GDSS Biografy

The tribute band GODAMN SUPERSTAR was created in 1997 by Pierre Tagliabue (DR. DAMN), sealed up with inauguration concert in early 1998 in a big arena, built for Italian and international concerts & tributes. Since this first show in Italy, GODAMN SUPERSTAR has been touring Europe regularly. One of the best shows in 2001 was attended by Manson himself, during the “1st Marilyn Manson Italian Convention and Tribute Night” in Milan. One day ahead of Marilyn Manson’s concert at Fila Forum in Milan, GD S performed on stage, while the members of MM’s band were watching the show. Hopefully, realizing the impact and importance of their own music on the young musicians and audience. What a night! Unforgetable for Dr. Damn and his band. The Convention hosted Media, V.I.P., TVs s & Radio Stations, Fans, Merchandise, Sponsors, and so on. The party carried on, all night long! GODAMN SUPERSTAR started playing with unbelievable passion and strength, shocking the narrow-minded, puritan people and getting in trouble with Cops and the ...ah ah Law!! In the same time a huge number of fans, around Italy first, around Europe and later around the clock, showed their continuous support for the band. Manson showed his appreciation and support by granting them the title of Marilyn Manson’s Official European Tribute Band!!! Why Dr. Damn decided to start a tribute band for MARILYN MANSON? Firstly, to show his appreciation to Marilyn Manson for his great impact on the somewhat stagnant music scene from the early 90's. Beside the authenticity of his sound, his message was powerful and relevant. An outreach. A connection. The world was ready for Marilyn Manson. Secondly, Dr. Damn was quite impressed with Manson’s well-rounded personality and artistic talents, and felt a profound connection with him – personally, intellectually, and professionally. Hence, the idea of creating the tribute. Later the project evolved, the passion rose, the ideas amplified, the support proliferated, and the goal was identified. The aim of Godamn Superstar is to promote different kinds of “Underground Art and Artists” and to support diversity in thinking and in expressing one’s self, by developing and popularizing the original philosophy of Marilyn Manson. As a lead of the official European tribute band for Marilyn Manson, Dr. Damn ’s personal mission is to spread this concept around the world, to increase the understanding and appreciation of ART in all its shapes, colors, and sounds, and to support talented artists around Europe. Underground Art needs a strong push and Dr. Damn’s Tribute is embracing this mission!!! How did it all started? Everything started after Dr. Damn saw Manson’s concert at Palalido Stadium, in Milan, on June the 4th 1997.That was something that he was not used to see anymore, so damn true and real!! He wanted to learn more about this artist and the band, and so DD embarked on this new adventure. To prepare a real, respectful tribute to the talent of the reverend and the genuineness of MM's philosophy, DD decided to go to the U. S. to learn everything possible about Manson’s life and vision, visiting his own town and the area around, where everything started with the Spooky Kids. On his 3rd trip to the USA, DD was in California to follow Manson in his new "home town”, watching the environment where the Manson was living and creating his new sounds and concept. One day he met Manson in Melrose Avenue at the Necromance, which is a really weird shop that sells the most gore & grotesque shit. Manson was buying a present for Twiggy (bones & skeleton of little animals in other words Taxonomic stuff, sweet!!) and they talked shortly, out of respect for his privacy and private time, which was appreciated. Again, Dr. Damn was impressed by the personality Manson projected during their conversation - smart, calm, deep and patient. He left the impression that not a word came out of his mouth, without being considered and articulated well. This was a very important experience for Dr. Damn; especially, since he had already started the tribute band for Manson in his attempt to show the “real face” of Marilyn Manson. The “real face” of the so called freaks, weirdos, losers, and all the cheap categories of that sort, only judging but not explaining why some people are so particular. Material and lobotomized "beautiful people" will never get behind the outside appearance and makeup; they will never get the true reasons behind unusual, different, and liberated behaviors. There's a whole universe inside each one of us. True feelings that are kept inside. True disagreement and liberation that is acted out. "This is how I describe", Pierre says, "the typical, real, true Manson’s fans, the ones that I meet and I talk to after every concert. Manson relays to their experiences and they feel understood, and most of all accepted. It is a powerful experience. Of course, blind followers may turn crazy, with their fears and insecurities twisting his philosophy. Something minute may bring a maniacal, horrible end of the story. A valid question is who creates their fears and sows the seeds of their hatred? Definitely not Manson. He is the one who tries to wake them up from the painful nightmare and raises them from the mud. The collaboration and mutual feeling of respect between Manson and Dr. DAMN deepened. On September 2nd, 2001, Manson played in Germany at M' ERA LUNA Festival, which DD joined for some shows. DD had in his possession pictures from the scandalous MM’s concert in Rome, where a young bitch from the audience tried to become famous reporting MM to the cops for a fake sex act on stage. Actually, Dr. Damn was supposed to be on the stage instead, but because of a misunderstanding with JT, Manson’s "fact totum", the planned scene failed and Manson picked up another person from the crowd, for a pretended sex scene. At least DD was able to take some good shots of the scene, clearly showing that the bitch was laughing all the time and having fun. However, at then at the end of the show she went to the "Polizia" with fake claims, pretending to be shocked and scandalized from the obscene act on stage. DD brought a good closeup of the that night to Germany, for Manson ’s court appearing. Spreading their ideas around the world!! The World LEGACY!! Godamn Superstar is in close collaboration with MM fans around the world, especially, MM’s Official European Fan Club (for more information visit www.godamnsuperstar.com ). Dr. DAMN decided to create something of big and unique with them. The Marilyn Manson World LEGACY. The aim of this project is to join all MM fan clubs, web sites, fanzine, etc. under the name of Manson and promote his philosophy and true image, to counteract the misinterpretations of anti-Manson Media. Here are some links to better explain this idea and show everyone what is the dimension and importance of this invaluable project: http//www.godamnsuperstar.com Legancy In pursuit of expanding and popularizing the LEGACY, DD moved to California for over two years, in San Francisco then in Los Angeles. During that time, he met again with Manson, with the idea to work on his GODAMN & LEGACY projects. In 2002 there was a very interesting meeting between Manson and Dr. DAMN at MM Art show in L.A., where Manson spent a lot of time talking with his Altered-Ego and he promised DD, support and, as a proof of his respect, his former stage costumes for DD's shows. Manson again displayed the deep and intelligent aspect of his personality. After that, in May 2003, DD was invited to the 1st show of Marilyn Manson at the "Key Club" on Sunset Blvd. The Tour started and Pierre followed a lot of dates, collecting new info and materials to continue his GODAMN SS project. So stay tuned. "Watch out for cheaters, fake bullshit Bands and Posers that use Manson to get cheap fame and $$$ and fuck around with blind MM jerk Fans.... Respect to those who deserve it, fuck the rest... (Dr. DAMN)

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