Controversial rocker Marilyn Manson is confident he's still the godfather of the rock scene, despite facing stiff competition from emerging bands. Manson has hit back at suggestions new bands within his genre are "stealing his thunder", and has penned the track REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE for his new album in response. He says, "I'm not the bitter guy that's jealous of these other bands that are coming up and stealing my thunder. I invented thunder and rain. I am THE black. "And I'm here to vacuum the red carpet."