Evan Rachael Wood Names Marilyn Manson As Abuser

This story broke out Monday February 1st 2021 and is all over the internet that Marilyn Manson abused Evan Rachael Wood during their relationship. The actress took to her Instagram feed and this is what she had to say.

Not long after her post his record label Loma Vista Records dropped him and erased his existence from their website.

In a statement, Loma Vista wrote: “In light of today’s disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects.”

Manson began working with Loma Vista for his 2015 record, The Pale Emperor, inking a deal that allowed the musician to retain the rights to his music while Loma Vista would distribute it. The arrangement remained similar on Manson’s next two albums — 2017’s Heaven Upside Down and last year’s We Are Chaos — with Manson retaining the copyright while granting Loma Vista an exclusive license.

His guest appearance in Starz drama American Gods will also be removed.

Manson was due to be seen in an upcoming episode but the US TV network Starz said in a statement: “Due to the allegations made against Marilyn Manson, we have decided to remove his performance from the remaining episode he is in, scheduled to air later this season. Starz stands unequivocally with all victims and survivors of abuse.”

Additionally, AMC’s Shudder has pulled Manson’s episode of the horror anthology series Creepshow, according to Deadline. He appears in an upcoming episode of the show’s second season and his segment will be replaced, the outlet reports.

Manson has since denied the allegations of abuse on his Instagram account stating that his intimate relationships were all consensual with like minded people.

Manson has been portrayed as highly controversial and satanic due to the lyrical content of his music for years.

On April 20th 1999 there was a Columbine Highschool Massacre and it was blamed on Marilyn Mansons music.

Shortly after Columbine killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris committed the grisliest high school shooting in history, the town tried to ban Marilyn Manson’s music. 

Manson took it upon himself to cancel his remaining concert dates around the country out of respect for the Columbine victims. He did not show his face in Denver for several years, in fact.

A month after Columbine, Manson wrote an article for Rolling Stone titled Columbine: Whose Fault Is It? 

It’s quite an articulate and provocative essay, considering it’s written by a man the media portray as nothing more than a Satan-worshipping androgynous freak. He argued that people are outraged when these things happen, but it’s an empty outrage.

In March 2018 Evan Rachel Wood testified in front of Congress and detailed a harrowing account of sexual and physical abuse with an intimate partner. The heart-wrenching testimony was part of a push for more states to adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act. Sitting among fellow activists against sexual violence, Wood courageously told the congressional committee, “I was not fine, and I am not fine.”

At this point she didn’t name Marilyn Manson publicly as her abuser.

“The song ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies’ is about my fantasies,” Marilyn Manson told a Spin reporter in 2009. Responding to a question about his relationship with ex, Evan Rachel Wood, Manson continued, “I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.”

He was being asked about his new album and was asked: ‘It sounds like the period after you and Evan Rachel Wood broke up was really tough. What was your lowest point?’

He replied: ‘My lowest point was Christmas Day 2008, because I didn’t speak to my family. My walls were covered in scrawlings of the lyrics and cocaine bags nailed to the wall.

‘And I did have an experience where I was struggling to deal with being alone and being forsaken and being betrayed by putting your trust in one person, and making the mistake of that being the wrong person. And that’s a mistake that everyone can relate to. I made the mistake of trying to, desperately, grasp on and save that and own it. And every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razor blade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands.

‘I didn’t want people to ask me every time I did an interview, “Oh, is this record about your relationship with your ex-girlfriend?” But that damage is part of it, and the song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies” is about my fantasies. 

‘I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.’  The interviewer replied: ‘Wow’. He replied: ‘Merry Christmas’. 

Manson and Wood got engaged after the interview and did not break up for another year after it took place.  

In November 2020, the comments resurfaced. Then, his reps played them down as him being a ‘theatrical rockstar’.

Around the same time, four other women posted similar statements on Instagram.

They are Ashley Walters, Sarah McNeilly, Ashley Lindsay Morgan and a woman who gave her name only as Gabriella. Two are models, one is a photographer who then worked as Manson’s assistant and the fourth is an artist. 

Not all of them gave dates for when they met Manson or how long they spent with him. They all allege a variety of misconduct and abuse by Manson including being subjected to ‘gaslighting and violence’. 

Some said he subjected them to sleep deprivation. McNeilly also claimed he ‘threatened to bash my face in with a baseball bat.’ 

It’s unclear why they all decided to speak out on Monday or if any of them have taken their claims to the police. 

Wood also posted screenshots of tweets written by Dan Cleary – Manson’s former assistant in December 2020. He said in them that he knew Wood when she was with Manson and that by the end of their relationship, he had ‘broken’ her.

Actress Rose McGowan, who was engaged to Marilyn Manson supports Evan Rachel Wood and the additional women who have accused the shock rocker of abuse.

Manson and McGowan dated in 1999, and became engaged before announcing their split in 2001. McGowan hasn’t publicly accused Manson of abuse during their relationship although the actress is a prominent #MeToo advocate and is supporting the women who’ve spoken out.

In a statement posted to Instagram, the ‘Charmed’ actress wrote: “My statement: I am profoundly sorry to those who have suffered the abuse & mental torture of Marilyn Manson. When I say Hollywood is a cult, I mean the Entertainment industry including the music industry is a cult. Cult’s protect the rot at the top.

Wood reconciled with English actor Jamie Bell after her romance with Manson ended in 2010. She and Bell had one son together before splitting in 2013. She then revealed she was bisexual and dating a non-binary partner in 2019, but she did not reveal who they were.

On This Day in History

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic”

On this date in history, 8/11/2019, my girlfriend and I traveled to Ft. Wayne, IN to witness the Twins Of Evil: Hell Never Dies Tour, featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson (with Palaye Royale in support).

The concert took place at Memorial Coliseum, a cozy little arena with great visibility and sound. Palaye Royale began the proceedings with a high energy set of raw, glam rock with plenty of attitude. Originally from Toronto, Canada, but currently residing in Las Vegas, the Sin City vibe definitely suits this band. I would love to see them in a club setting sometime.

They suffered somewhat from a lack of brightness in their light show, but the music and enthusiasm with which they performed was absolutely top notch.

Palaye Royale were much better than the opening band from last year’s Twins Of Evil tour. Yes, this was my second time seeing the Zombie/Manson combo, and much of both artist’s sets remained the same for both concerts. However, I was front and center last year in Noblesville, and this time our seats were a higher elevation looking nearly directly down on the stage, which gave me a new perspective…quite enjoyable.

Marilyn Manson remains problematic as a live performer. Having seen him in his prime, I am perhaps expecting too much at this stage of his career, but it just seems like his heart isn’t in the live performing as it once was. Manson is erratic, to put it delicately, and kindly. His live vocals are pretty rough, and his energy is sporadic at best. When he went down into the area in front of the stage and interacted with the fans in the front rows, he was electrifying, delivering a 9 minute version of The Beautiful People that was pure Manson at his best.

On the plus side, he now has a fantastic drummer, and several times the thunderous performance from that guy seemed to light up sparks with the goth icon.

I just long for the days when Manson put as much into his live act as he does in his studio efforts, The man is hilarious when he talks to the crowd, too. I really appreciate that he seemingly says whatever floats into his mind at any given moment….definitely not reading off a script!

As long as he keeps putting out great albums, I will keep supporting the live shows, because when he tries, Marilyn Manson is still capable of rock theater on a grand scale. Speaking of grand scale, Rob Zombie is the textbook definition of over the top spectacle. His light show, back screen projections, and sound are consistently cutting edge, and his band is a lethal machine.

One of the highlights for me was John 5’s ripping showcase of his incendiary guitar technique. He blazed away for nearly 5 minutes, covering several styles at dangerous levels of speed, but with a surgical precision.

Piggie D supplied the booming bottom end and contributed key backing vocals, while Ginger Fish supplied the blasting beats that provide that signature Zombie swing.

Zombie himself is perpetual motion, and totally committed to involving his audience in the experience of full immersion into the BIG SHOW. As I mentioned before, there weren’t a lot of changes in either headliners song lists this time around, but Zombie and band did throw in a scalding version of Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones in the middle of Thunderkiss ’65, and that was a huge highlight for me. Near the end of the show, Manson and Zombie teamed up on The Beatles’ classic, Helter Skelter, completed with images of the infamous Manson Family on the assorted screens. Zombie pointed out that the 50th anniversary of the Tate/LaBianca murders had happened just a couple of days prior to our show…”Better late than never,” he said. Even after seeing this show twice, I am pretty confident I would go back for more next year. That’s how much fun the Twins Of Evil are!

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Marilyn Manson: Mechanical Animals

I was on the fence about including another Marilyn Manson album, but then I started thinking about Mechanical Animals (1998), and realized what a bold, creative, and personal piece of work it was for the man and the band that share the same name. Manson did a big 180 degree change in musical style, appearance, and lyrical approach on Mechanical Animals at a time when he could quite easily have stuck with the format he established his stardom with on the Antichrist Superstar album, and that is commendable enough for an artist, but he went even further by writing a bunch of great songs in a glam rock style when that was a truly risky move.

The gamble paid off in a big way, as the album went platinum, spawning classic Manson songs like The Dope Show, Rock Is Dead, I Don’t Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me, Coma White, The Last Day On Earth, The Speed Of Pain, and Great Big White World.

The album cover became a big conversation piece and added to Manson’s notoriety, and remains a compelling and striking image.


Quick Cuts

Written By Rich Deckard

Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar

Starting the album thing again because there are just too frickin many great records that shouldnt be ignored. Fuck all, its better than political posts or pics of what I had for lunch.

This record came out at the right time and place…zeitgeist as the volk say.

Pound for pound its my favorite…he was young, dangerous, fresh and new and gave a much needed black belt karate kick straight to the balls of the music biz.

Im a sucker for concept records and this is a brilliant one.

Portrait was fierce, Golden Age of Grotesque was equally brilliant, Holywood certainly had its moments, but this one shines like an evil black star…


Bryson’s Picks

Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson

“Sweet dreams are made of these

Who am I to disagree

Travel the world and the seven seas

Everybody looking for something

Some of them want to use you

Some of them want to get used by you

Some of them want to abuse you

Some of them want to be abused”


On This Date in History

On this date in history, 7/18/2018, The Twins Of Evil Tour featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Deadly Apples made an appearance at Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN (or Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center if you insist on being technical)! It is no secret that I am an enormous fan of all things Zombie and Manson, so my anticipation at seeing them both together was astronomical to say the least. This was my 10th time seeing Rob Zombie (twice with White Zombie and 8 times solo) and my 9th time seeing Marilyn Manson and this tour definitely lived up to the hype. Deadly Apples started the show with a good set of original material. I was unfamiliar with them, but learned they hail from Canada and this was their first tour in 8 years. Their sound was really well produced and at times they would build up this big crescendo of power, only to bring it down and kind of let the moment slip away. I’ve seen better and I’ve seen worse. Speaking of better and worse, Manson has had his ups and downs on live stages, and I was thrilled that he seems to be back to caring about his craft again. His latest album, Heaven Upside Down, is a killer, and this performance included a couple of tracks off of it in addition to a handful of classics from Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals. Manson brought out two different pulpits to perform from, both songs being highlights of his set. The final song was a cover of the song Cry Little Sister from the movie Lost Boys. Like all the other covers he has done throughout his career, this one received the Manson touch and sounded suitably goth and menacing. As soon as Rob Zombie hit the stage there was absolutely no disputing who the true headliner was. Zombie pulled out all the big screens and every flashing light in the known galaxy to accentuate his ghoulish party anthems. Ironically, half of Zombie’s band spent time in the employ of Manson, making this a reunion show of sorts. The Zombie band consisting of Ginger Fish on drums, Piggy D on bass, and the astonishing John 5 on guitar, were in crushing form, delivering devilishly diabolical stadium sized riffs and rhythms without any pauses. When Zombie announced that he was going to do a song with his new BFF, the place went wild as Manson joined him for a high energy blast, covering Helter Skelter by The Beatles, complete with images of the infamous Charles Manson and his “family” projected on the screens accompanying the song that will forever be linked to them. Another short highlight was the unveiling of the official trailer for Zombie’s next movie, Three From Hell, due in 2019. All in all, The Twins Of Evil Tour was loud, fun, entertaining, and never a dull moment. I foresee adding to my numbers for both Manson and Zombie, because they still do that shock rock stuff better than anyone who isn’t named Alice Cooper!

Written By “The Concert Critic” aka Braddon S. Williams

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson literally consumed my musical listening upon its release in 1996. By the time this record came out, everything in rock music was starting to sound the same. I love a lot of grunge music, but I grew up in a time of performers, and grunge really was the antithesis of that. Marilyn Manson embraced the spotlight and had taken bits of David Bowie and Alice Cooper and created something new and dangerous. The record captivated me on all levels…conceptual, lyrical, production-wise, and musically…I would listen to it on headphones and get completely absorbed. I usually spotlight my favorite songs in these mini reviews, but this one just works from beginning to end and I usually played it through because it worked so well as a whole. Manson was basically public enemy number one during this period of his career. I caught one of the shows on his Dead To The World tour, and the amount of protestors outside was something I had never seen before. Inside, the band were owning that stage. They had hit their stride and it was their time. I will be attending the Twins Of Evil tour next month featuring Manson and Rob Zombie. I am hoping the Antichrist Superstar still has some of the dark magic up his sleeve…I wouldn’t bet against him!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

On This Day in History

On this date in history, 2/13/1997, a good friend and I witnessed the diabolical Marilyn Manson utterly destroy a capacity crowd at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis. Manson was touring the Antichrist Superstar album and he was at the height of his popularity/notoriety. There was definitely a feeling in the air that literally ANYTHING could happen. The opening all female band, L7, had just played a really solid set and as we waited for the former Brian Warner and his interestingly named band mates (Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Ginger Fish, and the mysterious new guitar player, Zim Zum) to take the stage, the power tripping security steroid squad decided to make us all sit on the floor. Needless to say, a Manson crowd tends to be full of malcontents and non-conformists, so we didn’t take this order too kindly! When Manson hit the stage to the crushing industrial martial onslaught of “Angel With The Scabbed Wings”, we were up and frenzied! This was the first time I saw Manson headline and he was inspired. As crazy looking as the entire band was, it was the sinister and coldly charismatic front man who commanded our attention. He did some really creative theatrical stuff up there, from the stark lighting effect of him holding a simple construction lamp on an extension cord to illuminate himself during “Sweet Dreams”, to the pulpit where he tore pages from a bible and then threw the ruined book into the crowd during “Antichrist Superstar”, he knew he would be getting strong reactions! This was one of the few times I’ve ever witnessed people outside the venue protesting before a concert. They didn’t stop us…and we witnessed an incredible show. It’s not for everyone, but the best things never are!

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic”

Marilyn Manson hospitalised after being injured by a falling stage prop Stage Prop at NYC Show, Gig Cancelled Mid-Set

Marilyn Manson  has reportedly been injured by a falling stage prop during a performance in New York.

The show at the Hammerstein Ballroom was cut short after the accident, with reports of the curtain dropping immediately and the lights switching off before the audience were told to leave the building. Manson was reportedly carried offstage on a stretcher.

Some attendees have written that Manson was trying to climb on the prop, a pair of giant pistols, before the they wobbled and fell on top of him.

A representative for the singer has confirmed the reports to Variety saying that, “Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital.”

Manson’s condition is not yet known.

Later this week, Manson will release his tenth studio album, ‘Heaven Upside Down’, on Loma Vista Recordings. He told NME, “this record is important in the scheme of what needs to happen and not in the ‘I need to save the world’ or ‘I give a s**t about anything other than making fun of the musicians who can’t make this record’ [way], or making my own records in the past feel bad for themselves for not being this record. I had to really outdo myself.”

On This Day in History


On this date in history, 9/10/1994, I traveled to the Ball State University campus in Muncie, IN, to see an incredible show at Emens Auditorium featuring Nine Inch Nails, The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, and Marilyn Manson. To say that this show brought out an interesting crowd is a massive understatement.

Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams


I was so mesmerized by the collection of enticing goth girls and assorted bold fashion statements worn by the members of the incoming audience that I barely took notice of Marilyn Manson during their opening set. I would rectify this poor decision with a quickness in the following weeks, but at the time I spent most of their allotted time simply people watching in the lobby as the fringes of society converged on this prestigious venue to witness this wonderful collection of alternative possibilities.

The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow:



The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow featured bizarre displays of physical abnormality performed by characters such as The Enigma and Mr. Lifto, all energetically emceed by the charismatic and manic Jim Rose, who participated in the show by laying shirtless in a pile of broken glass with a heavy female volunteer gleefully standing on his back…and he never stopped talking during the entire stunt.


The main event was the brainchild of Mr. Trent Reznor, the incredible Nine Inch Nails. This was at the height of their popularity and the lights, sounds, and sheer physicality of the performance was absolutely riveting.

nine-inch-nails-1994Reznor designed the light show himself, and it dazzled with enough strobe lights to cause seizures, but also featured some disturbingly haunting imagery in some of the best screen projections I have ever witnessed at a concert.

Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs (Unclean Live) 1994


This was my first NIN show and would not be the last. Actually, I’m hoping to see them again now that they have new music to bring to the faithful.

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic


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