MANSON: LOVE HATE HATE LOVE

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New Manson video and live album...

Marilyn Manson has announced he will be releasing a video containing rare and unreleased footage including behind-the-scenes at the band’s recent Stateside tour with Hole.

Courtney Love and her band walked out on the tour after just two weeks following rows over stage production costs.

Speaking in a live Internet chat at his website (www.marilynmanson.net), the singer said: “I think it will clarify all of Courtney‘s allegations of why she left the tour.

“There’s a really great speech she gives about me and her insecurity and lack of fans at the concerts. Although it disparages her somewhat, I find it very amusing.”

Marilyn Manson also plan to release a live album, recorded on the Hole tour, later this year.

Meanwhile, rock dinosaurs Lynyrd Skynyrd have challenged Marilyn Manson to take a more positive stance in their songs.

Talking in the Denver Post, Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington said: “We want to challenge Marilyn Manson and the rap guys with the bad lyrics to write some positive songs.

“You don’t have to write about killing little girls, if they’re making all this money, let them write about something good in their lives. They have a gift where people listen to their music * try to help a little bit instead of hurting so much.

“If Marilyn Manson would write a song that says, ‘Do your damn homework’, it would make the world a better place and it wouldn’t hurt him at all, and if he doesn’t like it, to hell with him.”