Marilyn Manson Bringing Twiggy Songs, Satan, "One Giant Evil Cocktail" On Tour

January 18, 2008 2:44 PM ET

With his "Rape of the World" tour set to terrorize Orlando, FL, tomorrow night, Marilyn Manson spoke with Rock Daily about what he has planned this time around. With bassist Twiggy Ramirez back in the fold, Manson promises that fans will "get a little bit of what they may have seen in the past, but turned up to a thousand." That includes many older songs that Manson has refrained from playing in recent years "because they didn't sound right" without Twiggy's assistance. The reacquisition of Ramirez has invigorated Manson, who says, "It's hard for us when we get together because we're a real bad mixture of trouble. It's going to be difficult for people to keep us from tearing our faces off."

Twiggy may not be the only surprise Manson has up his sleeve, as his band's recent tour with Slayer seems to have reaped some benefits. "I've invited Kerry King, who's become a good friend of mine, to come play on stage with us for a few songs here and there. Hopefully we can not only bring Twiggy back but bring Satan back into one giant evil cocktail that's one thousand proof." Also figuring into that mixture is opening band Ours.

Manson was also eager to talk about his beloved film project, Phantasmagoria: Visions of Lewis Carroll. While the WGA strike and his current tour have pulled him away from the film, Manson predicts shooting will begin in either Prague or Romania in the late spring. "I'm going to be able to make a better film now because I had time to step away from script. I think its going to be a very disturbing film."

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