Desert Uprising: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and More, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/28/12

Desert Uprising, featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, The Art of Dying @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion| 9/28/12
There have been a lot of ups and downs during the planning of 98 KUPD's first annual Desert Uprising last night, which found Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's Twins of Evil tour teaming with the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour.

See the full Desert Uprising Day 1 slideshow. It seemed like the line-up was constantly shifting: First, Stone Sour had to drop off the bill due to guitarist Jim Root's health problems, but frontman Corey Taylor decided to perform solo. Jonathan "JDevil" Davis, the dubstepping Korn side project, was initially supposed to open with a DJ set, then moved to the VIP DJ, then just completely dropped out per doctor's orders-- but Sid Wilson from Slipknot, a.k.a DJ Starscream, took his place.

But, Marilyn Manson! Rob Zombie? Having those two kick off their tour in Phoenix seemed too good to be true -- just as long as Manson didn't run low on his absinthe supply and all of Zombie's pyrotechnics for his new show setup didn't blow off a stage hand's arm.

See also: Is Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah and Pantera Going to Open a Strip Club in Phoenix? See also: Digital Summer's Kyle Winterstein on Playing Desert Uprising See also: Rob Zombie on His New Record, New Movie, and Why Metal Shows Need Girls See also: Rob Zombie's Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: "More is More"

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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