Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently commented on Marilyn Manson. Reznor has spoken out against his former protégé Marilyn Manson, calling him "a dopey clown" in a new interview with Mojo. Reznor: "He is a malicious guy and will step on anybody's face to succeed and cross any line of decency. Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he's become a dopey clown."
The love between both musicians began to deteriorate during NIN's "The Downward Spiral" tour in 1994 says Trent: "During the Spiral tour we propped them up to get our audience turned on to them and at that time a lot of the people in my circle were pretty far down the road as alcoholics. Not Manson. His drive for success and self-preservation was so high, he pretended to be fucked up a lot when he wasn't." And he adds: "Things got shitty between us and I'm not blameless. The majority of it though was coming from a resentment guy who finally got out from under the master's umbrella and was able to stab him in the back."
And the Nine Inch Nails frontman concludes: "He used to be the smartest guy in the room. And as a fan of his talents, I hope he gets his shit together".
"The High End of Low" is the seventh studio album by Marilyn Manson. It was recorded in the Hollywood Hills throughout 2008. Sean Beavan, who mixed "Antichrist Superstar", "Mechanical Animals", and "Eat Me, Drink Me", is co-producer of the album. The album was released on May 26th, 2009 (get it on iTunes). The album's first radio single "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" was released on May 14, 2009.