Marilyn Manson is a self-proclaimed poster boy for all things society fears, but all those who pay close attention understand that Manson is a man of heart. Following the apparent suicide attempt of late singer Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Paris, Manson reached out to the teen, offering her well-wishes and generosity.
Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper kicked off their 'Masters of Madness' tour on June 1 in Albuquerque, N.M. The horrorshow featured full sets from both shock rock icons, but the crowd was treated to a unique duet as the pair shared the stage for Alice Cooper's classic anthem 'I'm Eighteen' (watch above).
It should be quite a summer this year with Alice Cooper -- the original shock rocker -- and Marilyn Manson -- his modern-day equivalent -- teaming up on tour together. Their partnership took them to the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet and we were able to speak with both musicians on a variety of topics, including stalkers, dangerous stage props and, of course, their mutual admiration for each other ahead of this summer's 'Masters of Madness' tour.
Marilyn Manson, especially at the height of his late '90s fame, was known for his shocking onstage antics, but during a show in Detroit in 2001 there was one unsuspecting participant in his performance that wasn't thrilled with his inclusion. The scantily clad Manson, wearing a thong and panty hose, surprised one of the show's security guards when he wrapped his legs around the guard and gyrated against his head.
The annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards has just announced some intriguing additions to the show's 2013 event. Danzig have been confirmed to perform at this year's Golden Gods, with former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein set to join the band for a special guest appearance. Additionally, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper will grace the awards show along with more of rock's biggest names.
Last summer, there were rumors that Avril Lavigne and Marilyn Manson were dating. Those rumors were humorously thwarted by Manson and the world soon found out that it was Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and not Manson that the pop singer had her eyes on. However, there was something to that pairing with Manson -- something musical.