Marilyn Manson Drops ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’

“Cupid Carries a Gun” is the latest song from Marilyn Manson’s forthcoming LP, The Pale Emperor.

Like the other songs on The Pale Emperor, Manson co-wrote the tune with Tyler Bates.

“Manson and I wrote a draft of ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’ shortly before I began working on the score for Salem,” Bates told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “A couple weeks later I saw the title sequence and the song immediately came to mind. I showed it to Manson for fun more than anything, and it inspired us to finish the song that night.”

“The song ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’ was the last track we just finished for my new album,” Manson said to THR at the time. “The occult and witchcraft [are] so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins. However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliché like most modern films.”

Watch Marilyn Manson Sing “Ava Adore” With The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins just put out a new album, Monuments To An Elegy. The had a show at Koko in London on Friday night with a special guest Marilyn Manson.  Manson came out during the encore to perform his new song “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge” and join the band on “Ava Adore.” Manson told Gigwise that he had been rehearsing with the band all week, and that it was the first time he’d seen Billy Corgan in 15 years. (Last year, Manson told Larry King that Corgan was mad at him ever since he said it would be a good marketing idea “if [Corgan] sold Charlie Brown T-shirts and bald caps at concerts … He does look like Charlie Brown a little bit.”) Watch below.

This Day in Music History — November 25

1966 : The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays their first UK show at the Bag O’Nails in London.

1975 : Deep in debt, Elvis Presley takes out a $350,000 loan from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, TN. His Graceland estate is put up as collateral.

1976 : At the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, The Band plays their last concert, which is filmed by Martin Scorsese and released as the classic concert movie The Last Waltz. Guest performers include Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond,Van Morrison, and Neil Young.

1998 : Spin magazine editor Craig Marks tells police that shock rocker Marilyn Manson’s bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claims he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after the artist performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Manson allegedly threatened Marks. “He said `You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know,'” Marks claims.

2005 : Country music makes itself comfortable all around New York when the Country Music Association holds its 39th annual CMA Awards show at Madison Square Garden.

This Day in Music History — November 6

1975 : The Sex Pistols play their first ever gig, opening for the band Bazooka Joe at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Bazooka Joe’s lead singer is Stuart Goddard, who is so inspired by the set that he drops out of art school and takes the name Adam Ant.

1979 : Paul Simon kicks off his latest British tour at London’s Hammersmith Odeon by offering to buy everyone in the audience a drink. The tab comes to about $2,000.

1998 : Shock rocker-turned-glam poster-boy Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for The Dope Show, the first single and video from the group’s latest release, Mechanical Animals. “Dope Show” also wins best hard rock/metal clip.

2005 : The Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys opens on Broadway to rave reviews.

Marilyn Manson Plays “The Beautiful People” With Johnny Depp And Die Antwoord

Marilyn Manson brought out Johnny Depp and Die Antwoord rapper Ninja during his Halloween show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. They performed “The Beautiful People” from 1996′s Antichrist Superstar. Johnny Depp has a history of performing with rock musicians, and joined Manson for a cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” in 2012 and has recorded with him a few times. Watch below.