Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson‘s Twins of Evil joint tour in the US is threatening to implode – with both artists engaging in a public slanging match.
Classic Rock reports that a feud between the pair went public at the weekend after Manson told the crowd at his Michigan show that Zombie had forced him to cut short his set.
Manson was pissed, telling the crowd: “I’m going to kick his ass.”
Zombie then added fuel to the fire when he took to the stage, saying “Some tours just don’t go together” and that he’s sick of Manson’s “rock star shit”.
The outbursts came after Manson tweeted that he’d run out of time to play hit track Beautiful People, saying: “You can sing it between Zombie songs. His band has already played it”.
Zombie weighed in on the debate later on Facebook, saying “neither I nor anyone working for me made Manson cut his show short. It’s a co-headliner and we both play the exact same length every night. It’s all very simple. But if one of us chooses to go on late for whatever reason, that time will have to come out of their set. That’s just the way it works, the way it always works. There is no evil going on – it’s all complete nonsense.”
Zombie said Manson’s mood swing also took him by surprise: “I was backstage watching the show, thinking, ‘Hey, this is gonna be a great night,’ when suddenly he starts screaming threats.
“I don’t get it. I’ve known some of his crew for 20 fucking years. Some of them used to work for me. No one would fuck with someone’s show.”
To finish off, Zombie said he regretted bringing up the incident with the audience, describing the exchange as “fourth-grade fight-after-school nonsense with which I have never dealt on tour before.”
Watch this space – things could get crazy here real soon…