The Mars Volta bassist replaces Twiggy Ramirez during controversial show
By David Sands
November 8, 2017
Marilyn Manson has found at least a temporary replacement for bassist Twiggy Ramirez: Juan Alderete, who’s known for his work with The Mars Volta and Racer X.
Manson parted ways with Ramirez (whose real name is Jeordie White) in October following accusations by Ramirez’s ex-girlfriend Jessicka Addams that he raped her while they were dating in the 1990s.
Alderete made his debut as Marilyn Manson’s bassist during the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival in Devore, California on Nov. 5. (WATCH A CLIP BELOW.) It proved to be a controversial night for the shock rock band, with Manson grabbing headlines following an on-stage stunt that involved pointing a fake rifle at the crowd while singing through a microphone attached to its scope.
The decision to do so made some folks uncomfortable in the wake of the recent church shooting Sutherland Springs, Texas that left at least 26 people dead. Manson later issued a statement saying that the gesture wasn’t meant to be insensitive but rather was “an attempt to make a statement about how easily accessible semi-automatic weapons are and how seeing them has become normalized.”
It still isn’t clear yet whether Alderete will be a permanent part of Manson’s lineup.
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