Monster Magnet Leaves Manson Tour In Style

Monster Magnet completed its run as the opening act on the Marilyn Manson tour last night at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The band closed out its trek with a high-energy, old-school rock-and-roll set and left the stage on a (literally) blazing note.

After the band performed a blistering set of its own, which included Magnet favorites such as "Space Lord" and "Powertrip," lead singer Dave Wyndorf joined Manson on stage for the evening's final song, Monster Magnet's "Spine of God."

The Manson/Magnet duet, which also featured four scantily-clad female dancers grinding it out on stage, came to a close with Manson and Wyndorf setting the drums, guitars, amps, and an American flag (which Manson had been wearing at one point) on fire.

Just moments before hitting the stage last night, Wyndorf summed up the whole experience to MTV News. "This tour is the bomb," he said. "I'm

touring with people who are confident and who know what they like and are not afraid to walk it like they talk it. The Manson guys are cool."[28.8 RealAudio]

Monster Magnet was originally not even scheduled to be on the bill for the Uniondale date. The band stayed on to fill the slot left by Hole, who dropped off the tour after two weeks, citing "production" issues (see "Hole Walks Out On Tour, Manson Injury Postpones Several Dates").

The Manson tour continues on with Nashville Pussy moving up as the sole opening act. Monster Magnet is now getting ready to head to Europe to open shows for Metallica, which begin this weekend and continue through mid-July.