The star says that "there is nothing like a good school shooting to inspire a record" as he collects a Best Album award in London...

MARILYN MANSON has stirred up fresh controversy over his connection to the COLUMBINE school massacre by telling guests at the KERRANG! AWARDS last night (August 28) that there is “nothing like a good school shooting to inspire a record”.

Manson was onstage to collect his award for Best Album for ‘Holy Wood…’ at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. He has frequently denied his music in any way drove killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the Trenchcoat Mafia, to carry out the school shootings in April 1999, but his remark is certain to open old wounds.

Recently Beth Nimmo, whose daughter Rachel Joy Scott was the killers’ first victim, called for Manson‘s live shows to be boycotted, saying his music “has real consequences and brings nothing but destruction and pain”.

Other winners at the ceremony included Slipknot for Best Band In The World, Linkin Park for Best International Newcomer, Muse for Best British Band, Papa Roach for Best International Live Act and Iggy Pop, who was invested into the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame.