Former Marilyn Manson band member Stephen Bier, operating under the monikers Madonna Wayne Gacy and Pogo, has reportedly told Kurt Cobain to “burn in hell” for alleged plagiarism, Alternative Nations reports.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Alternative Nation reports that Gacy points out the similarities between Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla,” as well as “Come As You Are” and Killing Joke’s “Eighties.”
He then reportedly posted a link to Killing Joke’s song “Eighties” with the caption: “And this is why you kill yourself, because you’re a f****** thief.”
An overreaction? Yep, we think so. Sadly, it's not surprising coming from Gacy, who reportedly sent death wishes to Marilyn Manson as well.
Listen to the two tracks below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”:
Blue Oyster Cult, “Godzilla”: