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:


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  • fused1013

    I was there! Manson got progressively more obnoxious as the night went on (drunk?) He kept bragging about being a registered sex offender in Detroit WTF ??? His performance was ok but he really did sound like a whiny lil bitch PLUS he was late on his set and trying to blame it on Rob Zombie. They had a structured itinerary he’s the one that fucked up! Rob Zombie was AMAZING and actually seemed to give a damn about us fans. It was FREEZING and at an outdoor venue…

    • http://twitter.com/ricks48038 Rick Socha

      a few years ago, he dragged his junk across the head of a security guard at Pine Knob…since then, he’s always been obnoxious there…

      • Khelos

        As obnoxious that is, that still pretty funny.

  • shadowhog

    They should continue the feud even if it’s just acting. It’s pretty comical.

  • COOP

    In Chicago, Manson appeared to be in a bad mood and looked like he was
    pretty drunk. He made the statement that someone didn’t want him to
    play three more songs, but he didn’t give a shit and was going to play
    them anyway. We assumed this was the typical hype thing both these guys
    do by saying the venue wont let them keep going but they will anyway,
    and the crowd cheers… Only this time Manson left the stage looking
    like they were going to come back for an encore (Beautiful People) and
    never returned so the house lights were brought up. In hindsight, I
    think he was referring to Zombie. Manson sounded mediocre at best and
    looked like shit. We thought he was wearing an umpires vest until we
    realized it was just his belly and tits pressing through his shirt. Even
    Twiggy couldn’t keep the crowd going through Manson’s lackluster
    performance. | Zombie, on the other hand, came out and kicked
    ass from the very beginning. He was non-stop energy and excitement;
    running all over the stage, jumping from monitors and stacks, hyping the
    crowd up, and visibly having a blast. So were J5, Piggy D, and Ginger.
    You could tell they love playing together. J5 was all smiles,
    probably realizing how much better life is away from Manson. |

    In my opinion, I think it probably comes down to Manson being used to
    feeling like a big shot but getting outshined every night by Zombie.
    Manson looked like a former rock star that has let himself go and didn’t
    care anymore. Zombie still has the drive, the energy, and the desire
    to put on an awesome show for the crowd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.sutherland2 Dale Sutherland

    I can’t stand Manson,he’s an annoying individual.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Gunns/1359276169 Ryan Gunns

    I was there in Detroit and Manson definitely didnt seem at the top of his game. Zombie put on a better show than he has lately. Was definitely shocked at some of the comments Rob was making. Wouldnt be surprised if Marilyn did get cut off due to an outside venue and the 11 pm curfew.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.mcallister1 Jay McAllister

    Rob should be worried that Manson will scare all the satan worshipers away.

  • tex

    I think this is just a work to get more attention for each other.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ZombehKitten Raven Deth Slartibartfast

      It’s really not. Marilyn is a drunken idiot nowadays. I have the Golden Gods Awards as proof. That fuck nut was rolling around on the stage, incorrectly singing all his songs. *smh* It’s still pitiful as all hell, though.

  • Wedge

    I too was at the Chicago show and was pretty taken aback by manson’s “off” performance. Manson was incredibly late to the stage. I stood staring at the black curtain for what seemed like 45 minutes. Zombie has never looked better or put on a better performance (that I have seen; this was my fourth show). Marilyn Manson got upstaged plain and simple and that’s an impartial opinion as I love both bands immensely. ->Maybe someone can help me -> Zombie said “look at the size of that big Motherfucker up front in the red shirt…” -> that was me and I have no idea what he said after that? Some people said he wanted me on stage, some people said he wanted me to be beaten to death, and others said he wanted me to hoist up a woman-> thanks for the help

  • sofffej

    Both times I saw Manson on That Metal Show he was an obnoxious prick. He was drunk on that show and worsened as the show went on. Even the hosts were acting annoyed and the camera caught them rolling their eyes. And that’s saying something, because Don and Eddie are two of the biggest ass kissers in the business. Manson kept bringing up getting laid, but he brought it up at weird times and in a very strange way. I’ve watched the videos and Manson sounded like shit and Zombie sounded killer. Somebody needs to tell ol ‘Brian that his 15min were up years ago…

  • Khelos

    The past few times I’ve seen Manson was with Slayer and earlier this year at Rock on the Range in Columbus Ohio. His performance was just how everyone on here described it. He needs to drop the drunken Jim Morison act and start kicking ass again.

    • Khelos

      by the way, Zombie came out after Manson played and show him up big time. It was also Ginger-fish’s first show with Zombie. m/

  • Brian

    I saw it coming… dammit. When I heard, “Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie Tour”, the first thing I thought (other than, “Awesome!”) was, “This isn’t going to work. Zombie’s band is comprised of people who were either ousted from Marilyn Manson, or left Marilyn Manson, the band.” I’m a BIG fan of both artists, but I know Manson’s ego (part of the reason I love that dude) wouldn’t hold up touring with his ex-bandmates. Especially John 5 (fired for no good reason) and Ginger Fish (left Manson prior to the release of “Born Villain”). I’m not surprised at all, but I was really hoping my prediction would be wrong. Dammit. Still love ‘em both. I hope they can squash it. I have tickets for the Atlanta, GA show in 2 weeks. But more than that, these guys should be allies, not enemies.

  • J2theB

    Interesting. I just saw the show in Youngstown last night. We drove 5 hours to see Manson and were surprised how terrible he was this time. Zombie indeed seemed to give a crap about being there and put on a fantastic show and I have already seen Zombie 4 times in the last few years and though many of the videos and stage props are from earlier shows, he still made it look fresh and rocked out.

    To help describe the terrible…. His voice was terrible and he looked like he didn’t give a crap. He mumbled through the songs until it was time to scream, when he actually sounded more like himself.
    I thought he would give a great show because this is basically his back yard or home field and he disappointed greatly.

    Glad Zombie and the band was there to step it up for everyone else. john 5 had a great show along with the rest of the band

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.pounds.90 Michelle Pounds

    I only got the opportunity to see Marilyn Manson at the Golden God’s Award show, and I thought he did a good show, but of course I haven’t seen him previously so I didn’t notice if it was worse or not. But it sounds to me like one of the problems is his drinking and that he needs to either cut back, don’t drink before going onstage, or quit altogether.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521253261 Caroline Mallett

    its all an act Mazza does it all the time just to get the crowd to hate him and it works…and they probably organised the whole thing to get everyone worked up…don’t be surprised..during Big Day Out in Sydney he was going to kick Fred Dursts butt for going over his time…he is always like this..part of the act that is getting predictable…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521253261 Caroline Mallett

    with Mazza its the fact that he is getting fat and hitting mid 40′s unlike zombie who is still as hot as he was 20 years ago..and I am a huge Manson fan seen him 11 times followed him around Australia after so many years and gigs you notice shit


    Saw Manson and Zombie last night in NYC and Manson was disappointing, seen him at least 8 times prior and those were all great shows, this show was pathetic. He was hammered, sounded like crap, forgetting lyrics, and even walked off the stage a few times before the song was done and not finishing the lyrics. Zombie came on and killed out, they sounded as good as I’ve ever seen them. Zombie understands that people pay a good amount of money to see a good show and not some drunk asshole who can barely sing.

  • ggen

    Manson being scandalous even with people he is working with? What else is new. He’s a hack.

  • Bone

    Manson is a butt nugget! Surprised Kerry King hasn’t slapped the shit out of that goober yet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1802979710 Jacquelyn Em

    I saw Manson & Zombie last night in Camden, NJ. I bought tickets specifically to see Manson, since I’ve seen Zombie before. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. He seemed to be drunk at this show as well, and even forgot he was in Jersey. The one great moment was when he asked who in the audience has screwed him, then followed it up with “That’s nothing to be proud of.” Well these days, it’s not. He’s sloppy, fat and a mess. Zombie, however, came out and made up for both sets in 90 minutes. I was very impressed and had a great time. As a Manson fan for 15 years, I’m saying he needs to clean himself up, or retire.

  • Cory

    I have always loved Manson. Always loved Rob Zombie too but never had the chance to see them yet :( I saw Mansons “Eat Me Drink Me” tour in Perth and it was THE MOST AMAZING show I have ever seen. Although at times it did seem to me that he was high on 2CB’s or 2CC or something similar, he still managed to put on a top show. LOL and John 5 at the end, after Reflecting God, being rescued and lead off stage by a guitar tech whilst still playing guitar and completely off with the fairies, was priceless. Damn. I was so excited to see Manson again after seeing the new video clips. Now I’m not so sure. To see a Manson concert that is ANYTHING less than 110%, is simply not a Manson show. 110% is what a Manson show is all about!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.dionne.7 Matt Dionne

    manson was awful on his new england date

  • http://www.facebook.com/justamike Mike Hermon

    I’ll be seeing this show Tuesday night, I dont have high hopes for Manson. My wife and i saw Manson on New Years eve in Ft Worth TX on the Antichrist Superstar tour and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. I’m hoping Halloween Eve will be a phenomenal show, but have a feeling Manson is going to disappoint.