It’s never easy being fifteen, but when your teachers are killing each other, the prefect who loves to bully you is experimenting with crucifixion, and the rival gang from across town have decided that ritualistic cannibalism is the way to go, pimples and body odor don’t seem like such big problems after all. These are the final days of St. Marks School for Boys, and the punishment for disobedience is death!
At last night’s show (Friday, Oct. 12th) in Clarkston, MI at the DTE Amphitheater, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson kinda went off on each other, resulting in some profanity-laden moments being tossed around by both parties. What supposedly happened is that Marilyn Manson began his show late and wasn’t able to get the full setlist in that was originally intended. As a result, Manson apparently told the crowd that he was, “…going to beat his ass,”, supposedly in reference to Rob Zombie. When Zombie went onstage, he took his time onstage as an opportunity to curse our Manson. This was especially apparent in the band’s cover of Alice Cooper‘s “Schools Out”, where he continuously said, “Fuck you, Marilyn Manson!” and “Suck it, Marilyn Manson!” Video of this can be seen below as well as a Facebook post from Rob Zombie.
Look, it’s pretty simple in my mind: If Manson went on late, he needs to realize that his set will be cut short. Tours have a VERY specific schedule that they need to adhere to. Remember that the crew has to break down the sets, load them up, and get to the next location so they can build everything before the show and do sound checks and everything else required to ensure a show goes smoothly. Manson knows this as he’s been touring for the better part of 20 years. So for him to lose it like this is not only childish, it’s idiotic. Then again, there might be things happening backstage that I have no clue about, so who’s to say? READ MORE
I’m in a weird frame of mind. Seems like more and more of todays pop stars are big hard rock/metal fans. Lady Gaga is certainly one, what with her near obsession of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Now Ke$ha is joining in on this trend by having shock rock legend Alice Cooper come up on stage in Oslo during a cover of School’s Out. So why the weird mood? Because as cool as it is that they are sharing their love of metal with their fans, these pop artists are just so…well, they just try way too damn hard to shock the world the way that the rock stars the idolize did in their time. Trouble is, our generation has pretty much seen and heard it all. So, these attempts to shock and awe us with fashion and “provocative” lyrics don’t have nearly the same impact. Basically, stop trying so hard with how you look and focus on the music you’re releasing.
Johnny Depp joined Alice Cooper on stage in London where he rocked the axe during School’s Out. As he was leaving the stage, apparently Alice Cooper said, “I think we can use another guitar player. If this whole movie thing doesn’t work out, call us.” Hmmm… You can check out the footage after the jump.