Otep Says Marilyn Manson’s Wife Would Call Her House “Hysterical Because He Was On Another Drug Binge, Threatening Her Life”

Otep has taken to social media to comment on the disturbing abuse allegations that were leveled against Marilyn Manson by Evan Rachel Wood and several other women. According to her, Manson’s current wife Lindsay Usich was friends with her ex-girlfriend and she used to call their house “hysterical because he was on another drug binge, threatening her life, throwing knives at her that stuck in the wall and verbally assaulting her.”

Here’s Otep’s full statement:

“WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION COMNG: Hey everyone, ok, I’ve been getting a lot of requests regarding my thoughts on Manson. I don’t normally discuss personal stuff but since all this evidence is coming out that he’s sexually & physically assaulted a number of women and minors not to mention being a sexist and a Nazi sympathizer, I’ve decided to tell you what I know:

I was a HUGE fan of his. I even wore his shirt on Ozzfest when ppl were blaming him for Columbine. And I’ve met him many times. We have mutual friends including Gene Simmons son, Nick Simmons. Manson even told one of my fans he was afraid of me after SEVAS TRA was released which I took as a HUGE compliment.

But then I dated a woman who was friends with his current wife Lyndsay (and her twin sister – who’s married to James Iha of A Perfect Circle) and Lyndsay used to call our house In the early hours & I was told she hysterical bcz he was on another drug binge, threatening her life, throwing knives at her that stuck in the wall & verbally assaulting her. We offered many times to have her come to mine bcz he would NEVER come face ME with that bullshit (believe it) but sadly she wouldn’t leave him. So, my ex would be calm and talk her down until Manson realized she was on the phone and he whoa’d down.

But then he started calling in the early hours. I was told he was paranoid, gacked out of his mind, and accusing his wife of cheating with an imaginary person who had blonde hair with a blonde mustache named “Don” who he, I’m told, saw on his security cameras and was “fucking his wife”.

Look. This is heartbreaking for all the women he’s hurt but also for all the fans who always had his back – like ME.

BUT — He’s not the Luciferian evil everyone thinks he is. He’s just a violent junkie who chooses to bully and, according to reports, physically & sexually attacks women who he thinks are weaker than he is. I say …may he rot. #OTEP”

Otep’s comments come after Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) said that he has “been vocal over the years about [his] dislike of Manson as a person” and after Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) said that “every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true.” Since the allegations came out, California State Senator Susan Rubio has called for an investigation into Manson. Two of his exes, Rose McGowan and Dita Von Teese, have both commented as well. Von Teese’s statement was the most recent and she said that the “details made public do not match [her] personal experience” with the singer, while also adding that “abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.” For his part, Manson claimed that the accusations “are horrible distortions of reality.”

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Rock/Metal Musicians React To Pro-Trump Rioters Storming The Capitol

As you are probably well aware of by now, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. earlier today (January 6) as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College votes to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to comment on the insurrection, which was spurred by Trump himself. You can find some of the various reactions below:

Paul Stanley (KISS):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Otep:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Noodles (The Offspring):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink 182):

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Joe Biden Winning The Presidency

Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will now become the 46th president of the United States. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to react to the good news and you can find some of their various posts below:

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Otep:

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Machine Head:

Chris Motionless (Motionless In White):

Spider One (Powerman 5000):

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones):

Sacred Reich:

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Chad I Ginsburg (CKY):

Ben Koller (Converge):

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns):

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“Empathy” 11.07.2020, Richmond, VA. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS… all the major news networks have just called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Although these are just projections by media outlets (nothing is official until the members of the Electoral College cast their votes on Dec. 14th, 2020, then announced by a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021), & although there will be a lot of lawsuits brought forth by Donald Trump who will not concede anytime soon (or ever?), it’s obvious that it’s OVER- Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone, no matter who you voted for, to behave with some class; to speak & act with some empathy. This country has been consumed by a toxic polarity- it is time for that toxicity to end, because it is not sustainable & it does not accomplish anything. We are all tired. We all have strong feelings. It is time to act like adults with correctly calibrated moral compasses. My feelings about President Trump (& politicians in general, for that matter) are well known, but I have zero reason to gloat. That is childish, & it accomplishes nothing. Instead I will choose to act with empathy, & hope that some level of civility will return to American discourse across the board. I just came back from a “Stop the Steal” rally near the VA State Capitol, where I shot these photos. No one was rude to me, & they announced from the beginning that it would be a peaceful protest- that is their right, & although I disagree with them, I support their right- they are my countrymen & women. These people are going to be very upset today- I will show people like this empathy in the hope that we can find common ground somehow, & that this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last 4 years will begin to lift. It HAS to, or we all are screwed. Please- let’s all start talking to each other again. I hope you all have a good day- now, I’m going surfing. Peace. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MadeInWetzlar #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #honetheaesthetic

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Nergal (Behemoth):

Brian May (Queen):

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Congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and trailblazer Kamala Harris !!! It’s been hard for me to stay silent over the last few days, weeks, months, but I felt it would be wrong to interfere in even the smallest way in the politics of another country. But there is a part of me that will always be rooted in the USA – I love America and have felt profound pain watching its freedoms and decency being eroded. I can now finally speak up. I feel massive joy – I see this is a victory for the people by the people – and hopefully just in time to make it possible to start to heal the terrible damage that has been done to the American Nation and its standing in the World in recent times. I’m thrilled for my dear American friends, that they have taken this step to reclaim compassion, justice, truth, accountability, and dignity. I’m well aware that America is split as to whether Trump as a president was a Champ or a Chump. But what you guys will discover over the next few weeks is that the rest of the world was NOT split. The whole world, like me, is rejoicing with you at this moment – feeling that we are getting our best friend back – our friend America. Yes – I will pray for unity and decent debate, with some great Rebublicans sharing the work load in the new regime. And – Yes – at last – the United States of America can again be Champions of the World !!! Bri

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Richard Patrick (Filter):

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#dems #gop #republican #democracy #democrats

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Make Them Suffer Keyboardist Booka Nile Calls Out Audience Member For Groping Her At Leipzig, Germany Show

During Make Them Suffer’s show at Naumanns in Leipzig, Germany earlier today (May 12), a crowd surfer ended up groping keyboardist/vocalist Booka Nile after making their way to the stage. Nile and the band both tweeted about the messed up situation:

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time something like this has happened at metal shows this year. Otep previously called out members of the audience for sexually assaulting her during her February 24 show at the Futurum in Prague, Czech Republic:

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Prague. Beautiful people. Beautiful venue. Amazing show ❤️ Much love to the majority of good ppl of Prague who gave us an incredible show ❤️ Love & respect to you all 🖤 You are some crazy motherfuckers 🔥 Good and bad 🔥 Meeting & talking with so many incredibly devoted & passionate fans: Beautiful madness 🖤 Watching you lose your minds during the songs & feeling your passion during the show — Incredible 🔥 Hearing you scream every lyric & chanting my name after the last song — Wow. Beautiful ❤️ Talking before the show and getting gifts and kisses from all the beautiful women here: Just lovely 🖤 Signing this dude’s face after the show — Insane & amazing 🖤 Signing other ppls skin with my autograph & my sadistic scribbles: An honor 🖤 But … 😡 Being sexually assaulted THREE fucking times DURING my show: BAD 😡 Really, really bad 🔥 Especially for those who did it. They left pretty lumped up bcz I don’t play that shit 🔥 You grope my breasts while I’m on stage, during a song, and then punch me in the stomach when I tell you to stop multiple times, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating 🔥 You scream “show me your cunt” then charge the stage & say “I like what you have” and then grab my vagina, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating — maybe a broken orbital socket and your bone pierces your upper cheek & blood pours down your face — so be it 🔥 Or you work at the club and come to apologize for what happened & then then try to force yourself on me, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating 🔥 These idiots were disgusting & got what they deserved 💯✊🏽 But much, much love to the rest of my fans for coming to my aid when no one else would and for showing me that the majority of the ppl of Prague are beautiful souls & simply incredible in every way 🖤 Thank you sooo much for that ❤️ All my love & respect. Forever ❤️ #OTEP 👑

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Otep Announces European/UK Tour

Otep has announced a European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/01 Metz, FRA – TBA
02/02 Cham, GER – L.A. Live Style
02/04 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
02/08 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
02/09 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
02/12 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/13 London, UK – Underworld
02/14 Coventry, UK – The Arches
02/15 Manchester, UK – Factory
02/17 Lancaster, UK – The Yorkshire House
02/18 Swansea, UK – The Bunkhouse
02/19 Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans
02/20 Roeselare, BEL – De Velichte Geest
02/21 Siegburg, GER – Kubana Live Club
02/23 Ostrava, CZE – Barrack Music Club
02/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum

Otep Announces Fall U.S. Tour

Otep has announced a fall tour with The World Over. One Day Waiting will also perfom on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/23 Bakersfield, CA – Club 1933
11/24 Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
11/27 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/29 Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11/30 Geneva on the Lake, OH – The Cove
12/01 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
12/02 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/04 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/07 Auburn, ME – Sapphire Club
12/08 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution
12/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
12/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/14 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks
12/15 Clarksville, TN – Warehouse
12/16 Memphis, TN – Rockhouse Live
12/18 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
12/19 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
12/20 Greeley, CO – Moxie
12/21 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
12/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s

Otep commented:

“In a time when apathy has been weaponized to suffocate the voice of the people, in a time when Americans are told not to believe what we see with our own eyes but to believe what one bloviating sack of sewage and a gutless Republican Party who care only about preying on the working class and the working poor just to feed his KULT from the same gruesome trough of racist, homophobic and sexist slop. We are proud to bring THE ART OF DISSENT tour to the people to hopefully remind them just how powerful we are and how important we are, as a nation, as a democracy, and that it’s damn well worth fighting for.”

Otep Takes On The NRA In “Shelter In Place” Music Video

Otep has premiered a new video for her song “Shelter In Place.“ The clip, which takes aim at the NRA, was directed by Otep herself and filmed by P.R. Brown. The track appears on her latest album “Kult 45.”

Otep commented:

“The video for ‘Shelter In Place‘ challenges the NRA‘s irrational claim that ‘only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun’. It aims the blame of mass murders of our children in school shootings directly on the NRA, not necessarily its members, but the administration who continue to fight for people on Terrorist Watch Lists to own a gun. Why? It’s my belief the more murders that occur, the more money they make from weapons manufacturers and increases in membership which strengthens their ability to be a political power that continues to frighten the Republican owned Congress.

The number of mass murders of children in schools by gun violence is our national shame yet the Republican owned Congress (and shills for the NRA) have done nothing, not a single thing, to protect our kids. In contrast, when ONE man attempted to detonate a shoe bomb on board a plane in flight, legislation was enacted to protect people from this SINGLE attempt of failed terrorism. Now all of us have to remove our shoes before boarding a flight. All of us have to be searched and x-rayed.

The NRA may have begun as an advocacy group for the Second Amendment but it’s my belief they have regressed into something akin to a homegrown terrorist organization that benefits from mass murders both financially and as a political power. This is completely unacceptable.

Enough is enough. Our children deserve better. And their safety and the safety of their teachers are worth fighting for.”

Otep Shares “Kult 45” Documentary, Releases New Song “Molotov”

Otep has shared a documentary on her new album “Kult 45” (out July 27). You can check that out below. In other news, she has also released a new song called “Molotov.” You can get that in digital outlets now.