Marilyn Manson’s Role Cut From TV Adaptation Of Stephen King’s “The Stand”

Marilyn Manson and his cover of The Doors’ “The End” have both been cut from the new TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” According to director Josh Boone, the frontman was removed from the show due to budgetary constraints.

Boone told EW.com the following:

“Just to clarify, Marilyn Manson and I had long-discussed him taking on the role of The Kid in The Stand. He and the great Shooter Jennings even recorded a killer cover of The Doors song, ‘The End,’ that ultimately proved too expensive to use. The show was made on a very tight budget and some of the dreams we had went to the wayside. The Kid was another casualty. When Manson wasn’t able to make it work schedule-wise, the storyline was ultimately excised and never shot, which is for the best, as no one could have slayed that role like Manson would have. Hope to work with him in the future.”

He also added:

“We thought we were going to be able to restore the character of The Kid, but there really isn’t a lot of reason for The Kid to exist.”

“The Stand” series will premiere on CBS All Access on December 17.

Representative For Marilyn Manson Issues New Statement Regarding Evan Rachel Wood Allegations

As previously reported, Marilyn Manson recently ended an interview with Metal Hammer after being asked about his ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. The “Westworld” star sadly had an abusive relationship with an older man, who many believe to be Manson, and the publication wanted to see what the frontman had to say about the allegations. However, he ended up hanging up on them and has since had a representative send them a statement to address some of their questions.

Here’s the questions that Metal Hammer asked:

“1) In the interview, before the call was terminated, we asked how Marilyn Manson (MM) felt on hearing Evan Rachel Wood (ERW)’s testimony. How did he feel?

2) How does it feel to be “tried by social media”? He has been accused by people online of some terrible things. Would he like to take this opportunity to answer those critics and clear his name?

3) ERW responded to online gossip that her unnamed abuser was [actor] Mickey Rourke by tweeting: “A lot of rumors have been circulating around about who I was talking about in my testimony. I would like to clear something up and say, it wasn’t Mickey Rourke.” How did MM feel to read that, bearing in mind that some people online have claimed that the unnamed abuser could be him? Did he reach out to ERW and ask her to clear his name also?

4) After a Twitter user asked ERW why she has never named her abuser, she replied: “They threatened to kill me or have me killed”. Back in 2009, MM appeared to make light-hearted/hyperbolic comments about fantasising about “smashing her skull with a sledgehammer” – does he regret making comments like that today?

5) Does he agree with Patricia Arquette’s tweet that “Marilyn Manson Cutting himself 158 x’s when he called Evan Rachel Wood after breakup it’s not [LOVEHEART EMOJI] it’s abuse”?

6) What does it say of our culture that when he made those comments in 2009 they were seen as Manson being controversial and outrageous but today are questioned and considered abuse?

7) Another former girlfriend of Marilyn Manson’s, Esmé Bianco, also testified in front of the California Senate Public Safety Committee about an abusive past relationship she had. How does he feel about the fact that two of his ex-girlfriends have had such relationships?

8) Another of Manson’s former partners, Rose McGowan, has been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement – with at least three of his ex-partners claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of men who then intimidated them into silence, does he stand in support of them?

9) It’s possible to interpret lyrics on the song Perfume on his new album as being about ‘victim culture’ – the song seems to suggest that some victims relish their victimhood and do it for fame (‘So you wear your damage on your sleeve… Cause victim is chic/You’re as famous as your pain’) – is that how he feels?

10) The song could even be considered threatening to someone who is claiming victimhood: ‘In your hair will be brains.’ What is the song Perfume about?”

Here’s how Manson’s representative responded:

“We have advised our client not to comment further on your article.

Personal testimony is just that, and we think it’s inappropriate to comment on that.

You then go on to talk about Manson being accused of ‘terrible things’ by unnamed ‘critics’ but offer no guidance on who these critics are and what these things are, so it’s not possible to comment.

You then mention Mickey Rourke. It is my understanding that Evan Rachel Wood dated multiple people around the time she was dating Manson. Basic internet research will give you a host of other names that have not come up in any of our discussions.

Your next couple of points deal with comments Manson made in Spin magazine in 2009. Your confusion around the timeline of this is extremely worrying. [Editor’s note: there is no confusion around this timeline.] The comments in Spin where Manson had a fantasy of using a sledgehammer on Evan and he cut himself 158 times was obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account. The fact that Evan and Manson got engaged six months after this interview would indicate that no one took this story literally.

You go on to talk about Manson commenting on sexual harassment, Me Too and specifically the experiences of his ex partner Rose McGowan. These are all issues that Manson has publicly addressed and are available online. Please see Channel 4 interview from 15th December 2017.

Manson has never shied away from public comment – equally he does not have to make the same comment twice.

There will be no further comment on specific songs. Your journalist had the opportunity to ask Manson about his music – one of only two interviews granted in the UK – and he chose not to. Trying to weave one section of one song from an artist with a 30 plus year career to fit a narrative is both disingenuous and troublesome.

You mention Manson’s ex fiancée Rose McGowan in your questions. Rose is one of the bravest and most outspoken figureheads of the Me Too movement. Manson remains friends with McGowan and she talks very fondly of their three a half years together. There are multiple sources worldwide. I link to a Washington Post article on McGowan’s memoir Brave.

You fail to mention Manson’s ex-wife Dita Von Teese, who remains good friends with Manson. Quoting from a Female First article published in 2018, ‘Dita admits she has been “lucky” to avoid any abusive episodes in the entertainment industry in her career’.

There are also numerous articles over multiple years where Evan Rachel Wood speaks very positively about her relationship with Manson. In NetAPorters.com’s The Edit: “I wouldn’t trade any of [our relationship],” Wood told the mag. “I appreciate everything he taught me. I just don’t think we were right for each other.”

Finally you talk about death threats. Manson knows all about those – he has had many. He has spent his career being blamed for everything from Columbine to teenage suicide. Unfortunately, we live in a time where people believe what they read on the Internet, and feel free to say what they want with no actual evidence. The effects can be catastrophic and promoting non fact based information is wholly irresponsible. All we can try and do, as the media and individuals, is to use facts and truth and not hide behind gossip and conjecture to further our own agendas.”

[via Metal Hammer]

Marilyn Manson Ends Interview After Being Asked About Evan Rachel Wood

According to Metal Hammer, Marilyn Manson recently ended an interview with them after being asked about his ex-girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”). This news comes after Wood previously opened up about an abusive relationship she had with an older man, who many believe to be Manson.

Wood dated Manson when she was 18 and he was 36. Then, in 2019, she gave a testimony in front of a California Senate Public Safety committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee in which she discussed the disturbing physical and mental abuse that she suffered from someone she was dating in her late teens. Though she didn’t mention him by name, many assume she was referring to Manson due to the timeline she described. On top of that, the frontman has even said in the past that he had “fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.” When asked about all this during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Manson said the following:

“This is where I head out to the photoshoot, because I talk about music. I’m not here to talk about rumors. I understand that you have to ask a question like that, but I don’t want to talk about rumors as music as I want to talk about music.”

He then added: “Like I said, I won’t qualify it with an answer,” before hanging up the phone.

Metal Hammer said the following about the exchange:

“Marilyn Manson hung up on us as soon as we mentioned [Wood’s] name, and his people refused to have him answer any further questions – though they did provide us with a statement addressing 10 key questions we wanted Manson to answer, which we will be publishing later this week.

So, why – to paraphrase a question posed to us by Manson’s people – did Hammer, a heavy metal magazine, feel the need to get involved with all this? Well, we have one of the largest platforms of any rock or metal brand in the world. We encourage these ongoing efforts towards accountability within the music industry, and we’re aware that providing artists with unquestioning support – particularly when there’s a legitimate reason to ask questions – undermines that, no matter how much we love their music or like them as people.”

Marilyn Manson Discusses His Lockdown Wedding During Recent Chat With Nicolas Cage

Marilyn Manson recently interviewed actor Nicolas Cage for Interview Magazine and the two discussed a variety of topics. Among them was Manson’s wedding, which apparently occurred during the coronavirus lockdown.

Cage said the following about the wedding:

“That’s what I’m doing to keep myself amused. By the way, is it okay to talk about your wedding? I thought your wedding was beautiful because that’s what you were doing while you were in lockdown. I got to see a little of it on FaceTime, and I thought it was very beautiful, the way you sang ‘Love Me Tender.’”

Manson continued:

“You were the only guest at the wedding on FaceTime. And you definitely cock blocked me on singing ‘Love Me Tender,’ because you mentioned you were going to sing it to us, but I had set up a karaoke machine to do it myself. We both sang it in the end, and your version was even more beautiful.”

Cage added:

“I didn’t know you were going to do it. There was no “Coooooock” block! But let me say one thing: You are blessed. Since this whole thing happened to us—and of course I feel terrible for everyone who has succumbed to this horrifying virus— I have not seen Riko [Shibata, Cage’s girlfriend] for six months. As soon as we got back from New York, she had to go to Japan, and now all Americans are banned indefinitely from flying to Japan. She can’t come here because then she can’t go back to Japan without being put in a government facility for weeks on end. So you’re blessed. I’m here with my cats and my crow and my occasional improvisational situation comedies that I do on voicemail, but that’s about it.”

You can read more from Manson and Cage HERE.

Marilyn Manson Recruits Norman Reedus For “Don’t Chase The Dead” Video

Marilyn Manson has premiered a new video for his song “Don’t Chase The Dead.“ The clip was directed by Travis Shinn and it features Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”, etc.). The track is from Manson‘s latest album “We Are Chaos,“ which recently debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200.

Marilyn Manson Premieres “We Are Chaos” Video

Marilyn Manson has premiered a new video for the title track of his new album “We Are Chaos.” That effort will be released on September 11.

“We Are Chaos” Track Listing:

01. “Red Black and Blue”
02. “We Are Chaos”
03. “Don’t Chase the Dead”
04. “Paint You With My Love”
05. “Half-Way & One Step Forward”
06. “Infinite Darkness”
07. “Perfume”
08. “Keep My Head Together”
09. “Solve Coagula”
10. “Broken Needle”

Manson said the following about the new record:

“When I listen to ‘We Are Chaos‘ now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today. This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.”

“This concept album is the mirror Shooter [Jennings] and I built for the listener – it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.”

“Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

Marilyn Manson To Release New Single “We Are Chaos” Tomorrow

Marilyn Manson will be releasing a new song titled “We Are Chaos” tomorrow (July 29) at 9am PDT / 12am EDT. The track is expected to appear on his new album, which he worked on with Shooter Jennings. The apparent artwork for the single and a teaser video can be found below:

Marilyn Manson Collaborating With A$AP Ferg

It look like Marilyn Manson is working on new music with rapper A$AP Ferg. The two artists recently shared some posts from the studio:

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MM & A$AP Ferg in the studio tonight.

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Running it up @marilynmanson

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