Manson's book make some big claims about some familiar names in the music world, including a passage in which he says that he once had to fend off an offer for oral sex from Red Hot Chili Peppers/Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. As MTV News first reported on Friday's edition of "MTV Live," Navarro had this to say about Manson's writing.
"It just so happens that in here, on my Macintosh Apple, which by the way I'm more than willing to endorse, this picture here (Navarro holds up his Powerbook which holds a picture of the guitarist getting his nipple bitten by Manson). Oh! What's happening here? Who's trying to fend off who? I'm passed out. [300k Quicktime] Look what this guy's doing to me. (Begins singing in harsh voice) 'The beautiful nipple, the beautiful nipple.' But I did. He had to try and fend me off. It's true."
In the book, Manson also writes that his guitarist, Twiggy Ramirez, had a brief affair with Courtney Love, and that Trent Reznor believed she started it to keep tabs on him. Love's people have no comment on Manson's book, which will arrive in stores in mid-February. However, Navarro will have plenty to say on the first edition of MTV News' new show, "MTV News 1515," which premieres Friday at 8 p.m., and airs again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and midnight.
In other Manson news, February 10 will see the release of "Dead To The World," a home video documenting the group's last tour, which wound up last September in Mexico City.
Meanwhile, last Friday a judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Manson by Scott Putesky, who went by the name Daisy Berkowitz when he was a guitarist with Manson. As we first reported last September (see "Manson Sued By Former Guitarist" in the MTV News Gallery), Putesky claims he's owed thousands of dollars in royalties after being unjustly forced out of the band two years ago. The trial should open later this month.