ThornDavis wrote:Can you run that by me again? If you book someone who was big at the end of the last century off the back of some tabloid controversy and has spent the past ten years pissing his reputation as a live act up against the wall to the point where his last appearance is laid on the pub table every time the conversation turns to "most excruciatingly painful festival sets ever", in what sense is that 'quite a coup'?
Tabloid controvisy? bitch please, that was just over protective parents and people trying to find a reason for Columbine. Marily Manson IS a sub-headline act (he was the biggest name in metal at one point, not too long ago). Its a big deal getting him to play 3rd down.
I still don't quite agree with Refused headlining 2nd stage, but i guess soni paid a lot of money for them (if the rumours are true) and i'd rather have them in that slot than not at the festival at all.