Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson Feud Erupts On Stage

War of words between "Twins Of Evil" headliners after Manson comments.

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Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson's Twins Of Evil double-header might have appeared a hot ticket to a number of metal fans. But, given the war of words that has erupted in recent days, it seems questionable as to whether the tour will even make it to the finish line.

As Classic Rock reports, the feud between the two went public at a show in Clarkston, Michigan, when Manson vowed that he was "going to kick his [Rob Zombie's] ass" because Zombie had forced him to cut his set short. Taking the stage later in the evening, Rob Zombie retorted by saying that "some tours just don't go together" and that he was sick of Marilyn Manson's "rock star sh-t".

Zombie later took to Facebook to clarify what had gone on: "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 noted that he was surprised with Manson's change in mood: "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 f--king years. Some of them used to work for me. No one would f--k with someone's show."

The "Dragula" singer also said that he regretted discussing the incident with the audience, calling the exchange "fourth-grade fight-after-school nonsense with which I have never dealt on tour before."

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    "Manson vowed that he was "going to kick his [Rob Zombies] ass" Ya know, just sizing the two of `em up and judging by the builds, I think ol Rob would whip the holy bejeezus out of MM.
    I looked at the pictures of the two on this article, and just thought "Yeah, Manson, good luck with that"
    Manson always says shit like that though. I remember theres a video where someone threw a bottle at him so he told security to bring the guy up on stage, so he moves to the other side of the stage and then throws a bottle at him and starts calling him a pussy while the guy has his hands in the air to the crowd like "Fuck yeah I did it".
    Nah John5 used to play for Manson, got outta there 'cause he was tired of Manson's behaviour and went to work for Zombie.
    Mansons seem like raging kiddo and Rob a grown-up here
    That's what I was thinking. But not really a fan of either of these musicians. I just read the article cause it looked interesting.
    MM seems to be a pretty big douche sometimes, and Rob seems to have come out on top in this one, but that just might be journalism bias. In other useless news I prefer Rob over MM anyways.
    Manson vowed that he was "going to kick his [Rob Zombies] ass" You guys obviously don't know how to use square brackets correctly.
    I am a bigger fan of Marilyn Manson than Rob Zombie, considering I don't listen to his music a lot of the time, but what he (Rob Zombie) argued makes sense. If MM did go over, he should cut the time in the next show. It's true about sometimes working with more than one person gets more difficult. It would be difficult for two artists to share the limelight. Both would want to be heard, more than the next band.
    I thought about that, but I think Manson does have some room to complain. Manson uses actual props during his set (movable stairs, giant crosses, 30ft line up signs), and zombie just uses a wall of screens. It's WAY easier for zombie to change his stage for the next song. Manson had to take a minute or two to change the stage and his costume (in the dark, props to the roadies for that one). He could have probably played 3 extra songs in that time. I feel because Manson had to work harder for his stage to come alive, he should be allowed to discount the time it took to change scenery.
    "fourth-grade fight-after-school nonsense with which I have never dealt on tour before." I believe Zombie also had a feud on tour with Bullet For My Valentine once regarding merchandise pricing, in which Bullet were subsequently booted off
    Hopefully they keep this crazy circus running through this Saturday, so I can actually see them! Besides, it makes no sense for Zombie to bite into Manson's set time. He has nothing to gain from it, really.
    Good luck fighting in heels Manson, and make sure your make-up doesn't smear! What a clown.
    Doesn't John 5 play guitar for both of them? I wonder what he's thinking about this...
    Nero Galon
    I bet by next week Rob and Brian will be best buds and say that this was a mix up...
    I was at that show. I thought it was hilarious, and I was kind of hoping to watch them fight on stage. Both put on a great show, but I did wish Manson was on just a little longer. He was surprisingly funny, and his stage was more prop oriented vs. Zombie's screens and people in giant costumes.
    This sucks... wnna see that show. For Zombie not the tranny mannequin manson
    I guess this is the year washed up music stars go off the deep end. What a shame, this is truly embarrassing. Funny enough, I was on facebook yesterday and saw R.Z's explanations as he posted them and I wondered if I'd see the sitch on here today.
    This is what happens when you put 2 egotists like that on a huge scale tour together. I do like both of their music, but can't they just shut up and play the music, please.
    Rob's never struck me as egotistical at all, actually. He's a pretty humble and friendly dude. Oddly, offstage Marilyn Manson can be quite similar, but onstage he seems to constantly pull these kind of stunts. Waiting for someone to give Marilyn a good "Glen Danzig" to the face for one of his tantrums someday.
    Love both bands. Manson always does this kind of thing, almost seems like it is part of the show. Not going to take sides. Either way I hope they continue to tour together. I really wish I could see this tour at some point, but not playing anywhere near me.