And the feud rages on. We’ve mentioned Trent Reznor’s calling his former partner in crime a “dopey clown” a couple of times now, and at long last Marilyn Manson himself has joined the fray with some barbs of his own.
The Herald Sun quotes Manson as saying, “Since I’ve known Trent he’s always let his jealousy and bitterness for other people get in the way. I’m not talking about me — I sat back and watched him be jealous of Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan and a lot of other musicians in the past. I just don’t find the time to do that. I stopped thinking about him a while back, but I know that every day I have a song played that money will go to him, forever.”
Seems kind of cyclical to me – remember their falling-out in the late nineties and Nine Inch Nails’ subsequent anthem “Starfuckers, Inc.,” which was, depending on the article, a jab at Manson? I do. Just saying.
Not all ties are severed, though. “As long as I have a record deal it will be attached to him financially. In the words of his own song, you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you — you should take that hand and punch yourself in the face.”