Shock rockers Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper came up with the idea of touring together after a chance meeting at a festival in Transylvania.

The two stars will hit the road in North America in June (13) and School's Out singer Cooper can't wait to chat with his tour partner in between shows - because he finds him fascinating.

He tells RollingStone.com, "The very first time I met him (Manson) was in Transylvania. It was the weirdest thing... (We were playing at) a big outdoor show, two miles from Dracula's castle.

"He walked by the dressing room and I said, 'Hey, come here'. We finally met face to face, and what we talked about was marriage, which was interesting."