KISS’ Paul Stanley took to Twitter to slam Marilyn Manson on Monday, after the shock rocker shared a cover of Charles Manson’s “Sick City” on YouTube in the wake of the serial killer’s death.
Stanley, 65, accused Manson, 48, of using the infamous cult leader’s passing to get publicity, with him labelling the “Beautiful People” hitmaker “desperate and pathetic.”
This isn’t the first time Marilyn Manson and KISS have come to verbal blows, with Marilyn previously calling the band “four gay dudes in Halloween costumes.”
Marilyn Manson’s name is taken from that of Charles Manson and actress Marilyn Monroe. The singer’s real name is Brian Warner.
Social media users sparked an online frenzy on Sunday after the news emerged that Charles Manson had died aged 83, with many confusing the criminal with musician Marilyn.
Charles committed a string of brutal murders in his time, killing nine people, including heavily pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate.
He died of natural causes on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, the California Department of Corrections said in a statement. He had been in custody for more than 40 years.
Donald Shea, a Hollywood stuntman, and Gary Hinman, an acquaintance of the Manson Family group, were also among those murdered in the spree of killings.
Manson was not at the scene of the murders, but was nonetheless convicted for directing his followers.