MARILYN MANSON and EMINEM look set to share a bill at a UK festival this year, it has been revealed today (January 24).
The announcement comes directly from Manson himself, who told Danny O’Connor from Lamacq Live on BBC Radio 1 that plans were well underway.
“The talk’s about Marilyn Manson and Eminem – that’s a real possibility. We haven’t confirmed what we’re doing yet, but it’ll be big and interesting,” he said.
Manson, who plays in London’s Docklands Arena tonight as part of his brief UK tour, would not disclose which festival he was talking about.
Though the Reading/Leeds double header seems the obvious choice, given the festival’s rocks roots, a returning Phoenix Festival cannot be discounted. Promoter Vince Power recently told NME.COM that he hadn’t discounted resurrecting Phoenix, last held at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1997, as a replacement for the cancelled Glastonbury Festival.
“If there were two headliners out there, I would consider doing it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Manson added that he felt he was partially to thank for Eminem’s controversial success. “I kicked open a door and it enabled him to take to much a greater level… he sees himself as a rap version of Marilyn Manson,” he claimed.
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