Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Cover The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have shared their cover of The Beatles “Helter Skelter“ as they get ready to kickoff their co-headlining Twins Of Evil Tour in Detroit, MI tonight (July 11). The track was produced by Zeuss and it can be found below:

Zombie told Rolling Stone the following when asked how the idea of recording the cover came up:

“We had been talking about doing something together for these shows — that he should come onstage during my set and we’d do a song. But we couldn’t think of what song. After we talked, later that night I was home and I just thought, The obvious song is “Helter Skelter”… It’s so obvious that neither one of us thought of it! And then I figured, well, rather than us just doing it onstage, why don’t we take it one step further and record it and put a new spin on it? That way, rather than just doing some impromptu jam together, now the fans will go, “Oh, there’s the song I’ve already heard, and now they’re doing it.”

He also had the following to say when asked about their approach:

“Well, my thought when it comes to covers is to stick close to the original. Because in my mind, what’s the actual point of doing a cover if no one can recognize it? So with our version, I think it varies as much as it can from the original, but not so much that it becomes a different song.”

He then added the following when asked about the recording session:

“We used my band, and Manson and I did our parts separately. I was on the East Coast and he was in, like, Spain or something, on tour. We were communicating the whole time, but it wasn’t possible to get in the studio together.”

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