Photo Credit: Claudia Heidelberger

Photo Credit: Claudia Heidelberger

Marilyn Manson explored new territory with his new studio album ‘The Pale Emperor,’ which showed the alternative metal vocalist fully embracing a blues/hard rock hybrid approach that resonated with even unfamiliar listeners.

This is a sound which Manson says he would like to continue to explore on future albums, including a what he calls a “completed unexpected” collaboration with Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis.

“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,” Manson explained during a recent Q&A session on Reddit.

“Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis I think because he has plans of doing something similar – something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.

Manson went on to add: “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.”

Aside from his work with Jonathan Davis, the shock rocker says he’s also been recording music with Johnny Depp and that there’s a “strong possibility” that he will work with Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins in the near future.

That latter point may come as the result of Marilyn Manson’s upcoming ‘End of Times’ summer tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, which is currently scheduled to begin on July 7 in Concord, Virginia.

Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins 2015 Tour Dates

07/07 – Concord Pavilion, CA
07/09 – Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, CA
07/10 – Las Vegas The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, NV
07/11 – Phoenix Comerica Theatre, AZ
07/13 – Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
07/15 – Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
07/16 – Houston NRG Arena, TX
07/18 – San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, TX
07/19 – Austin City Limits Live, TX
07/20 – New Orleans Bold Sphere Music At Champions Square, LA
07/22 – Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, FL
07/24 – Tampa Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, FL
07/25 – Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, GA
07/26 – Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater, NC
07/28 – Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA
07/29 – Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
07/31 – Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, NY
08/01 – Mashantucket Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT
08/02 – Camden Susquehanna Bank Center, NJ
08/04 – Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON
08/05 – Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
08/07 – Chicago FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, IL
08/08 – Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
11/19 – London Eventim Apollo
11/21 – Wolverhampton Civic
11/22 – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/23 – Manchester O2 Apollo


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