Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Release Cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are the latest metal band, after Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Caliban, and probably some others I’m forgetting, to cover the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Metal bands like covering it because it’s about Charles Manson. So it’s evil, see? So that makes it okay to cover something as melodic and mainstream as the Beatles without coming off like wimps. Phew!
ANYWAY, the good news about this latest version of the song, which was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (The Red Chord, Hatebreed, etc.), is that thanks to Caliban, it is not the worst version of the track ever made. The bad news is, it’s still pretty bad.
Listen if you dare below. Rob and Marilyn kick off a co-headlining tour tonight. Get dates here.