Marilyn Manson got ‘sucker punched’ in the face at a Denny’s in Canada

Alice Cooper

Say what you want about Marilyn Manson (many people do), but the guy is a rock star. I’m not wild about what he does in his personal life. There’s also a fair chance that he enabled Johnny Depp’s descent into a caricature. But — don’t laugh too hard — Manson is a fine frontman, and his musical style has evolved past shock tactics. The Pale Emperor is a staggeringly bluesy album. He’s still a mess though. Dude has a reputation as a nefarious cad to maintain, so sometimes he gets carried away with rebellion. Such as the time when he scrawled “F*** you” on his face to deter the LAX paparazzi. Then he felt bad, apologized, and covered his face around children in the airport. I do notice the guy’s interactions with fans, and he’s usually swell to them. This story about him getting punched in the face at a Canadian Denny’s sounds off somehow:

Goth rocker Marilyn Manson got more than two pancakes, two eggs, two pieces of bacon and two sausage links during a trip to Denny’s this past weekend … he allegedly got clocked in the face!

According to our sources, Manson had a concert in Alberta, Canada on Saturday night and hit up a local Denny’s around 2 AM. We’re told Manson got into an argument with a group at another table, and at some point allegedly called a guy’s gf a bitch.

The guy was pissed, and we’re told he responded by punching Manson in the face.

Police confirm there was a disturbance at Denny’s that night, but no charges were filed and the case is closed.

We’ve reached out to Manson, and he’s going on the attack for what he calls a “sucker punch.”

[From TMZ]

TMZ followed up with Manson’s manager, who says Manson posed for photos with these woman and didn’t call anyone a bitch. He says the attacker elbowed Manson’s makeup artist in the face and “began screaming about blowing up Manson’s next concert.” A witness spoke with the Toronto Sun and says, “Manson was being friendly with everyone, anyone who wanted a picture, he would give them a picture, anyone who wanted an autograph he would give them an autograph. They were just talking and the guy just punched him right in the face without any provocation.” It sounds like this guy just wanted to punch Marilyn Manson, so that’s what he did. Manson says he will press charges in Alberta.

More Manson news. He and Billy Corgan announced a joint tour this summer. They did a Reddit AMA together. I was struck at how giggly they were together, both typing “hehee” all over the place. They gushed about cats. Manson admits to getting drunk and buying stuff on the internet, and then he forgets until “it’s like Christmas” when packages arrive. They discuss the rumor that Manson was really Paul Pfeiffer from The Wonder Years, and Billy says that rumor used to be about him. I remember people saying Billy was the kid from Small Wonder. It’s a fun read.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I’m pretty sure the sucker punch comes as an automatic side order at all Denny’s after midnight.

  2. jenn says:

    That’s some interesting drag contouring.

  3. taterho says:

    “Police confirm there was a disturbance at Denny’s that night”
    Every Monday morning police report in every city ever. LOL

    ETA This was supposed to be wedged under Kiddo’s remark up there ^
    I have wedgies on the brain.

    • mimif says:

      Tater wedgies. Dude TUBERU, how could I have waited this long to tell that you we’ve been making tater tot waffles?! I no lie. Best. Thing. Ever.

  4. Lori says:

    A) I thought Manson was the older brother from Mr Belvedeer? B) Denny’s is to Alberta what Dairy Queen is to Kentucky. Be careful!

  5. InvaderTak says:

    Loling at th headline forever. Surprised he eats at dennys. Hope the tour with Billy goes better than the tour with Rob Zombie. I’ll go if I can afford it.

    • floridaseaturtle says:

      why? Is he somehow above Dennys? Their food is historically decent & I am pretty sure that he would blend in socially just fine at that time of night.

  6. celine says:

    *starts crying uncontrollably at the sight of a giant tater waffle*

  7. Leah says:

    He looks like one of johnny depps characters!

  8. Chaucer says:

    I’ve got a soft spot for Manson. I just love him and I think it’s so funny how mushy he gets about cats. I think he’s one of the last real rockstars around. I’ll definitely be going to one of his shows.

    • Briamatia says:

      I am also a big Manson fan. That increased substantially with Son’s of Anarchy. He is who he is, un-apologetically, and there are fewer and fewer of his “type” around. I dig him, not sure if I would do him though-safe words would be a MUST!

  9. Littlebowbee says:

    What a stylish old woman.

  10. CatJ says:

    I just don’t get why, if it happened in Alberta, did the witness speak to the Toronto Sun…. is he that big a star that it went “National”????

    • ReignbowGirl says:

      I’m going to hazard a guess that, outside of Canada, no one has a clue about Canadian geography. “Oh, you’re Canadian? Do you know Jim? He lives in Toronto.” “Uh … I’m from Vancouver … ” “So, is that no?” “Yes. Here’s a map.”

      Alberta, Canada … good grief …

      • Snazzy says:

        IKR? My first question was: where in Alberta? So random …. Being from Calgary I could actually see someone being irritated with him and punching him in the face. Then apologizing and buying his lunch.

    • tigerlily says:

      Yes, good question why talk to a Toronto reporter? To be fair, my knowledge of American geography is sketchy apart from states close to Alberta or Saskatchewan.

  11. CatJ says:

    Hey Snazzy,
    It happened in Lethbridge….. well, he seems to have become the Leann Rimes of concert tours…
    I didn’t even think there was anything open after midnight in Lethbridge..

    • Snazzy says:


    • bokchoi says:

      hm. so it happened in Lethbridge and a witness called the Toronto Sun? I call BS on this one. No one from Alberta would randomly call a Toronto newspaper to dish.

  12. SueM. says:

    Denny’s is an absolutely awful restaurant. But it probably was the only one open at 2am.

  13. Mary Jane says:

    I loved the pics of MM and his dad wearing MM makeup. Not into his music, but I’ve heard he’s a remarkably well-read, articulate, and kind (if you’re not his GF — haha!) man, and he does seem to treat his fans well.