"Marilyn is a Dopey Clown"
Former best buds Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson have had a falling out. While the pair used to hang out together all the time and collaborated on numerous projects during the '90s, their relationship has been considerably cooler in recent years. If Reznor's recent comments are any indication, they're not going to be exchanging Christmas Cards anytime soon.
Speaking with Spinner website, Reznor described Manson as a “malicious guy,” who will “step on anybody’s face to succeed and cross any line of decency … Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he’s become a dopey clown.”
Reznor followed that up with a Mojo interview where he further put the boot in. “He used to be the smartest guy in the room. And as a fan of his talents, I hope he gets his shit together. During the [Downward] Spiral tour we propped them up to get our audience turned on to them and at that time a lot of the people in my circle were pretty far down the road as alcoholics. Not Manson. His drive for success and self-preservation was so high, he pretended to be f…ed up a lot … when he wasn’t.”
Manson hasn't responded yet, but we doubt he'll keep quiet. In the meantime, a Marilyn Manson tour of Australia has just been announced. Manson and band will be out this way in October to support the release of 'The High End of Low'.