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
ARTISTDirect’s Rick Florino recently caught up with rocker/director Rob Zombie to discuss the current state of affairs on the upcoming horror film The Lords Of Salem as well as Mondo Sex Head, the Twins Of Evil tour with Marilyn Manson, and Zombie’s upcoming album. The full interview can be read here. A few excerpts are below.
ARTISTDirect: What do you think makes Mondo Sex Head different from your other remix albums?
Rob Zombie: Truthfully, I don’t know if it’s that different. I wasn’t shooting to make it different than the other records. What I’ve always liked about the other records is they all have a cool, sexy vibe. Probably on Mondo Sex Head, some of the songs can be longer. There’s a remix of “Living Dead Girl” which is seven minutes long. There’s this pretty long trance groove in it. That’s much more out there than any of the tracks on the other remix albums. I like doing these records because I like seeing where the songs can go and how it all fits together.
ARTISTDirect: How’s the new record coming along? It seems like the tightest band you’ve ever had. Does that translate into the studio?
Rob Zombie: It’s been special. I’m really excited. I know everybody says, “Our new record is our best record ever”. That’s a total cliché, but what I do feel about this record is there have been a couple of times in our career where I feel what we’re doing is special. Whether it’s our best record or not is for someone else to decide. With White Zombie, I felt when we made Astro-Creep: 2000 was a special moment for that band. It was like, “This is the key moment for us”. With my first solo record, Hellbilly Deluxe, I felt, “This is a key moment for me”. I haven’t had that feeling since then. I thought the other albums I made were good records and had great songs. People liked them, but every record can’t have that feeling. It wasn’t until this album, I felt that revelation like you’ve just turned the page on the next chapter. This is a significant record for me. That’s very exciting. A lot of it is in part due to the people I’m working with right now.
Below are the full tour dates for the Twins Of Evil Tour. READ MORE