Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law - because she was adamant guest MARILYN MANSON was the "devil".

The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother MICHAEL greeted his presence with an entirely different response - when she realised she was in the company of her heavy metal idol.

Presley says, "I went with Janet Jackson to her record release party. He (Manson) came backstage with Billy Corgan. (Janet) was flipping out because she thought he was the devil.

"I was completely star-struck. I had a crush on Marilyn during his MECHANICAL ANIMALS phase."

02/05/2005 17:43