Marilyn Manson’s starting a feud with My Chemical Romance-a thinly veiled attempt to boost crap record sales

Posted June 6th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 44 Comments

Marliyn Manson is picking a fight with My Chemical Romance, claiming that they’re stealing his schtick without giving him proper credit. This is amusing on so many levels. Does Marilyn Manson think he invented glam? Or shock rock ? Or even goth? Please. David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Bauhaus never asked Manson for credit. What a whiny twat. He’s a copycat clown just like everybody else. And this whole stunt reeks of publicity. Marilyn Manson ceased to be shocking the moment Columbine happened. Now he’s reduced to name-calling with a bunch of proto-emo pop-punkers that wear make-up and are so clearly imitating Queen, not hack industrial metal.

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  • 1 Shaina // Mar 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Marilyn Manson is not a copy cat! just because he feels as if someone is using his thing and he wants credit doesn’t mean he is saying he invented anything! it just means that it is how he feels about the matter! How would you knjow what the hell is going on anyways?

  • 2 death by lies a.k.a sef from blood romance // Mar 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    every body needs to hide sometimes he great and any body dont think so go f*** them selves you just miss take him for some thing hes not he have a nice side to him he dont show it for a reson like me im emo but i look gothic people dont know my nice side just get to no him and stop making stuff up about him! have a problem talk to me about it

  • 3 charlotte // Mar 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    you have no idea how stupid you sound, your not considereing the otherside’s situation, your far too big headed your not going to get a word acoss just by patheticly pointing the finger like the rest of this pathetc society has. why do you think things like columbine happened?. they pointed the finger at 2 boys and bullied them because they listned to marlin manson! thats why the did the shooting not the dam music!!!
    society pushed them to there limits because they thought the two boys were bad!!!
    dont you dare blame manson for that
    MCR and Manson r too different role models and they clashed because of gerard ways bang out of order remark so if your going to point a finger why not the person hu got big headed and thought he was so amazing!!!

    btw Manson was asked that if he could say anythin to the two boys what would he say..he replied”i wouldnt have said anything i would have sat there and listened to them because thats what no-one else bothered to do!”

    now you tell me thats a bad example!

  • 4 rachel // Mar 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    manson just wants sum publicity.
    he doesnt need to be sayin crap bout a really great band to get it.

  • 5 Marilyn Bronson // May 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    That band stinks. So whiny or teeny bopperish. Why doesn’t anyone sing like a man instead of a little boy who feels misunderstood? Manson’s lyrics are 100 times better then a stupid song about a parade. These guys have no balls whatsoever.

  • 6 Marilyn Manson; suck it // Jul 4, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Well, i like Marilyn Manson as much as the next guy.. which means i don’t like him at all. For the second guy who posted a nonreadable comment; you’re so stupid, i couldn’t even read what you were trying to say. Marilyn Manson is screwed up, and i know that he’s probably not that bad of a guy, but the way he portays himself is odd. And two say that Manson’s lyrics are “100 times better than a stupid song about a parade” is definitely an over statement, and a big one at that.

  • 7 Ama // Jul 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Marilyn Manson and MCR are both great artists. No one has any right to say otherwise. So what if they disagree? It doesn’t matter if Manson claims they’re copying him–EVERYONE in the metal/alternative/punk rock genre copies everyone else.
    And as for publicity–celebrities bad-mouthing each other for publicity isn’t exactly new, people. Catfights aren’t just for party princess brats.

  • 8 Lisa McDonald // Jul 7, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Does anyone posting comments on this site have any sort of education at all? Besides the horrible spelling and grammar, the opinions are so childish. Marilyn is a law unto himself and he has earned this distinction. What about all the hair bands of the ’80s? Didn’t they borrow from one another? Marilyn has taken it a step further and deserves to be lauded. (PS – I’m a 54-year-old grandmother of 3 and I LOVE Marilyn).

  • 9 meli // Jul 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm

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    sos una persona
    3.muy especial y me encanta tu musica , segui adelante x q lo vales.

  • 10 fuzzybunny // Jul 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    you’re all yo-yos. shut up, yo-yos.

  • 11 Anslie // Jul 11, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    i hate marilyn manson’s music. i thought everybody loved God. i guess he does, too. But have you heard his music?? its scary. i mean if he has ballads it still might be bad. i never heard his music but i heard of it from people and they say its about worshipping the devil, so…. i’d rather not speak anymore about this.

  • 12 Ghost rider // Jul 13, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Marilyn Manson is the best

  • 13 Hayley // Jul 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

    If you’ve never heard his music, how can you have an opinion on it?
    He doesn’t exactly ‘worship the devil’, he doesn’t believe in God and if you listen to his music the message seems to be that religion and the media and other forms of social control are bad because they try to keep people oppressed and people with power can get away with bad things because they have the veil of religion to hide behind. I think alot of Christianity is contradiction after condradiction, or at least how people interpret it is and this is what he sings about. I dont want to insult anyone who is religious at all….thats your prerogative, and this is mine….
    But what makes me laugh is that people blamed Manson after the Columbine incident because of his lyrics, yet if these teenagers drove spikes into the wrists of their victims and left them to bleed to death….would they blame the Bible, God or Jesus?? I doubt it very much…
    As for MCR, I like them but Mansons a legend thats been around for longer and is far more influential in every way…he has earnt the right to have a hissy fit at these types of bands. And I love him for it….the guy is so intelligent. Absolute legend!
    Alright rant over… :-)

  • 14 tuckerx // Jul 19, 2008 at 2:52 am

    MCR has always been lame in my eyes. All of their songs seem to have a lack of meaning. And all of their fans are mearly tweens, or wanna be misfits, not being different for a reason, but mearly being different to be different.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=bizReFmvPSw

    Watch this vid to see how MCR have copied off Manson.

    MCR try to be origninal and fail. I mean i watched one of their live performances (only because it was on tv) and i laughed at the little speeches Gerad made between songs. Like really. The things he said were so lame and wanna be odd. Then on another performance at the end he goes “a suprise party? for me???” as if it was some cool funny thing to say at the end of the show. Sure ive got off track but im just showing that their gay twats.

    Manson – Always has extreme depth to his work. I mean go listen to a interview about his albums, and he’ll give you a hour long reply about every last detail with each song, or to each line, what it means to him, what point he wants to give across, where as MCR go write your wanna be catchy mainstream shit lyrics. Try to copy mansons style in clothes and hair. (Anyone notice gerad went and died his hair white and cut it short as soon as shots were fired at him for copying manson?)

  • 15 fuzzybunny // Jul 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    i thought i told you yo-yos to shut up.

  • 16 PUnkPrincESs // Jul 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    ok seriously wtf is ur problem! marilyn manson is the shit…and i really dont care if he starting shit or not…this man stands out…and takes all the shit u all put him through..judging him puttin him down…can anyone seriously ever just say “hey man u did awesome” instead “ur a freak”…i think that he already has enough publicity ,good and bad,that if he really wanted more he’d do more than just claim shit from MCR…plz! how can u think so low of this man wen he is so down to earth and amazing…hes a fuckin fighter through all this publicity…the negative can bring anybody down and he sticks through it…hes cool…and u need ta shut ur fuckin mouth!!!!!!!!!

  • 17 PUnkPrincESs_manson kicks ass! // Jul 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    ok seriously wtf is ur problem! marilyn manson is the shit…and i really dont care if he starting shit or not…this man stands out…and takes all the shit u all put him through..judging him puttin him down…can anyone seriously ever just say “hey man u did awesome” instead “ur a freak”…i think that he already has enough publicity ,good and bad,that if he really wanted more he’d do more than just claim shit from MCR…plz! how can u think so low of this man wen he is so down to ok seriously wtf is ur problem! marilyn manson is the shit…and i really dont care if he starting shit or not…this man stands out…and takes all the shit u all put him through..judging him puttin him down…can anyone seriously ever just say “hey man u did awesome” instead “ur a freak”…i think that he already has enough publicity ,good and bad,that if he really wantedand amazing…hes a fuckin fighter through all this publicity…the negative can bring anybody down and he sticks through it…hes cool…and u need ta shut ur fuckin mouth!!!!!!!!!

  • 18 Manson fan 4ever // Jul 22, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Marilyn Manson rules all …hands down, no question about it. Those who do not understand him are the ones that oppose him. Educate yourself before judging someone. Manson is sending a good message….wish u people would just let the man do his thing!

  • 19 your mom // Jul 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    MCR are a bunch of fags!

  • 20 Mary // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    No one on here seems to have any sort of an education. Marilyn Manson is a horrible artist. His lyrics are stupid and either make no sense, copy another song, or attempt to glorify hate, violence etc.
    I am not a fan of MCR either but Manson does not send any sort of ‘message’ that promotes anything good.

  • 21 akatskiluvaa898 // Jul 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    OMFG marilyn manson or whatever is a gay retarded ugly man woman I dont even no which one he is but he is sick and ugly and disgusting and mcr is like wayyyyy better then he gay so called ”music” and mcrs music is like wayy better and ask anyone they would like mcr better and gerrard way is wayy better looking cuz hes SOOOOO ugly i wanna kill myself.

  • 22 Ciara:i really dont understand.... // Aug 2, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I think Marilyn Manson(aka Brian Warner)is awsome and his music is soooooooooo much better than MCR’s music.i would so much rather listen to Manson singing twinkle twinkle little stars then listen to MCR sing some crap about teenagers.im not up for all that Marlyn does but i think his music is stellar and no one can tell me otherwise.ok…this subj. i kinda think is a bit silly.they cant even come even close to matching up with manson.they are like todlers in the music biz compared to manson.idk how long they have been a group but it hasnt been very long AT ALL.manson has been doing whats hes doing now sense 1989(before i was born,im only 11 ;])and theeeeeeeen he goes and says something about some sissy little two year old freaks are copying his image…i can agree that doesnt make much sense.but what i also dont think its right for people to call manson names like they do,its just not right.this man has gone through a divorce and everyone knows he hasnt gotten over it and probably wont any time soon.give the guy a freakin break people.there is this website that really disturbed me…i found out a wealth of info on manson that was crazy,but i still love em ;).http://www.johnnyleeclary.com/manson.htm k people,i am really not sure all that crap is true but you read it and you have ur own opinion about it.i dont think it is true at all.and i read something else on another site about manson seeing lindsey lohan naked….WHO GIVES A CRAP.why do people dish dirt on these “celebrities” like they do??i mean when someone tells me something about some celebrities personal life im like who cares?these people are just like you and me…they eat,sleep,and crap just like we do if you havent noticed -_-.so eeryone who reads this should really go to that site

  • 23 Ciara:i really dont understand.... // Aug 2, 2008 at 8:11 am

    btw i hope that MCR falls off the face o the freakin earth…THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24 fuzzybunny // Aug 4, 2008 at 8:38 am

    why won’t you yo-yos just shut up? shut up, yo-yos.

  • 25 crapshoot // Aug 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I have met Manson many times backstage and every time he’s a dick…but his first 4 albums kick ass!

  • 26 fuzzybunny // Aug 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

    did you let him put it up your poop-chute, crapshoot?

  • 27 tu papi de los papis // Sep 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    soy mejor que manson por que canto regueeton jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajjaja

  • 28 tu papi de los papis // Sep 9, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    que te pasa manson si yo canto mejror que vos y yo siendo regueetonero jajajajajajajjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

  • 29 1593574862 // Sep 10, 2008 at 10:20 am

    if you like marilyn manson your a stupid deaf twonk!

  • 30 hannah // Sep 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Wtf is ur pple’s problems?! Marilyn Manson has full right to be mad at MCR, they r a crap band, emo, and emo’s are just like one another, besides, who’s better? MM w/ like, 100 albums, or MCR w/ around 3?! It’s bullshit I tell u! MM has been around a fuck of a lot longer tham MCR, and he’s not some shitty emo kids hangin around trying to be famouse like all the other kids in this world, who happened to get famouse even though they suk!

  • 31 hellrazor // Sep 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I think manson is awesome. His lyrics are strong and proud. I agree he didn’t invent the appearance, but he did bring it back. And to me, that is harder to bring a fad back than to create something new. Anybody can invent a new style. But it takes skill to recreate one and make it popular again. Not only did he bring it back, he went further, improved it if you will. Mcr…nothing next to manson. And when it comes to stealing someone elses appearance, the people will ultimately decide what’s better. I have always been a fan of manson. I like a few mcr songs but the whole emo thing just strikes me as childish. I’m all for someone doing something new and as long as its well delivered and feels like it really took some effort to make, yeah in the long run it will be the better choice. Manson keep up the good work.

  • 32 fuzzybunny // Sep 17, 2008 at 8:46 am

    why do you idiots insist on commenting on this year-old thread? shut up, you lame-ass, friendless-loser yo-yos!

  • 33 MN // Oct 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Anslie WTFH? not everybody loves god. i know i don’t. Marilyn Mansin’s songs aren’t all about worshiping the devil ok. you should listen to one of his songs one day and actually listen to what it says.
    Y tu papi de los papis regeton no es lo me jor del mundo. cual quier tipo de musica es mejor que regeton!

  • 34 poonuggets // Oct 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    if u guys were actually manson fans then u would kno that they actually kinda did. welcome to the black parade is a knockoff from the coma white video. also, the whole stripe across the eyes thing was his too. so if u guys dont actually listen to manson then u guys really shouldnt say anything

  • 35 kat // Oct 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    wow you people care to much about stuff that doesnt really matter at all its not like this is going to change who will like ether of them so STOP fuckin arguing its not getting you anywere lol its almost funny. i like both of them and i dont really care if one or the other is copying at all no one is totally unique so get over yourselfs

  • 36 emco // Oct 14, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Kurt Cobain is way better than MCR and MM. anyone that dresses that far out there like those goth people, are trying to crave attention from anyone that they can get. everyone that pretends or even thinks that they “hurt inside” is an idiot. Kurt Cobain had terribly painful stomach ulcers for most of his life and had to do drugs to get rid of the pain. but he didn’t have to prove it to anyone. as well as the fact that he actually has the potential to love someone. When his daughter was born he was happier than he ever was before. But in his songs he wasn’t just saying something to the people, he was proving something with them, showing them their faults. he was also a good person on the inside seeing as he stood up for helpless women that get raped by doing a support concert, and also got caught during his teens spray painting pro-homosexuality sayings on the wall of a school. bob dylan himself was saying that kurt cobain has heart and he puts in all his music. so overall Nirvana is more than Marilyn Manson could ever amount to.

  • 37 pissed off manson fan // Oct 16, 2008 at 3:36 am

    fuck you, you idiot manson isnt a “copycat”.
    and MCR is stealing his ideas.
    go to youtube and look for the video it explains everything.
    gerard way wears alot of his makeups and styles.
    manson sings about god and preaches about stuff tht most people care about, MCR talks mostly about cancer, MCR has entertained an audience of maily emo/goth 15 yrs old girls over a 5 yr period and they are already starting to be “old news”
    whereas marilyn manson has been singing for a duration of about 16 years and is still amazing with everything he has to say.

    so
    FUCK YOU!

    love,
    a pissed off manson fan

  • 38 fuzzybunny // Oct 16, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    a pissed-off manson fan? you don’t say!

    tell me, pissed-off: would you let manson put it in your pooper?

  • 39 Donna // Oct 18, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Wow. This page’s comments are like… woah.
    Both of them are awesome, everyone copies off other people, and everyone has different opinions :)

    (Personally I’m a MCR fan… but MM is pretty awesome too!)

  • 40 fuzzybunny // Oct 20, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    so, donna, am i to assume that you’d let both of them invade your holy holes?

  • 41 Anonymous // Oct 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I listen to both im a bit divided here… even tho i hav been a mcr fan longer, atm marilyn manson is my favourite artist out of both. personally i think marilyn over-reacted tho! he should have instead, talked to the band themselves NICELY and pointed out the similarities – of which he would hav noticed aren’t that many

  • 42 satan spawn // Oct 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    hey you stupid ass you may think your cool calling manson gay and retarded but at least he’s got a life you don’t your a stupid ass bitch who sit’s all being a fucking piece of slum ass shit!!!!!!

  • 43 death // Oct 25, 2008 at 12:13 am

    anyone how thinks marilyn manson is gay or a fag needs to get bicth slaped in the fucking face and or get their balls shoved down their throat and then get curbed in the middle of a fucking highway and someone needs to run them over several times and then i will beat the shit right the fuck out them and smash their pussy ass face in peace out bicthes.

  • 44 Jae // Oct 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    omfg, just shut up u fucking tard.