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Marilyn Manson’s New Album Was Inspired By Rihanna, And He’s Working On Music With Lil Uzi Vert

Marilyn Manson announced his new album today in a big interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio — but it’s who else he’s working on music with that might be an even more compelling story. Consequence Of Sound reports that Manson will be working with one of rap’s buzziest rising stars, Lil Uzi Vert, who has made Manson’s influence on his own music very clear, and in return, Manson has taken interest in working with him in the future:

“He wants to do a rock album next, and I would love to see that happen because I think that he could make a new thing,” Manson told CoS. “Not some rock/rap type of thing, something special and new that I think needs to be created just to f*ck the world up more. I think that if I had to pick what Lil Uzi Vert should be, if he’s involved in rock, it’s an early Bad Brains or Faith No More, but with a catchier element. I think he has punk rock in him. He’s a lil crazy motherf*cker. And good. Smart as f*ck. He has an attitude like I did, and I like that about him.”

As for Manson’s new record, it’s entitled Heaven Upside Down, and is due out 10/6, and is introduced today by the lead off single “WE KNOW WHERE YOU F*CKING LIVE.” It was recorded in Los Angeles with film composer Tyler Bates (who also worked with Manson on Pale EmperorR) and will join Manson in his work on new Lil Uzi Vet music.

According to Manson, parts of his new album were inspired by Rihanna:

“Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can’t be taken literally, is Rihanna, her last record. That one song, ‘Love On The Brain’, it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just… meant it. And I think that’s maybe what rappers like about me. They see it as being sincere and real, and I think thats a part of rap culture, as it was a part of punk rock and real rock or whatever you wanna call anything. You can tell when something is being forced and trying to be something it isn’t. It’s not about how many tattoos you have or if you say f*ck enough in a song, it’s in the way you say it. It’s the way you live your life.”

Listen to the new lead single above and check out the full tracklist and tour dates below.

Heaven Upside Down tracklist:
1. “Revelation #12”
2. “Tattooed In Reverse”
3. “WE KNOW WHERE YOU F*CKING LIVE”
4. “SAY10”
5. “KILL4ME”
6. “Saturnalia”
7. “JE$U$ CRI$I$”
8. “Blood Honey”
9. “Heaven Upside Down”
10. “Threats Of Romance”

Tour dates:
09/27 — Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
09/29 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/30 — New Yorkr, NY @ Hammerstein Ballrroom
10/02 — Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
10/03 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
10/05 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel
10/07 — Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance
10/08 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
10/10 — Chicago, IL @ Riveria Theater
10/11 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
10/12 — Kansas City, MO @ Freaker’s Ball
10/14 — The Woodlands, TX @ Houston Open Air
10/15 — Grand Prairie, TX @ Freaker’s Ball
10/17 — Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
10/19 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/22 — Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/23 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona State Fairgroundsr
10/27 — Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
10/28 — Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
11/05 — Devore, CA @ Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
11/12 — Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
11/14 — Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/15 — Elsinore, DK @ Hal 14
11/16 — Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/18 — Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/19 — Prague, CZ @ Tip Sport Arena
11/20 — Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/22 — Tuin, IT @ Pala Alpitou
11/23 — Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
11/25 — Berlin, DE @ Velodom – UFO
11/27 — Paris, FR @ Accor Hotels Arena
11/28 — Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouw
11/29 — Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/01 — Nancy, FR @ Zenith
12/02 — Brussels, BE @ Forest National
12/04 — Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo
12/05 — Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
12/06 — Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
12/08 — Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
12/09 — London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena

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