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Marilyn Manson Recruits Mars Volta Bassist Juan Alderete

The bassist replaces Jeordie White, who was ejected from the band last month.

Marilyn Manson has got Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta on board to replace the recently ejected Jeordie White/Twiggy Ramirez, who was asked to leave the band after various allegations of abuse behaviour were made against him by his former girlfriend, Jessicka Addams of the riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill.

Alderete first appeared with Manson on November 5 at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Devore, California, but it sounds like he’s gone full time.

Alderete got his start back in the 80s as a member of proto-shred-metal band Racer X, who sounded like this:

…and looked like this (Alderete in the centre):

Jul17 Pg Feat Juan Alderete Racer X Studio 1987 Photo By Neil Zlozower Web

Those leggings are quite something aren’t they? He went on to join Mars Volta in 2003, but by then was sporting some slightly more sombre legwear:

The Mars Volta Bullet Cable Juan Alderete Coil Cable 2011

(Image via)

No word yet on what legwear he’ll have on during his Marilyn Manson tenure, but we’ll keep you posted on any developments.

Posted on November 6th 2017, 4:44p.m.
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