Rock Is Dead (song)
|"Rock Is Dead"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Released||September 14, 1998|
|Recorded||1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios|
|Genre||alternative rock, hard rock, space rock|
|Composer||Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy|
|Producer||Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson|
"Rock Is Dead" is the third single and the fourth track of the third album Mechanical Animals.
- "Rock Is Dead" (1999)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Beat the Devil (2002)
- "Rock Is Dead" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.
- "Rock is Dead" (Live) — Appears on The Last Tour on Earth.
- "Rock Is Dead" (Live) — Appears on Guns, God and Government World Tour DVD.
- "Rock Is Dead" (Clean Radio Edit)
- "Rock Is Dead" (Bass Version) — Performed once on November 9, 2015 in Florence, Italy
The music video, directed by Samuel Bayer, features a basic performance from the band. The music video premiered on MTV during the second week of March 1999. There's also another version of the video, which includes scenes from the Matrix movie.
All simple monkeys with alien babies Amphetamines for boys Crucifixes for ladies Sampled and soulless Worldwide and real webbed You sell all the living For more safer dead Anything to belong Rock is deader than dead Shock is all in your head Your sex and your dope is all that we're fed So fuck all your protests and Put them to bed God is in the TV 1,000 mothers are praying for it We're so full of hope And so full of shit Build a new god To medicate and to ape Sell us ersatz Dressed up and real fake Anything to belong Rock is deader than dead Shock is all in your head Your sex and your dope is all that we're fed So fuck all your protests and Put them to bed God is in the TV
- Marilyn Manson – vocals
- Twiggy Ramirez – all guitars and bass
- Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards
- Ginger Fish – drums
- This song has been performed on every subsequent tour since the Rock Is Dead (tour).
- In 1998, a poll was held on MarilynManson.com to gather opinions on whether the band's next music video should be for "Rock Is Dead" or "The Last Day on Earth".
- A promotional VHS was issued in 1999 with the music video on it.
- The song was briefly mentioned in chapter three of the Japanese light novel "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya".
- The music video has not currently been officially released on YouTube via MarilynMansonVevo.
- The song is featured on the soundtrack of the video game Midnight Club 3.
- The song appears in the credits to The Matrix along with "Wake Up" by Rage Against The Machine.