Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has got a fight on his hands - and his opponent is an Italian Catholic leader.

The Beautiful People hitmaker is due to take his upcoming European tour to the country's fashion capital Milan on 7 June (03) but is being blocked by religious leaders.

One told British tabloid The Sun, "Manson is a lunatic with a screwed up soul who has adopted the worst possible way imaginable to get himself talked about in today's messed up world."

30/05/2003 02:00