Shock-rock icon Marilyn Manson appeared as the guest star on the season finale of the AMC series Ride With Norman Reedus last night (Match 17th). The episode sees the Antichrist Superstar and the Walking Dead star exploring Nashville, where they check out some particularly badass roller derby and visit revered fashion designer Manuel Arturo José Cuevas Martínez Sr., renowned for the garments he’s created for prominent rock & roll and country music artists including Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. (He’s attributed as being the man who put the latter in black.) Manson also had the pleasure of riding a side bar hooked up to Reedus’ bike, an experience that he found alternately hilarious and terrifying: “I didn’t sign a waiver of death,” he jokes at one point during the bumpy experience. You can see the clip below.
Manson’s Ride appearance capped off a big weekend for the rocker. On Saturday (March 16th) he revealed on Instagram that he’s in the process of finishing up his next album, the follow-up to 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. That record was co-written and produced by noted score composer Tyler Bates, who has played guitar in Manson’s band and collaborated with the musician on 2015’s The Pale Emperor. According to his post, Manson appears to be mixing things up this time out, making his new album with outlaw country musician and longtime pal Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings. No word yet on a release date for the record, but Manson is set to hit the road with Rob Zombie again this summer — see tour dates here.
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