Dotmusic 20 January 1997
3 Colours Red Say Touring With Marilyn Manson Was 'Rubbish'
3 Colours Red have launched a bitter attack on Marilyn Manson after supporting him in his European tour. The band went out on the road with the demonic one just before Christmas but it's an experience they say they never want to repeat.
Guitarist, Chris McCormack, told The Net it was the worst tour his band had ever done: "It was rubbish. Weve done lots of tours and I love touring, apart from that one. Its just the way he treats you, yknow, youre not allowed to do this, youve got a rule book of things that you cant do and its just pathetic". He says they were even banned from the soundcheck: "Youre not allowed to watch him soundcheck or enter catering when hes there. Were not allowed to soundcheck. We have four lights to use. Its just endless and by the end of it we were just worn out more than anything. We love playing and he kind of took that from us".
He says he hardly got to speak to Manson: "I think I said one word to him. I said a lot ABOUT him. It got a bit scary - the last night was a bit full-on. I think we kind of upset them a bit and we nearly came to blows, but I think theyre all mouth, really".
3 COLOURS RED TRY TO CRACK USA
3 Colours Red have just released their latest single, Beautiful Day, and are about to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland. Chris says they then intend to try to crack the USA: "We wanna be there for half a year, I think. I think the secret is not to stop, really, just keep working. Ive heard nightmare stories about it but its always what Ive wanted to do so Ive got to try it at least a few times". And he says touring in the States will be a good experience: "Touring, anyway is for me all part of being in a band and doing it in Americas gonna probably change that, coz Ive heard its a slog, but Ive gotta try it at least once".
Beautiful Day is out this week and is from 3 Colours Reds second album, Revolt, which is released in February.
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