Update (6/30): In a recent Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, Marilyn Manson fielded a Q that wound up shedding light on what his project with Korn frontman Jonathan Davis could sound like. A fan asked, "Is there a possibility of you recording an unplugged/acoustic album?" Manson replied:
"Um...as a matter of fact, that's some of the plans, of the style of music that I'm working on right now.
I don't know what it'll turn into. Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis, I think. Because he has plans of doing something similar as well. Something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.
It is strange, when I think about it—I did record 'Smells Like Children' in Mississippi, which is where the blues came from. So there might be something more acoustic and blues in my future.
I like the rawness of it.
I definitely like the rawness."
Original Story (6/4): Marilyn Manson's about to hit the road with Smashing Pumpkins—one of our most anticipated tours for summer 2015—meaning he's got the press' ear for a minute. And what a way to seize the moment, as he told Metal Hammer (via NME):
"[Korn singer] Jonathan [Davis] and I used to be really close. We hadn't seen each other in quite some time. Now he and I are talking about doing something completely unexpected together."
Jonathan Davis quickly confirmed the news on Instagram, posting the headline and writing, "Yes this is happening #ogshit." More like HOLY shit. (Unholy shit?)
It feels like us '90s nu-metal heads should pay Manson and Davis just to have heard these very words, much less any actual song or album. Come to think of it, anyone know how to just PayPal these dudes right now?
That "completely unexpected" remark shouldn't go unnoticed, either; Korn has recently done deep dives into dubstep (aided by young master Skrillex), and Jonathan Davis revealed last week that he's doing a country music project with Big & Rich.