Rob Zombie has dismissed allegations he booted his touring partner Marilyn Manson off stage early at their gig in Michigan on Friday night (12Oct12), calling his fellow rocker "ridiculous" for cursing at him during the show.
The two stars are currently on the road together for their Twins of Evil tour, but their working relationship turned sour during a concert at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan on Friday when Manson's set was cut short.
The Beautiful People hitmaker told the crowd, "I'm going to kick his (Zombie's) a**" as he left the stage, but Zombie has now fired back in a post on his Facebook.com page, insisting his road partner shouldn't blame him for the botched stage times.
He writes, "Unfortunately things turned ugly backstage. Why? I don't know, but for some reason our touring partner decided to end his set by blaming me for something that I had nothing to do with... I was backstage hanging, watching the show thinking 'Hey this is gonna be a great night', when suddenly he starts screaming threats. So strange. I don't get it. Christ, I've known some of his crew for 20 f**king years and some of his crew used to work for me. It's all good. No one would f**k with someone's show. It is ridiculous."
Zombie goes on to brand the feud "after school nonsense" and insist he has never had troubles with a joint tour before: "It is all 4rd (sic) grade fight after school nonsense of which I have never dealt with on tour before. Co-headlining tours always go smooth because everything is cut 50/50 and I mean everything. No one f**ks with anyone's show... I've done it co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles. Not with Pantera, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Korn, Megadeth or anyone ever. So I didn't expect any troubles on this. It seemed like a great idea at the time."
He also apologizes to fans for the fall out, adding, "S**t happens. Anyway, sorry to the fans who had to dealt with the embarrassing stupidity of it all. We are all there for the same reasons to give you the best show ever... that's it."