Feud on Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson Tour
All is not well on the Twins of Evil tour.
The feud escalated at the October 12 Detroit stop of the co-headlining Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson tour, when Manson accused Zombie of cutting into his set time. Manson told the crowd, "I'm sorry if you came to see Rob Zombie, and he can't come on, because I'm going to beat his ass ... twice ... three fucking times."
There was an issue the night before in Chicago too. After that night, Manson took to Twitter to say, "Sorry to Chicago for not getting to play 'Beautiful People.' You can sing it in between Zombie songs, his band has already played it."
Back to Detroit: Zombie obviously wasn't a fan of the threats. During his set, he yelled several lewd and profane comments directed at Manson. Then he dedicated his cover of "School's Out" to "the only real shock rocker there ever was, Alice Cooper, not some punk-ass bitch."
Zombie also went to social networks to address the situation. On his Facebook page, he wrote:
"I don’t get it. Christ, I’ve known some of his crew for 20 fucking years and some of his crew used work for me. It’s all good. No one would fuck with someone’s show. It is ridiculous.
"Well, of course, I felt the need to respond to the ‘kick my ass remark.’ Who wouldn’t? Although I wish I had kept it backstage and kept the fans out of it. It is all 4th grade fight after school nonsense of which I have never dealt with on tour before. Co-headlining tours always go smooth because everything is cut 50/50 and I mean everything. No one fucks with anyone’s show. It is even fucking Steven. I’ve done it co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles."
The U.S. leg of the Twins of Evil Tour is scheduled to finish up this month, followed by a European Leg. We'll have to wait and see if things calm down or continue to be a problem.
Zombie and Manson are on the cover of Revolver's "Rock! Shock! and Horror!" issue (pictured above) on newsstands now or online here.
Here's a fan-filmed video of the "School's Out" incident below: