The star insists that the video for 'The Fight Song' makes no reference to the 1999 Columbine tragedy...

MARILYN MANSON has furiously denied that the promo for his new single 'FIGHT SONG' has anything to do with the 1999 COLUMBINE tragedy.

As previously reported by NME.COM, the video for the song is to be set in a sports stadium, and features a battle between jocks and goths - controversially echoing the Columbine school massacre, for which Manson was blamed.

But the star told MTV news at Monday's (January 8) American Music Awards: "People will put into it what they want if it helps them sell newspapers or helps them write a headline. They're gonna want to turn it into something it isn't. Flack is my job."

As previously revealed on NME.COM, the track is being remixed in Slipknot's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, in the studio where the band are currently recording their next album.

'The Fight Song', released on January 29 through Nothing/Interscope, is the latest to be released from Manson's latest album 'Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death'.

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