KISS’ Paul Stanley slams Marilyn Manson as ‘pathetic’ for ‘trying to get publicity’ from Charles Manson’s death

Stanley says Marilyn Manson's career "never really took off"

KISS‘ Paul Stanley has hit out at Marilyn Manson for his reaction to Charles Manson’s death – slamming him as ‘pathetic’ for ‘trying for publicity’ off the passing of a ‘scumbag’.

Notorious cult leader Charles Manson died in a hospital in California on Sunday (November 19). He was 83. Yesterday saw Marilyn Manson shared an image of the killer with a link to one of his own tracks, before KISS guitarist Paul Stanley reacted in disgust.

In response to a story about Manson’s actions, Stanley tweeted: “[It’s] pathetic when somebody [whose] career never really took off is desperate enough to try for publicity by connecting himself to the news of a murdering scumbag’s death.”


This forms part of an ongoing feud between Manson and the glam-rock giants, after Manson recently described KISS as “four gay dudes in Halloween costumes.”

This comes as System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has caused controversy by saying that he was ‘very sad’ to hear about the death of Charles Manson – hailing him as a ‘genius’ for his music and interviews.

Malakian added that while he was not in favour of the murders conducted as a result of Manson’s actions, he admired his music, art and environmental views.

“If Manson was just some idiot who killed people, he wouldn’t inspire me in any way,” wrote Malakian. “I don’t back murders or murderers in any way shape or form!


“Manson was a genius who could articulate his thoughts in very clever ways. That was the Manson who affected me as an artist.”

Marilyn Manson tour and tickets

Manson is currently on tour in support of his acclaimed 2017 album ‘Heaven Upside Down‘. His full UK dates are below. Tickets are available here.


Monday 4 –  O2 Academy MANCHESTER, UK
Tuesday 5 – O2 Academy GLASGOW, UK
Wednesday 6 – Civic Theatre WOLVERHAMPTON, UK
Friday 8 – Newport Centre NEWPORT, UK
Saturday 9 – SSE Wembley Arena LONDON, UK