Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell Claims Marilyn Manson Filmed Up Her Skirt Without Consent at Music Festival

Wolf Alice singer Ellie Rowsell stood in solidarity with Evan Rachel Wood after Wood came forward with accusations of sexual and physical abuse against Marilyn Manson on Feb. 1. On Saturday (Feb. 6), Rowsell recounted meeting Manson at a music festival and made her own allegations about misconduct by him.

“Solidarity to Evan Rachel Wood and those calling out Marilyn Manson,” Rowsell tweeted. “It’s sad to see people defending him, just because he put his depravity in plain sight doesn’t give him a free pass to abuse women?!”

In her next message, the British singer described what allegedly happened during her encounter with Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner.

“I met Marilyn backstage at a festival a few years ago. After his compliments towards my band became more and more hyperbolic I became suspicious of his behaviour. I was shocked to look down and see he was filming up my skirt with a gopro,” she wrote.

“There were no repercussions for his behaviour,” she continued, adding that a member of his tour staff said, “‘he does this kind of thing all the time.'”

“If he does this kind of thing all the time why on earth has he been headlining festivals for so many years?” she asked. “When will we stop enabling misogynists on the account of their success? Women must feel safe in the male dominated world that is the music industry.”

“I wasn’t sure whether to bring any of this up but Manson claims in his recent statement that his relationships were ‘entirely consensual’ – I don’t think he knows the meaning of consent if he goes around up-skirting young women at festivals. Thank you for your courage Evan,” said Rowsell.

Billboard made earlier attempts to reach Manson for comment through his now former management, but has not received any responses.

Wood named Manson, her ex-fiancée, as an alleged abuser in an Instagram post. Wood claimed the shock rocker had “horrifically abused” her for years, beginning when she was a teenager.

After she spoke out, other women also went public with claims of physical and psychological abuse against Manson; Wood shared some of their statements in her Instagram stories.

Manson denied the sexual abuse allegations in his own statement on Instagram. “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he wrote. “My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how – and why – others are now choosing to misinterpret the past, that is the truth.”

Manson has since been dropped by Loma Vista Recordings — his record label — as well as CAA. Longtime manager Tony Cuilla has also reportedly cut ties with him.

After Wood spoke out about the alleged abuse, indie rock musician Phoebe Bridgers recalled an experience going to Manson’s house when she was a teenager and hearing him refer to a room as the “r*pe room.” Bridgers also alleged that “the label knew, management knew, the band knew” in a second tweet, but did not specify names or details of what they were aware of. “Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f—ing pathetic,” she added.

Read Rowsell’s story that she shared on Twitter below.

‘SNL’ Takes on Morgan Wallen’s Racial Slur, Blames Weekend Update Host Colin Jost

Saturday Night Live comically addressed the controversy surrounding Morgan Wallen, who was recently caught on video using the N-word, during the show’s Weekend Update on Feb. 6.

In the segment’s typical newsroom fashion, Weekend Update co-host Michael Che introduced the Wallen story in a straightforward manner, noting that the country music star’s record label had suspended his contract after video surfaced of him using the racial slur.

“Hmm, wonder who he learned that from?” Che says next, as a photo appears of his Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost embracing Wallen during a recent taping of SNL.

Che then looks over to Jost, who reacts with a grimace as audience laughter is heard in the background.

The photo was taking during the end credits of Wallen’s SNL debut in early December, roughly two months after his last-minute replacement as musical guest for breaking the show’s strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

In addition to poking fun at himself during a skit that spoofed an October night he was caught on video partying without a mask or practicing social distancing at a football game, the country singer also performed songs from his recent chart-topping double album, Dangerous.

Watch SNL’s Weekend Update clip below.

Phoebe Bridgers Destroys Her Guitar During Rockin’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut: Watch

Phoebe Bridgers knows how to leave an impression. The singer-songwriter made her debut as the musical guest on the Feb. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, with a memorable performance.

Bridgers kicked off her two-song set with “Kyoto,” the second single off her sophomore album, 2020’s Punisher. Like in the song’s video, the artist — and her backup musicians — sport skeleton onesies while performing the tune, which is up for the best rock song and best rock performance Grammys.

For her second song, the 26-year-old offered up Punisher’s “I Know the End” on a darkened stage bathed in soft red lights, her skeleton onesie gone, though the baubles she wore resembled a rib cage. She once again started soft and dreamy, but about two thirds of the way into the tune, Bridgers let loose, her guitar roaring, the singer-songwriter screaming at the top of her lungs.

Bridgers eventually walked to the front of the stage toward an amp, and for the last 30 seconds or so, repeatedly smashed her guitar against the amp — causing sparks to fly — eventually giving the amp a kick for good measure and finally dropping her instrument to end the set.

Bridgers, who is based in Los Angeles, is up for a total of four Grammys this year. In addition to the two she’s earned for “Kyoto,” the musician is up for best new artist — in which she’s up against Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Ingrid Andress and others — and best alternative music album for Punisher. The Grammys are set to air March 14 on CBS.

Watch Bridgers’ performances of “Kyoto” and “I Know the End” below.

Here Are All the 2021 Super Bowl Ads Featuring Musicians

Super Bowl LV is just days away, with the Kansas City Chiefs set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And while the game is sure to be exciting, everyone knows the commercials are just as entertaining. A number of ads have been released leading up to the game, featuring some major music stars.

We’ve compiled them all below.

Bruce Springsteen (Jeep)

The Boss isn’t usually one to welcome corporate tie-ins, but he partnered with Jeep for a two-minute ad that recalls patriot, emotional Super Bowl spots of the past. Springsteen says in the commercial, “Freedom, it’s not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all … it’s what connects us.”

Post Malone (Bud Light)

Malone chills with comedian Cedric the Entertainer, the Bud Knight, the “I Love You, Man” man, Oracle Susan and many more in the spot, in which they join forces to help a delivery driver save a crashed Bud Light truck.

Cardi B (Uber Eats)

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey’s beloved Wayne’s World characters are joined on their local access show by a special celebrity guest, Cardi B, who gets totally into their whole vibe.

“We’d never shamelessly rely on a celebrity cameo,” says Wayne, as Garth adds, “Right, Cardi B?”

Lil Nas X (Logitech)

The rapper gives a shout-out to all the creators, artists and rule breakers who “Defy Logic” in the inspiring ad, and previews his yet-unreleased single, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” which derives its title from Nas’ birth name.

Dolly Parton (Squarespace)

The legend rewrote the lyrics to her classic 1980 working woman anthem, “9 to 5″ in her first-ever Super Bowl ad, honoring people who are using their time at home to work on passion projects.

“Working 5 to 9/ You’ve got passion and a vision/ Cuz it’s hustlin’ time/ A whole new way to make a livin’/ Gonna change your life/ Do something that gives it meaning,” she sings.

Lenny Kravitz (Anheuser-Busch’s Stella Artois)

In the ad, Kravitz mimics his heartbeat while playing “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over” on the drums and guitar. The song then sends Kravitz into a colorful animation, where he toasts to creating more memories with his bandmates.

The Weeknd (Pepsi)

The clip shows people from all walks of life jamming along to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” including a security guard outside Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, who almost overlooks the halftime show performer. The superstar cruises up to the gate in a convertible and smiles at the guard before he’s let in through the gate.

Nick Jonas (Dexcom)

The Super Bowl commercial for Dexcom, a glucose monitoring system that helps people with diabetes — like Nick Jonas — keep tabs on their glucose levels without having to prick their fingers.

“Drones deliver packages, and people with diabetes are still pricking their fingers? What?” Jonas asks in the ad, as a video-editing trick turns the 28-year-old into an old man.

Lil Baby (Rockstar Energy)

The ad spotlights the Grammy-nominated rapper plus fashion designers, tattoo artists, barbers and more, who perfect their craft and gain recognition for it.

“I wasn’t born in the spotlight. Nah, I had to grind to shine, like a star on a hot night. And something about the struggle now resides in my muscles. And every trial and trouble helped define my hustle,” Baby narrates while his song “Errbody” plays in the background. “Real rock stars don’t chase the spotlight. It chases them.”

Shaggy (Cheetos)

Shaggy advises Mila Kunis to recite the titular line of his hit “It Wasn’t Me” after she gets caught orange-handed by her husband Ashton Kutcher.

Daveed Diggs (DoorDash)

The clip finds Hamilton star Daveed Diggs reading on a couch with Cookie Monster, who, of course, is reading a book about his baked good of choice. The doorbell rings, and Diggs finds a number of DoorDash couriers outside.

“Oh, I thought I ordered tacos,” the Grammy and Tony award-winner says. To his surprise, the DoorDash drivers showed up carrying sushi, ramen, burgers, tandoori chicken, milk and, of course, cookies.

John Travolta (ScottsMiracle-Gro)

The actor shows off his TikTok-worthy moves alongside his 20-year-old daughter Ella in the star-studded ad.