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Devil Man – Charles Manson, the Beach Boys and the Death of the 1960s

1969 remains a landmark year in American pop culture. The old Hollywood system was threatened with extinction by the arrival of...

Mr. Self Destruct – The Downward Spiral of Nine Inch Nails

It was shortly after midnight on a humid August morning when three figures dressed in black climbed over the gates of...

Journal for Plague Lovers – Richey, the Bible and the Manic Street Preachers

At approximately seven o’clock on the morning of Wednesday 1 February 1995 twenty-seven-year-old Richard James Edwards quietly walked from his room...

Dark Blood – The Tragic Story of River Phoenix’s Final Film

The young man invited the two city slickers into the cave, his temple of salvation where he intends to wait out...

Guns, God and the Government – How Holy Wood Was Marilyn Manson’s Call to Arms

Shortly before 11am on Tuesday 20 April 1999 two teenage boys walked through the doors of Columbine High School and while...

Who Dares Wins – Crazy Nights and the Commercial Rebirth of KISS

The eighties saw KISS enter something of an identity crisis. Having spent the previous decade championing hard rock anthems with their...

Just Another Case – Alice Cooper’s Tales From the Inside

By the mid-seventies Alice Cooper had enjoyed phenomenal success as the most loved and hated rock ‘n’ roll act in America. Having recorded...

From Sisterhood to the Flood – The Resurrection of the Sisters of Mercy

As with all good stories the tale of the Sisters of Mercy can be told in three acts. First emerging from...