Marilyn Manson (left) and Glenn Danzig have been shocking parents for years with their heavy, intense, provocative music. With both in town for Halloween weekend, we decided to find out: Who’s scarier?
Manson: “Belief is just a pitiful noose/Your god is cerebral masturbation/And Satan is your sorry excuse” (“Meat for a Queen”)
Danzig: “Serpents of the lord/Crawling to the will of God/Serpents of your lord/Crawling, all evil” (“Snakes of Christ”)
Manson: Stage attire includes corsets, garter belts and fishnet stockings that show off his disturbingly pasty thighs and ass.
Danzig: Tends to stick to the standard all-black T-shirt-and-pants ensemble, although is often topless.
Manson: Divorced burlesque star Dita Von Teese and is currently dating actress Evan Rachel Wood, 18 years his junior.
Danzig: Not married; very little information available about his private life.
Manson: A lawsuit filed by a former bandmate alleges that Manson collects Nazi memorabilia and human skeletons.
Danzig: Avid weightlifter and martial artist.
Manson: Developing a horror film based loosely on Alice in Wonderland, starring himself as Lewis Carroll.
Danzig: Developing a “voodoo zombie” movie based on his own comic-book series, to be shot in New Orleans.
Winner: While Manson may appear scarier on the surface, we all know it’s really the quiet ones you have to watch out for.
Marilyn Manson. October 31, 8 p.m., $58-$78. The Pearl, 942-6888.
Danzig with Horrorpops, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Suicide City. October 30, 5:45 p.m., $27. House of Blues, 632-7600.