound to his earlier works with KMFDM. The followup CDs, Mechanical Animals and Holywood, were mostly composed by Twiggy alone, with Manson adding his own touches. That CD has a very strong NIN sound.

His most popular cd, Antichrist Svperstar was largly composed by Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) and Twiggy Ramirez. Manson himself is not trained as a musician, thus the music is written largly by others, then Manson writes the lyrics. Manson has called this album his "farewell" album, but it is not his last album. It also contains a bonus DVD with most of the band's music videos, excluding "Tainted Love" and "(s)AINT".

Manson has released Lest We Forget, a greatest hits album including a cover of "Personal Jesus", a Depeche Mode hit. Now that seems like entertainment to me." Christians have reportedly tried on occasion to let Manson know that they are praying for his salvation. On May 16, 2001, it was announced on the ReligionToday website that Manson planned to quote the Bible at his next concert, to "balance out" his violent lyrics, "so we can examine the virtues of wonderful Christian stories of disease, murder, adultery, suicide and child sacrifice. Although Manson's philosophy and behavior on occasion seems anti-Christian, this is not the same as being Satanic.

Marilyn Manson. Unlike being an ordained minister, a Reverend of the Church of Satan is one who is revered by the Church for some reason – regardless of their connections to it — while a priest or minister is one who dedicates their life to preaching the religion to others. Nevertheless, some fans refer to him as the Rev. This, however, is not strictly true; he was appointed as honorary Reverend by late founder Anton LaVey. Manson is often described as a follower and ordained minister of the Church of Satan.

When asked what he would say to the two if he had a chance to talk to them before the killings, Manson replied "I wouldn't say a single word to them; I would listen to what they have to say, and that's what no one did.". In the critically acclaimed documentary Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore interviewed Manson about the tragedy. Out of respect for the victims, Manson canceled appearances in Denver until the 2001 Ozzfest. Following the Columbine High School massacre, there were accusations that killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were influenced by Manson's music (along with that of other bands in the gothic/industrial genre), despite statements by both Harris and Klebold that they were not fans of Manson.

The hearing featured the testimony of Raymond Kuntz, of Burlington, North Dakota, who blamed his son's suicide on Antichrist Superstar, which Lieberman denounced as "vile, hateful, nihilistic and damaging.". Manson supporters claim it was merely another salvo in Joseph Lieberman's declared war on the band. That November 6, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and Restructuring held a public hearing on the effect of violent rock and rap lyrics on kids. In 1997, the owner of Calgary's Max Bell Centre had Manson's July 25 show canceled, citing "immorality" and the band's "use of animals on stage." Another concert in Portland was canceled a few days later due to Manson's reputation, and the venue's inability to get insurance for the gig.

Manson's lyrics have frequently been called offensive and obscene, and protests and petitions have successfully had the group banned from performing. The members of the band dress in often bizarre costumes, and have developed a devoted fan base both for their music and their sometimes shocking behavior (see also KISS and Alice Cooper). Until 1996, the name of each band member was created by combining the first name of a female pop culture icon and the last name of a serial killer; Manson's name a combination of the names of Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson. The band's lineup has changed several times since its inception, with the exception of Manson himself.

Marilyn Manson's first CD, Portrait of an American Family was released on Reznor's Nothing Records label. The band received little attention outside Florida until they were noticed by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. Marilyn Manson's early presentation had a more comic-bookish, Scooby Doo-style than the dark, brooding style of their later image. As a band, Marilyn Manson got their start in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1989 as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids.

Marilyn Manson, eponymous band of the lead singer of the same name, is an American industrial rock outfit, based in Hollywood, California. God Is in the T.V. (VHS) (1999) - a collection of all band's music videos (from Get Your Gunn to Coma White) plus an hour of live footage of the Rock Is Dead tour. Dead to the World (VHS) (1998) - a documentary of the Dead to the World tour. Guns, God and Government (DVD & VHS) (2002) - a documentary of the Guns, God and Government tour.

Doppelherz (2003) (DVD, comes only with the limited edition of The Golden Age of Grotesque). Lest We Forget (2004) (The deluxe edition comes with a bonus DVD featuring all Marilyn Manson's music videos excluding Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes and Tainted Love). Unauthorized: Dissecting Marilyn Manson, 2002 Plexus Paperback ISBN 0859653293. Official: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, 1998 Regan Paperback ISBN 0060987464.

Portrait of an American Family (1994-1995). Smells Like Children (1995-1996). Dead to the World (1996-1997). Rock Is Dead (1997-1998).

Mechanical Animals Promo (1998-1999). Guns, God and Government (2000-2001). Ozzfest 2001. Ozzfest 2003.

Grotesk Burlesk (2003-2004). Against All Gods (2004-2005). Personal Jesus. (s)AINT.

This Is the New Shit. mOBSCENE. Tainted Love. The Nobodies.

Disposable Teens. The Fight Song. Coma White. I Don't Like the Drugs, But The Drugs Like Me.

Rock Is Dead. The Dope Show. Long Hard Road Out Of Hell. Man That You Fear.

Cryptorchid. Tourniquet. The Beautiful People. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).

Dope Hat. Lunchbox. Get Your Gunn. The Last Tour On Earth (1999).

Live As Hell - Radio Show '92 (1993). Untitled ("Refrigerator") (early 1993). The Family Jams (mid 1992). Lunchbox (1991).

After School Special (January 1991). Grist-O-Line (fall/winter 1990). Big Black Bus (summer 1990). Beaver Meat Cleaver Beat (early 1990).

The Raw Boned Psalms (early 1990). Lest We Forget (2004). Remix and Repent (1997). Smells Like Children (1995).

The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003). Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000). Mechanical Animals (1998). Antichrist Superstar (1996).

Portrait of an American Family (1994). Olivia Newton Bundy (Brian Tutunick) - bass 1991. Zsa Zsa Speck (Perry Pandrea) - keyboard 1990-1991. Zim Zum (Michael Linton) - guitar 1996-1998.

Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White) - bass/guitar 1993-2002. John 5 (John Lowery) - guitar 1998-2004. Gidget Gein (Brad Stewart) - bass 1990-1993. Sara Lee Lucas (Freddy Streithorst) - drums 1990-1995.

Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky) - guitar, bass, programming 1990-1996. Mark Chaussee - Lead Guitar. Tim Skold - Bass Guitar. Drums.

Madonna Wayne (M.W.) Gacy a.k.a Pogo (Stephen Bier, Jr.) - Keyboards & Alt. Ginger Fish (Kenny Wilson) - Drums. Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner) - Vocals.

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