Yesterday (11th), Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie kicked off their Twins of Evil tour. Prior to the show, these shock rockers dropped a cover of The Beatles song “Helter Skelter.” Coincidentally, the original song was correlated to Charles Manson. The two decided to collaborate together to prepare for the tour as Rob Zombie told Rolling Stone:
“We had been talking about doing something together for these shows — that he should come onstage during my set and we’d do a song. But we couldn’t think of what song. After we talked, later that night I was home and I just thought, The obvious song is “Helter Skelter”… It’s so obvious that neither one of us thought of it! And then I figured, well, rather than us just doing it onstage, why don’t we take it one step further and record it and put a new spin on it? That way, rather than just doing some impromptu jam together, now the fans will go, “Oh, there’s the song I’ve already heard, and now they’re doing it.”
Following their surprise stream, the pair performed the live debut of the song last night at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, in Clarkston, MI.
Watch the fan filmed footage below and check out the tour dates here.
Tags: Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, The Beatles