Rob Zombie Clarifies Marilyn Manson Touring Problems + More News
The drama is boiling over on the Twins of Evil tour featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Manson apparently called out Zombie onstage in Michigan, which started a bit of a social media back and forth. Zombie addressed the issue directly, posting the following clarification on his Facebook page:
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." [The PRP]
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Good news for metal fans. Metallica are replacing Green Day on Voodoo Music Experience, as the punk rockers had to bail while frontman Billie Joe Armstrong received treatment in rehab. While it was a bum out for Green Day to have to drop off, the replacement band is more than worth the price of admission. 'Tallica will headline on Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual event takes place in New Orleans, and it marks the band's first time as part of the festivities.
"We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience," said Metallica's Lars Ulrich in a statement. "Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We're hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud." [Via Press Release]
Seemless, which featured Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach, onetime Shadows Fall/Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill and former Overcast guitarist Pete Cortese, will reissue their self-titled debut on vinyl. It was doomy rock, with a sense of melody that was unmatched. One song, "Haze," which appeared on the original release via Losing Face Records, was left off of the Equal Vision Records reissue, but will appear on the vinyl edition. Threshold of Pain will release the album on 180 gram configuration/color vinyl as a 2xLP gatefold offering, with alternative artwork and a special etching on side D. It will be hand numbered and limited to 500. The release date will be revealed soon. [Via Press Release]
Popmarket.com is offering some deals on metal releases for Metal Week this coming week. Popmarket is the only online shopping club for music offering amazing weekly and daily deals on box sets, music collectibles and other great products such as their exclusive complete album box set collections. Membership is free and there will be daily deals on deluxe CD box sets and vinyl bundles from Judas Priest, Metallica, Motorhead, Down and Megadeth. [Via Press Release]