Marilyn Manson is arguably one of the most controversial and confounding shock-rockers of all time — his music is difficult to place in any category, because he seems to be in a category all his own. Well known for his freaky looks, such as frightening contacts long before they were widely available, many people despise his music, but many are also fervent fans. He doesn’t shy away from heavily controversial topics like death and drugs in his music, which has now spanned several decades. Some of his lyrics have been considered downright obscene and irreverent towards religion.
He’s now begun to branch into other areas, such as acting, and he’s become less of a mystery as he’s increasingly given more interviews to the press. Many wonder if his music and stage persona is a complete ruse and he is just a normal man underneath.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Manson, whose stage name is a combination procured from Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, had attempted to collaborate on some music with the much less controversial Lana Del Ray, but somehow some disturbing simulated rape scene footage involving her was released, which Manson says was never meant to be released and it was taken out of context.
Now he has apparently drawn the ire of someone else, a former keyboardist named Stephen Bier, who has spoken out on social media to say that he is shocked by all the deaths of music icons recently, and wishes it had been Brian Warner, which is Marilyn Manson’s real name, instead. Vintage Vinyl News reported some of his statements which came from Biel’s Facebook page.
“I am genuinely amazed at how many prominent entertainers and musicians have kicked-off in the last 30 days… too bad Brian Warner isn’t one of them. Apparently, the old cliche that ‘only the good die young’ is true. I can’t wait to do: the electric Boogaloo, the Texas two step, the waltz, and an Irish jig on his grave. You do know, & I mean all of you in plural, that this is a blatant attempt to pump up my own royalties by mentioning Brian Warner? The best thing he can do to preserve his legacy, is put a bullet in his head and prove his integrity. Presently, he is unintentionally… slowly… committing suicide one pill at a time…He has been wanting to die for years now, absorbed in a ball of self delusion.”
Biel was the keyboardist for Marilyn Manson from 1989 until shortly before Manson’s 2007 Eat Me, Drink Me album was released. Bad blood had developed between the two men with both filing lawsuits against the other in 2007. Biel filed suit against Manson for unpaid “partnership proceeds,” claiming Manson had wasted profits on “sick and disturbing purchases.” Manson filed a return suit against Biel in December 2007, citing breach of contract.
Biel went on to say that he had received many death threats after his comments, but didn’t seem bothered by them, and perhaps expected them prior to his posting the comments wishing Brian Warner dead. He appears to have a jaded view of many in the music industry and seems to be trying his hardest to distance himself from the entire scene.
“I woke up this morning to find my personal message inbox full of death threats, who would have guessed? Let’s just say that I don’t have many friends left in the business… thank God for small favors.”
There has been no public response yet from Manson. Manson’s unpredictable nature makes it difficult to guess if there will be one. There is, however, likely to be continuing backlash from Manson’s fans.
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