Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, who has a new album to shill, is talking about his falling out with his former protege, shock rocker Marilyn Manson. The two went from trusted pals to bitter rivals supposedly because Reznor heard that Manson wanted David Bowie to produce the CD "Mechanical Animals" (the album was produced by Michael Beinhorn last year). "I think fame and power distort people's personalities," Reznor recently said. "He and I are two strong personalities that could coexist for a while, but things changed. I'm not pointing fingers at him 100 percent, but some lines were crossed that really hurt me when I was down--real down . . ."
Rob Zombie is compiling an album titled "American-made Music to Strip By," which will comprise remixes of the songs found on his last effort, "Hellbilly Deluxe." MTV News reports that remixers on the project include Rammstein, Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal, God Lives Underwater, Nine Inch Nails keyboardist-drummer Charlie Clouser, and onetime NIN drummer Chris Vrenna . . .
A furor has erupted in Macon, Ga., over allegations that fans have desecrated the graves of two members of the Allman Brothers, Berry Oakley and Duane Allman. Lars Anderson, an attorney for Berry Oakley's sister Candace, said the graves may be relocated because fans have chipped off letters and stolen statues from the graves, behaved in a rowdy manner and dug a tunnel in an attempt to steal one of the bodies. "There are some sick people out there," the lawyer said. "People have sex on these graves, they drink liquor and smoke joints on them. How long can my clients keep them off? I don't know." The two died in separate motorcycle accidents, Allman in 1971 and Oakley in 1972.