After sustaining injuries including a broken leg at a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York in September after a prop collapsed on him, Marilyn Manson returned to the stage on Sunday night in San Bernardino, CA. He debuted a segway throne that he is able to stand on, with gun props behind him similar to the ones that fell on him. See photos and video below.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl first used a rock and roll throne in summer 2015 after he broke his leg, and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose borrowed his throne in spring 2016 following an ankle injury.
Dave Grohl discussed having his rock and roll throne built after breaking his leg in 2015, and lending it to Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose in 2016.
“Well, it’s strange,” he reflects to Team Rock, “because I remember right after surgery, having the phone call with my production crew. We had to cancel four or five shows, but we wanted to finish [the tour]. I knew I couldn’t walk for months, so I thought, ‘OK, I’ll sit down.’ And we drew this diagram and made that crazy throne.
“The first show sitting in that throne was so fucking weird. I’d never sat down and played a rock show in a stadium. And I was nervous, but by the end of the show, I thought, ‘That was weird, and I like things that are weird, so let’s do it more.’”
Grohl’s throne carved out its own small slice of rock’n’roll folklore – especially when it was lent to fellow hobbler Axl Rose. “I went to see Guns N’ Roses and it was a fucking great show, but I was sitting there watching them, like, ‘That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life.’ It’s like watching a king on a throne just sort of conduct an audience.”