Rock Candy

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 05: Marilyn Manson performs at Riviera Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois; LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs onstage on day 3 of FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Marilyn Manson has thrown out a line to onetime mentor Trent Reznor and even raised the possibility of working together again.

Though Reznor produced Manson’s first album, 1994’s Portrait Of An American Family, and co-produced the breakthrough Antichrist Superstar, the two had a falling out and were been estranged for years. But Manson revealed to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that he and Reznor “sort of mended ways after a long time” through mutual friends, and that he would “absolutely” consider working together again.

“We’ve been speaking about things,” Manson reported. “I don’t know what will happen. I would love to…All of the past, any sort of squabbles or arguments or disagreements, that shit just went away.”

For now, however, Manson is focused on his upcoming album Heaven Upside Down, which comes out October 6. He begins a European tour on November 14 in Sweden, wrapping up December 9 in London.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights