Saturday, October 13th 2012
News: Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie
It’s always a shame when siblings can’t get along. That’s exactly what’s going down right now on the Twins of Evil tour featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.
According to Mlive.com, things got ugly between the two shock rockers last night (10/12/12) during a stop at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston Michigan. It all started when Manson told fans that Zombie cut his set short and that he would “kick his ass.”
By the time Zombie took the stage he had plenty of pent up anger to share with the crowd. Zombie not only admitted that Manson made no attempt to kick his ass during intermission but had hoped that Manson enjoyed the show as it could be their last together.
Towards the end of the set, Zombie paid tribute to legendary shock rocker (and Michigan native) Alice Cooper by covering School’s Out. During the cover, Zombie made numerous digs at Manson, even referring to him by his real name. You can check out some fan filmed footage down below.
Zombie has just issued the following statement via his Facebook page:
“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 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 4rd 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. Not with Pantera, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Korn, Megadeth or anyone ever. So I didn’t expect any troubles on this. It seemed like a great idea at the time.
But shit happens. Anyway, sorry to the fans who had to dealt with the embarrassing stupidity of it all. We are all there for the same reasons to give you the best show ever… that’s it.”
With numerous dates (including a run through Europe) left on the Twins of Evil tour it shall be interesting to see if these two will be able to co-exist or not. To check out the remaining dates, click here.