Is a beef brewing between two of hard rock’s heavyweights?
Currently on the Twins of Evil tour, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson slung some on-stage verbal jousts at each other during last Friday night’s show in Clarkston, Michigan. According to MLive, a Michigan news site, Zombie and Manson threw jabs at each other during the show, surprising fans who were unaware of the back-stage issues. After telling the crowd that he wished he could have played more songs, Manson threatened Zombie saying “I’m going to kick his ass,” referring to his co-headliner.
When Zombie hit the stage, he attempted to laugh off Manson’s threat saying he was tired of Manson’s “rock star s***” and hoped he enjoyed the show because it “could be his last.” He even went so far as to refer to Mason by Brian, his birth name (Brian Warner).
Later than evening, Manson posted the following tweet which Loudwire believes may refer “to the fact that his former bandmates Ginger Fish and John 5 now play with Zombie.”
Sorry to Chicago for not getting to play "Beautiful People." You can sing it in between Zombie songs, his band has already played it.—
Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) October 12, 2012
The following morning, Zombie took to his Facebook account to post a detailed response to Manson’s accusations of a set cut short.
“As stupid as this all is, I feel I must clear things up a little better. First off, I want to thank all the fans who came out in the freezing cold in Detroit last night. It was a total blast as always.
Unfortunately things turned ugly backstage. Why? I don’t know, but for some reason our touring partner decided to end his set by blaming me for something that I had nothing to do with and screaming he was going to “kick Rob Zombie’s ass as soon as he got off stage.
Go figure. I was backstage hanging, watching the show thinking “hey this is gonna be a great night”, when suddenly he starts screaming threats. So strange. I don’t get it. Christ, I’ve known some of his crew for 20 f***ing years and some of his crew used work for me. It’s all good. No one would f*** 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 f***s with anyone’s show. It is even f***ing Steven.”
Zombie concluded by apologizing for the “4th grade” after-school nonsense saying, “We are all there for the same reasons to give you the best show ever… that’s it.”
The Twins of Evil tour has more than 25 remaining dates.
— Jay Tilles, CBS Local