Manson hints at new Jonathan Davis collab

Marilyn Manson hopes the rekindling of his friendship with Korn’s Jonathan Davis will lead to a collaborative project.

The pair were good friends in the past, notably working together on Davis’ song Redeemer for 2002 movie Queen Of The Damned.

But they’ve become more distant in recent years, with rumours of their drug addictions causing a feud in the early 2000s.

Manson tells Metal Hammer’s Joe Daly: “Jonathan and I used to be really close. We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time.

“Now he and I are talking about doing something completely unexpected together.”

He’s enjoying a new lease of life as an actor, with an acclaimed role in TV series Sons Of Anarchy. And he admits there’s a chance he might abandon music for the stage or screen.

“Acting is new to me, so that’s more exciting. There might come a day when I don’t feel like doing music – but I don’t see that any time soon.

“I feel excited as I used to, and more focused in what I want to do. I like playing gigs where I can literally bleed on the crowd. Not in the sense of me trying to harm myself or having the bottle-smashing attitude that I had when people were trying to kill me during Antichrist Superstar.

“I recently cut my hand by accident onstage and some bloodlust came out – but it was really about the closeness to the audience as it happened.”

The full interview appears in the current edition of Metal Hammer, on sale now in print, digital and via TeamRock+. Manson appears at the Download festival at Donington on June 13, then tours the US with Smashing Pumpkins:

Jul 07: Concord Pavilion, CA

Jul 09: Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, CA

Jul 10: Las Vegas Joint, NV

Jul 11: Phoenix Comerica Theatre, AZ

Jul 13: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO

Jul 15: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX

Jul 16: Houston NRG Arena, TX

Jul 18: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, TX

Jul 19: Austin City Limits Live, TX

Jul 20: New Orleans Bold Sphere Music, LA

Jul 22: Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, FL

Jul 24: Tampa Midflorida Amphitheatre, FL

Jul 25: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre, GA

Jul 26: Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheatre, NC

Jul 28: Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA

Jul 29: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ

Jul 31: Wantagh Jones Beach Theater, NY

Aug 01: Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Aug 02: Camden Susquehanna Bank Center, NJ

Aug 04: Toronto Molson Amphitheatre, ON

Aug 05: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI

Aug 07: Chicago FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, IL

Aug 08: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH

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