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Marilyn Manson vs. Nine Inch Nails – Classic Cage Match

Marilyn Manson vs Nine Inch Nails
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Marilyn Manson has made it two-for-two in the Loudwire Classic Cage Match. The shock-rocker’s ‘I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)’ earned a decisive victory of Rob Zombie’s ‘Living Dead Girl’ in a battle of 1999 classics. Can Manson keep the streak alive? He’s facing off against an old frenemy this week.

Nine Inch Nails enter the Classic Cage Match with their hard driving 1999 single, ‘We’re in This Together.’ The track comes from the band’s ambitious double-disc offering ‘The Fragile.’ You can catch NIN this summer on their tour with Soudgarden. Dates can be found here.

Seeing Manson and Nine Inch Nails square off takes us back to the ’90s, where the groups famously toured together, with Trent Reznor showing the upstart Manson band support. That was followed by a few years of a strained relationship between the ’90s superstars before they eventually buried the hatchet.

Friend or foe, they’re good to go. Take a listen to Marilyn Manson’s ‘I Don’t Like the Drugs’ and Nine Inch Nails’ ‘We’re in This Together’ in the players below. Then vote on which track you want to advance in this Loudwire Classic Cage Match in the poll provided.

(This Classic Cage Match will run until Friday, July 25, at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

Marilyn Manson, ‘I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)’

Nine Inch Nails, ‘We’re in This Together’

Rules of Classic Cage Match:


Classic Cage Match songs must be at least 10 years old. Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a band remains the reigning champ for four straight cage matches, they are entered into the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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