RAMONES BLITZKREIG!

And shock rocker Manson reveals he's almost finished his new LP...

Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Motorhead and BILLY CORGAN are the latest acts confirmed to appear on a Ramones tribute album.

As previously reported, Rob Zombie is set to helm the record, and has already secured contributions from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Offspring, Eddie Vedder and Rancid.

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is teaming up with Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone on the project. He will record a cover of the proto-punk’s classic ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ for the album – due for release in late Spring. More stars are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

In related news, Marilyn Manson has hinted he has almost finished work on a new studio record. In a posting on his official website, www.marilynmanson.com , he said the “album is almost whole”.