Tonight the Twins of Evil will rock into Detroit MI to kickstart the Second Coming tour.
Ahead of the opening night show, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have put out their cover of The Beatles classic track Helter Skelter. The track, originally appeared on The White Album, but is often associated with Charles Manson who subversively used it to try and promote a race war in the 60’s.
You can purchase/stream the track right now by clicking http://smarturl.it/helterskelterMMRZ (more retailers will be added to this smart link as we get them), or you can listen to the track just by playing the video above.
Rob Zombie spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about how the collaboration came together:
We had been talking about doing something together for these shows — that he should come onstage during my set and we’d do a song. But we couldn’t think of what song. After we talked, later that night I was home and I just thought, The obvious song is “Helter Skelter”… It’s so obvious that neither one of us thought of it! And then I figured, well, rather than us just doing it onstage, why don’t we take it one step further and record it and put a new spin on it? That way, rather than just doing some impromptu jam together, now the fans will go, “Oh, there’s the song I’ve already heard, and now they’re doing it.”
UPDATED: To see an image of the full cover and photos/videos from Manson and Zombie performing Helter Skelter on stage in Detroit click read more.
And here’s a video by YouTube User Thomas Savage from Detroit’s opener and the live performance of Helter Skelter