It's a wonderful world that we live in. You speak out. You get blocked out. Marilyn Manson has been BANNED from playing the New York leg of Ozzfest on the 11th August.
Officials at Six Flags in Darien Lakes, New York have used a clause in their contract with the promoter, Clear Channel. They said: "The move was a management decision, and we are within our rights to restrict artists from performing".
In response Manson told reporters: "People do acknowledge and recognise me as truly dangerous... I refuse to say that what I do is show business. Only Marilyn Manson, out of Korn, Disturbed and all these other bands, has been considered inappropriate. That's the inability to reconcile art and entertainment."
Angry little boys moaning about not having the right trainers, alluding to self-mutilation, demonizing women as sex-toys will all obviously still be allowed to play in that great land of the free that is America.
Italy, however, is just as bad. Manson was recently blamed for inciting religious killings at a convent, so wasn't allowed to play over there.
DiScuss: Would the same thing happen if he didn't wear make-up? Is an ever-so-slightly nerdy, ageing guy who once was a rock hack, on stilts, as seen on Jonathon Ross, really THAT dangerous? Is it true that all goths drink blood and inject AIDS into jocks?