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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 07: Recording Artist Rob Zombie performs at Ascend Amphitheater on May 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 05: Marilyn Manson performs at Riviera Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson covered The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” last year as part of their “Twins of Evil” tour. Since they are joining forces on the road again this summer, they’re looking to do another cover, and Zombie is looking for suggestions.

Zombie took to his Instagram and wrote, “We did Helter Skelter. We are looking for some good ideas for another possible collaboration. I know I will get lots of goofy responses but I am seriously looking for a good idea.”

Looking for a good idea, Rob? Check out these seven!


“Sympathy For The Devil” – The Rolling Stones

Perhaps a bit of an obvious choice since they already covered The Beatles, but you just know Zombie and Manson would add a very unique sinister edge this Stones classic.

“Season of the Witch” – Donovan

The psychedelic/folk hit from Donovan has massive potential to be turned into a metal monster in the hands of Zombie and Manson. Plus, it’ll help introduce more people to Donovan, which is an added bonus.

“Shout At The Devil” – Motley Crue

Semi-topical considering the recent release of the film adaptation of The Dirt, a Zombie/Manson cover of this Crue hit already has the blessing of Nikki Sixx, who recommended the song in the comment section of Zombie’s aforementioned Instagram post.


“I Put A Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Manson covered this track on his 1995 EP Smells Like Children, but it would be interesting to see him revisit “I Put A Spell On You” with the addition of Zombie and make an already dark cover even darker.

“Red Right Hand” – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

An already creepy track, a Zombie/Manson cover of this Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds song would be brought to the next level with a strange video or other visuals that can be projected when the “Twins of Evil” perform the song on tour.

“I Love The Dead” – Alice Cooper

If Zombie and Manson are looking to pay homage in some way with this cover, there really isn’t a more appropriate artist to choose than Alice Cooper. They could choose a number of different songs from Cooper’s catalog, but you just know Zombie and Manson would have a lot of fun with “I Love The Dead.” At the end of it all, isn’t that the whole point of those two covering a song?

“I Got You Babe” – Sonny & Cher

Okay, fine! Maybe this falls under the “goofy responses” category Zombie mentioned in his Instagram post, but it would be hilarious to hear his and Manson’s take on this classic love song. Also, I’d be curious to see who would be Sonny and who would be Cher.

Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe (Official Music Video)

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

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