Stephen Bier, who was better known as Madonna Wayne Gacy when he played with Marilyn Manson between 1989 and 2007, has wished his former boss were the one who was dead instead of some of the other recent rock greats.
There is no love lost between the two musicians. He started with the band in 1989 as a live prop actor and worked his way into playing keyboards on a number of releases and during tours but was no longer a member when the 2007 album Eat Me, Drink Me was released. Bier filed suit against Manson later that year for unpaid "partnership proceeds" claiming that Manson had squandered profits on "sick and disturbing purchases". Manson filed a counter suit in December 2007 for breach of contract.
Bier is fairly outspoken on his Facebook site, including a January 29 post that stated "I am genuinely amazed at how many prominent entertainers and musicians have kicked-off in the last 30 days... too bad Brian Warner isn't one of them."
Brian Warner is Marilyn Manson's real name.
He followed in the same thread with additional comments, including:
Apparently, the old cliche that "only the good die young" is truth.Along with posting links to various stories on his comment, he has posted messages about Manson fan's reactions:
I can't wait to do: the electric Boogaloo, the Texas two step, the waltz, and an Irish jig on his grave.
You do know, & I mean all of you in plural, that this is a blatant attempt to pump up my own royalties by mentioning Brian Warner?
I woke up this morning to find my personal message inbox full of death threats, who would have guessed?Photo: Stephen Bier's Facebook.
Let's just say that I don't have many friends left in the business... thank God for small favors.