Marilyn Manson regularly gives in to the urge to shoplift, just for fun

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson has a new interview with Rolling Stone to promote his upcoming album, The Pale Emporer. This photo shows Marilyn with his photog girlfriend, Lindsay Usich. They’ve been dating for at least a year. She’s beautiful, but I feel like she puts up with a lot. Marilyn seems high maintenance with plenty of personality quirks and tons of time spent hogging the mirror. This interview talks a lot about what Lindsay endures. She and MM get busy at least five times a day. He always does the deed with his underwear on because he wants to be prepared for a house fire. Seriously.

This interview is all kinds of crazy, which is exactly what you’d expect from Manson. He’s a 45-year-old dude who makes a living from shock rocking. Of course he’s not planning to go “normal” anytime soon. I’ve always been fascinated with him because he doesn’t really pretend to be an artiste. He simply presents himself as an unrepentant weirdo. Don’t get me wrong — if I saw MM walking down the street, I’d turn and run in the other direction. Marilyn is nothing but trouble, but he makes some good, angry treadmill music. Here are some excerpts. He’s completely enamored with bestie Johnny Depp. So odd:

The new album: “It’s dirty, like the dirt under my nails, like someone who has dug a grave.”

His littered love life: “I am flypaper for damaged women.”

His offer to the journo: “We’ll drink some liquors. We’ll make words of our own. We will play rap music if we want to. I’m chaos, I’ve always been chaos, my point on Earth is chaos. I’m the third act of every movie you’ve ever seen. I’m the part where it rains and the part where the person you don’t want to die dies. I’m here just to f*** sh*t up.”

He’s a gym rat now: “Treadmill, 10 minutes; arms, legs, on machines, no free weights.”

His best friend, Johnny Depp: “We mumble like we’re a mumbling chorus, and we finish sentences with hand gestures.” On a deeper level, they share certain fascinations and predilections. They tried to buy the gun that Hitler killed himself with. Neither can go to sleep unless a TV is on. They have matching tattoos, as well: on their wrists, the phrase no reason, and on their backs, “Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing,” Manson once said. “It’s kind of a secret. People say to us, ‘Why did you get that?’ And we say, ‘No reason.’” Today he says, “Johnny’s one of the only people I can talk to. I can’t explain it other than we don’t ever have to say anything, but we can’t really say it to anyone else, either. We like to consider ourselves 12th-graders, the guys with more experience than the ninth-graders, the ones that the girls want to f***. I mean, time and age are really irrelevant to me. Johnny is the same way. Sometimes, I think I’m trapped in the age that I started this. I’m trapped at 23.”

His “craziness”: “I’m all forms of crazy, which I think is one of my most charming qualities. It’s not diagnosable, because it involves co-morbidity, which is when you have multiple disorders, so they can’t figure out what it is. I don’t really like being intimate with people. I think maybe twice in my life have I taken a shower with a girl, and that was in the dark.”

[From Rolling Stone]

There’s a lot more stuff in the interview. Manson detail his bathing habits (they’re not thorough) and how he always uses the bathroom sitting down. (Is that weird? I’ve known guys who admitted to sitting for everything.) Manson owns a beaver rug gifted to him by Brangelina, which he keeps on an old abortionist’s chair. Oh, and he discusses his mother’s Munchausen by Proxy syndrome.

The most disturbing part of this interview — other than the over-the-top Depp worship — is how Manson admits to shoplifting on a regular basis. He stole John Varvatos sunglasses once, and he reguarly swipes gum from CVS. For real! That really bugs because Manson must do it for the thrill. All that shrink drives up prices for people who, you know, pay for stuff they get at stores. But whatever. Manson = rebel.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Photos courtesy of WENN

Related stories

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

41 Responses to “Marilyn Manson regularly gives in to the urge to shoplift, just for fun”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Illyra says:

    What a jackass.

    • Kitten says:

      So very try-hard.

      • doofus says:

        my EXACT thought.

        Trying. Too. Hard.

        and what an F-ing jackass re: the shoplifting.

        truthfully, this guy reminds me of the Biebs. still trying to work with what made him famous so many years ago…whether it’s Bieber still writing “love” songs for 12 year old girls or an aging “shock rocker” still trying to shock, it just comes off as pathetic.

      • qwerty says:

        “We’ll drink some liquors. We’ll make words of our own. We will play rap music if we want to. I’m chaos, I’ve always been chaos, my point on Earth is chaos. I’m the third act of every movie you’ve ever seen. I’m the part where it rains and the part where the person you don’t want to die dies. I’m here just to f*** sh*t up.”

        This is the most eye-rolly thing I’ve ever heard, I think. From a real person at least… Grey’s Anatomy characters might be able to top that.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Is there anything more boring that someone who tries so hard to be “crazy?” Yawn.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        agree 1 billion percent with all of the above!

        The thing he and Depp have in common, is that they BOTH need to grow up!

      • Wren says:

        Not just that, but endlessly telling us about it.

        If you have to tell someone that you’re weird, crazy, and/or different, you’re not.

  2. merski says:

    He seems like he would be exhausting to be around. But the new music sounds great, I’ll give him that. It’s been a while!

    Re: peeing while sitting – I don’t see the problem. I don’t really get why some guys make such a big deal out of it.

  3. QQ says:

    Bryan here has always been a good/interesting/wtf interview to me

  4. Maria says:

    Ugh, he clearly thinks highly of himself, he is a genuine artist tho…

    I loathe shoplifters.

    My sister does this, not because she can’t afford it, she just does it 😐 I no longer shop with her as a result, I won’t even go to Walgreen’s because I don’t want to be associated with her…

    This man is rich, pay for the damn gum.

  5. mimif says:

    I stopped reading at 5 times a day, because I had to go sit down and barf.

  6. MsGoblin says:

    He had a recurring role the last season of Sons of Anarchy. He looks 100% better WITH the make-up. Just saying.

  7. raptor says:

    It sounds more like he and Johnny Depp are 12th graders and the rest of the world is in a post-doc fellowship.

  8. smee says:

    Didn’t I also read he says he has sex five times a day? That and the shoplifting start pointing to the possibility of bi-polar tendencies……..

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’m no Doctor, but I am diagnosing him with “douchebag syndrome”!

    • Jag says:

      I’m bipolar and only have had sex that much when I was manic. This sounds like an everyday thing for him, so either he lives in a manic state, or he just has a really high sex drive. I don’t shoplift, so can’t speak to that. I think he was lying to try to shock us.

  9. Anastasia says:

    Oooooo how edgy.

  10. Artemis says:

    If his mother had MSbP, I’m pretty sure that has affected him negatively. He even points out that mental health issues are genetic. It’s sad that this will be seen as him being ‘shocking’ when I think he has been through a lot in his life. From what I’ve seen of him, he is quite intelligent. So I won’t judge his ‘weirdness’ for that reason.

    That being sad, I question some of the other things he says. After all, he does have a certain image to uphold, he’s selling us something. What is real and what is fake is hard to know.

    But I do rebuke the way he talked about his exes. Especially Dita. From what I know, they tried to make it work and were pretty normal but after they got married, he checked out mentally. He preferred partying and cheating and when she tried to change that, he just didn’t care, wanted to have his cake and eat it and then played the victim when they got divorced and dissed Dita publically while she stayed silent (and refused any money, only taking their cats!).

    He does seem to prefer women who idolise him and obey him because when Dita focused on her work instead of trying to fix the shitty marriage, he used it against her in post-divorce interviews. Then there also was that vile song about McGowan, his ex.

    I think in general he’s a selfish, childish and sexist man regardless of mental health issues or personal traumas or intelligence. Trash. And that’s who Johnny is friends with. And that’s the life Paradis had to tolerate.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I adore Dita Von Teese so I’m biased but that was the impression I got of the marriage. Largely because after the fact she kept a dignified silence while he publicly bad mouthed her and was instantly dating Rachel Evan Woods, a much younger woman. He does seem intelligent however since intelligence is largely genetic I’m not that impressed by a person being highly intelligent. Especially when their general demeanour suggests they lack the ability to take ownership of their choices, accept that their behaviour impacts others and that they can’t admit fault- intellectually and emotionally. That said I don’t like his music but my friends in high school loved it. So maybe he just annoys me because I had to listen to his terrible music at parties.

  11. maeliz says:

    What a stud! Shoplifting for fun? He probably gets away with it because nobody wants to look at him. Keeping his undies on while having sex in case there is a fire is ridiculous. He says all these things thinking he’ll sound cool and different from others but we all roll our eyes

  12. clara says:

    May I suggest lipliner, Marilyn? That stuff is bleeding.

  13. FingerBinger says:

    He looks like he only spends 10 minutes in the gym. As for the stealing ,I bet he lives in an area where they know he steals and the store sends the bill to an assistant or something.

  14. OTHER RENEE says:

    I don’t believe half of what he says. And the other half is questionable as well. But yeah, he’s a total douche.

  15. gilmore says:

    I have read that sex 5 times a day bit over and over again because I just can’t believe it. That poor girls vadge, that poor girls taste, save yourself Lindsay.

    • Zigggy says:

      Doesn’t that just skeeve you out?? The fact that he says he HAS to have it 5 times MINIMUM seems like she doesn’t have a lot of say.

    • Anony says:

      I also couldn’t get past that comment! 5 times a day? 5 times a MONTH is PLENTY for me! Oh my gosh 5 times a day…wouldn’t you develop permanent sandpaper vagina!??!? In my youth I remember doing it a few times a day and the next day you are SORE to do it multiple times every day? Ugh! Geez, someone needs to self-love a little more.

  16. Veronica says:

    The thing that blows my mind is that underneath all this bullshit, there’s some actual intellect. He’s written some very thought provoking essays on violence in the media and religious politics. But then the rest of us grew up, and he didn’t? So whatever thoughtful dialogue he could provide is completely lost under the bullshit.

    Also: everything we thought about Johnny Depp being a fifty year old man child? Confirmed. No wonder Vanessa Paradis wasn’t torn up about the breakup.

  17. kris says:

    He sounds like a total idiot.

  18. Danskins says:

    Ahhhh don’t cha just love 1% privilege? Being rich enough to buy unlimited gum but shoplifting it instead for kicks? How “rebellious.”

    Meanwhile as a 99% POC working full-time, in grad school part-time and barely making ends meet, I get to enjoy being followed around in just about every shop I visit (grocery stores, boutiques, etc.) just because I’m deemed ‘suspicious’ because of the color of my skin. Even though I’ve never once stolen anything from any store in my entire life.

    Must be nice to not ever have to worry about being racially profiled.

    He’s such a pretentious douche.

  19. ch2 says:

    There’s a clip of him on Bill Maher from many many years ago and he seems articulate, thought provoking, calm ad composed. I really admired him after watching that episode. He sounds like an emo d-bag in this one. Sads…

  20. Lauraq says:

    I’ve read his autobiography and he totally presents himself as a troubled artiste in that one. I like his music, but he’s a total jerk.