The shock rocker lays into Gerard Way's band

Marilyn Manson has stuck the knife into fellow goth types My Chemical Romance, claiming they’re ripping him off.

In an interview with The London Paper he revealed that the song ‘Mutilation Is The Most Sincere Form Of Flattery’, from his new album ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’, is about Gerard Way’s outfit. It features the blunt lyrics, “Fuck you, fuck you”.

He elaborated on his attack on the band, saying, “I’m embarrassed to be me because these people are doing a really sad, pitiful, shallow version of what I’ve done.

“If they want to identify with me then here’s a razor blade. Call me when you’re done and we’ll talk.”

The swipe comes days before the two acts are set to share a stage, albeit one day after one another, at the Download Festival at Donington Park. MCR headline on Friday, with Manson playing before headliners Linkin Park the day after.

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