Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has been banned from playing at the New York leg of Ozzfest on August 11 (03).

Officials at Six Flags in Darien Lakes, New York applied a clause in its contract with Ozzfest promoter CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT, saying they "decided to pass" on a performance by Manson.

A spokeswoman for Six Flags said the move was a "management decision" and that it is in the park's rights to "restrict artists from performing".

Speaking to ROLLING STONE, Manson counters, "People do acknowledge and recognise me as truly dangerous... I refuse to say that what I do is showbusiness. 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."

08/06/2003 20:54