The American band Marilyn Manson presented a new video "Kill4Me", directed by Bill Yukich (Metallica, Audioslave, Godsmack), who has previously worked on Manson’s video for "Say10". The new video, full of NSFW scenes, again features the famous actor Johnny Depp.
Twiggy Ramirez fired after allegations of rape
At the end of October, Marilyn Manson fired his longtime bassist Jeordie White, best known under the pseudonym Twiggy Ramirez. This became known from the singer's post on Twitter.
"I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced for the upcoming tour. I wish him well."
In his Instagram, Manson also added that "this is a sad day". Later, the name of MM new bass player was revealed — that was Juan Alderete from The Mars Volta.
Jeordie White’s firing happened a few days after Jack Off Jil’s frontwoman Jessica Addams made a post on Facebook in which she accused White of rape, physical and psychological violence during their relationship in the 90s. According to Addams, although these events allegedly happened over twenty years ago, she did not go public out of shame and fear that it could damage her band's career.
Jeordie White later issued the following statement:
"I have only recently been made aware of these allegations from over twenty years ago.
"I do not condone non-consensual sex of any kind.
"I will be taking some time to spend with my family and focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety.
"If I have caused anyone pain, I apologize and truly regret it."
Regarding the dismissal from the band, the bassist said that he "will be taking a leave of absence from Marilyn Manson and regrettably will not be performing on the upcoming tour".
"Shooting" from a fake assault rifle at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
On Sunday, November 5, Marilyn Manson played the first concert after a break caused by his trauma due to the fall of the stage equipment. During the performance of the song "We Know Where You Fucking Live", the musician, sitting in a wheelchair and dressed in a hospital shirt, began to "shoot" through the crowd from a microphone stylized as a rifle. Some people took this view hostile, as the city of San Bernardino, California, where the festival was held, survived a mass shooting less than 2 years ago at the Inland Regional Center, during which 14 people were and 22 people injured.
On Monday afternoon, a 48-year-old singer posted a statement, writing the following:
"In an era where mass shootings have become a nearly daily occurrence, this was an act of theater in an attempt to make a statement about how easily accessible semi-automatic weapons are and how seeing them has become normalized.
"My art has always been a reaction to popular culture and my way to make people think about the horrible things that happen in this world.
"My performance was not meant to be disrespectful or show any insensitivity. The prop microphone I used on stage was handed to me with the approval of a police officer.
"My empathy goes out to anyone who has been affected by the irresponsible and reprehensible misuse of REAL guns."