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.
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