Last night was the tour’s ninth stop. They still have more than 25 stops to go. And yet, Rob Zombie ripped Marilyn Manson a new one on stage last night. Video footage follows at the end of this post.
Folks at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, listened as Zombie ranted, “Some tours just don’t go fucking together.” Zombie said he was tired of Manson’s “rock star shit,” and called Manson out during his cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.”
As you’ll hear from the video, Zombie not only sounds like shit but screams, “The only real shock rocker there ever was, not some punk-ass bitch, Alice Cooper.”
Manson reportedly accused Rob Zombie of cutting his set short, telling the crowd, “I’m going to kick his ass.”
I’d love to see these too old fogies have at it. LOVE. But they’re both pussies, and pussies never throw the first punch.
“Fuck you Marilyn Manson!,” Zombie reportedly yelled several times, along with other choice words including “suck it, Marilyn Manson!” He also called Manson “Brian,” referring to Marilyn’s birth name, Brian Warner.
Manson later 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.”
Zombie himself took to Facebook today, to clarify things.
“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.”