Rock Is Dead (Marilyn Manson song)

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"Rock Is Dead"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album Mechanical Animals
Released June 14, 1999
Format CD single
Genre Glam rock, alternative rock, industrial rock
Length 3:09
Label Nothing/Interscope
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"
(1999)
"Rock Is Dead"
(1999)
"Coma White"
(1999)
Music sample

"Rock Is Dead" is a single from Marilyn Manson's third studio album, Mechanical Animals. It is also featured on The Matrix Soundtrack and Midnight Club 3.

Music video[edit]

The video of the song (directed by Samuel Bayer) features Manson in costume (as Omega) and his band (perhaps as the "Mechanical Animals" band) performing onstage. This is the only video to feature Marilyn Manson's back up singer, who sings on several other songs. She is most notably heard on the live version of "The Dope Show" on The Last Tour On Earth. They are later shown destroying their instruments, an allusion to Manson's destruction of the life-size statuettes of himself (as Omega) in The Dope Show video.

Another version of the video contains the same performance footage edited with footage from The Matrix for which the song was featured as a promotional single.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD ONE /
No. Title Length
1. "Rock Is Dead"   3:10
2. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" (Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder Remix) 5:29
3. "I Can't See Why" (performed by Baxter) 4:50
UK CD TWO /
No. Title Length
1. "Rock Is Dead"   3:10
2. "Man That You Fear" (Acoustic Requiem For Antichrist Superstar) 5:21
3. "Television" (Radio Edit performed by Baxter) 3:09
UK 10" VINYL Picture Disc /
No. Title Length
1. "Rock Is Dead"    
2. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" (Every Day Mix)