MARILYN MANSON Barred from Cologne Cathedral

Spiegel Online reports that Marilyn Manson got turned away from Cologne cathedral during a visit to the German city. The shock rocker thought maybe it's because he was wearing lipstick.

Any self-respecting American tourist visiting the German city of Cologne would want to pop into the cathedral, surely. But those wishing to visit Germany's largest Gothic cathedral would be better advised to don Hawaiian shirt and shorts than rock the Gothic look, if Marilyn Manson's experience is anything to go by.

The American shock rocker wasn't allowed into the cathedral when he tried to visit it during his current stay in Germany. "Unfortunately they didn't let me in, probably because I was wearing lipstick," Manson told reporters Wednesday in Cologne.

Read more at Spiegel Online.

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