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In the third part of our interview with Corey Feldman, the musician and former child star tells us that he believes Marilyn Manson personally sabotaged his 2017 tour. Check out his thoughts on the 35th anniversary of The Lost Boys here, and reflections on his new box set, Love Left 2.1, here.
“The ‘Heavenly Tour’ was definitely the exact opposite of that,” Corey Feldman tells Consequence. “It was the ‘Hellish Tour.’ But that was due to infiltration. We had people that were sent in that were spies that were not there to be musicians but were there to cause mayhem.”
According to Feldman, he has collected evidence suggesting that Marilyn Manson led an operation to successfully sabotage that 2017 tour. “If it walks like a horse and talks like a horse,” he says, inviting us to watch where we step.
This isn’t the first time Feldman has publicly blasted Manson. In 2021 he accused the shock rocker of “decades long mental and emotional abuse,” saying Manson “has been obsessed w me 4 over 2 decades!” He also tweeted about problems on the 2017 tour, writing, “THE ABUSE THIS PSYCHO HANDS OUT, WAS KNOWN 2 ME BY THE SPIES HE SENT N2 MY LIFE, 2 RUIN MY TOUR,” and claiming that Manson was able to “MANIPULATE MY TOUR THRU THESE ‘FALSE ANGELS’ INCLUDING PLANTING HIS BUS DRIVER WADE ON MY TOUR.”
Now he’s offering more details about the alleged sabotage, which he says included planting backup singers who were instructed to do a bad job. “They were purposely singing off-key,” he says, “Playing wrong parts, doing stuff like that so we would get negative attention, get negative reviews. And then made all these terrible allegations after the tour ended, saying that we didn’t feed them and we didn’t pay them, and they didn’t shower. Just stupid stuff.”
That wasn’t the only problem he thought could be linked back to double agents. “The bus broke down ten times. It happened to be Marilyn Manson’s bus, and when I say ‘happened to,’ I say that lightly. It happened to be Marilyn Manson’s bus driver and it happened to Marilyn Manson’s girlfriend that happened to be part of the band or one of the girlfriends.”
As Feldman would have it, this musical vandalism even extended to the opening acts: “They were doing things like calling venues ahead of time and putting very dark bands ahead of a pop group as the opener.”
Representatives for Manson did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But even Feldman admits that he deserves some of the blame for hiring these alleged infiltrators. “I was very sloppy,” he says.
“I put out an open Facebook post and said we were doing an open casting call for young females who were attractive and could play multiple instruments and that were willing to wear this ridiculous costume on stage — because a lot of rock and roll girls don’t really want to do that. If you were willing to wear wings and a halo and willing to dress like an angel, you could come and audition. So we kind of left it open to anybody, and another thing we did was open our house up to people and let them stay there if they needed. So we were the perfect patsy.”
When I ask if he thought the saboteurs achieved their aims, he first says, “Yes, absolutely. The tour shut down,” before clarifying, “It wasn’t necessarily because of them that it had shut down, it was because of the fact that the #MeToo Movement had started and there was all this pressure on me to name names, all this stuff, and this was actually when I decided to kind of freeze everything and serve the higher good.”
As for why Manson would want to do this, Feldman isn’t sure. “Yes, he was heavily involved in trying to infiltrate that tour. I don’t really know the reason. I can’t tell you, other than the fact that we just know that he was behind the scenes of a lot of stuff.”
Feldman is currently on tour supporting his new box set, Love Left 2.1, and tickets are available here.
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