The Pale EmperorThe Pale Emperor

Born VillainBorn Villain

The High End of LowThe High End of Low


Lest We ForgetLest We Forget

The Golden Age of GrotesqueThe Golden Age of Grotesque

Holy WoodHoly Wood

Mechanical AnimalsMechanical Animals

Antichrist SuperstarAntichrist Superstar

Smells Like ChildrenSmells Like Children

Portrait of an American FamilyPortrait of an American Family

Spooky KidsSpooky Kids

Related InterviewsRelated Interviews


Anonymous asks: Why did you guys decide to do the SWEET DREAMS song in the first place... and if you have an album out what is it's name?
Manson: The EP that song appears on is Smells Like Children. And the full length album is Portrait Of An American Family. I wanted to do the song because I really liked the lyrics and I thought that they were overlooked when the song was released originally by The Eurythmics.

ROSEGIRL asks: Dear Mr.Manson you went to college right? So what were you going to be if you were not a ROCKSTAR :)
Manson: I considered being a writer, but I found music a better format to relay my ideas.

Anonymous asks: how do you feel about all the little marilyn manson poseurs out there?
Manson: I think people should have a better attitude towards the newer Marilyn Manson fans because it's just one more step towards bringing our ideas into the mainstream and I'd rather see them being "Marilyn Manson poseurs", than listening to Hootie & The Blowfish.

ROCKETBAB asks: I heard you were a HUGE Jeff Buckley/Henry Rollins fan. Any truth to this?
Manson: No, not really. But I heard they're dating one another.

Anonymous asks: Are you ever gonna set yourself on fire in show?
Manson: If I feel the need to, but I don't have any plans at this moment.

Anonymous asks: Are you really scary, or is it an image?
Manson: This is the way I look, people can perceive it how they like It's different for different people.

Nihasa9 asks: How do you feel when people say that the cuts on your body and the blood from them is not real?
Manson: Ask the paramedics that stitched them up in the past two years.

ROSEGIRL asks: What is the most obscure thing you have had sex with?
Manson: Fresh pizza dough before it was served to customers.

Ruiner575 asks: If you were chained to a very heavy weight in a pond and given a knife...would you drown or cut your foot off to release the weight?
Manson: I would drink the water

Twiggy319 asks: Mr. Manson, what happened to your real eye?
Manson: Nothing about me is real. Reality is all in your perception

EXTANTpro asks: Have you ever slapped a cat, rammed a pen through its ear into it's brain, then masturbated on it?
Manson: No. I like cats.

Wulf152 asks: Of all the songs in the world, why SWEET DREAMS!?!?!?!?
Manson: Mostly because it would make you ask that question.

LunchBox4 asks: I've heard rumors that marilyn manson is going to break up after Antichrist Superstar. Is that true? I hope not.
Manson: Marilyn Manson as you know it will be different, maybe not come to an end, but things have and will change. Constantly. Until it comes to a finish.

Twiggy319 asks: Rev, do you plan on touring after ACS is released?
Manson: Yes. August, September possibly.

SxPistol9 asks: How is it working with Trent Reznor?
Manson: Last month he grew a mustache and he gets us to do things that we haven't done before. Musically, sexually, and legally.

KumKandy asks: Are you bi, straight or gay?
Manson: I don't care to limit myself to definitions when it comes to that.

NCiro asks: On 120 minutes you said your new album would do to the world what the manson murder's did to the world in '69, what did you mean by that?
Manson: It changed the way people look at things, it ended (the murders) the Summer Of Love as our album will bring to an end a similar false sense of unity that America is trying to sell us. And will bring to an end the age of Christianity.

HaloGirl2 asks: Are you scared of getting a disease, since you have people spit into your open wounds?
Manson: No, life without the threat of death isn't worth living.

Marilyn70 asks: If you could kill anyone in the world who would be your first victim?
Manson: I'd kill myself, thereby killing everyone.

HaloGirl2: Who were the men in "FUCK FRANKIE?"
Manson: They weren't all men, and they weren't necessarily Frankie either. That's all I can say.

GODLUVU66 asks: Do you like leather or vynil better?
Manson: I like leather because no one had to suffer for vinyl.

NCiro asks: One of my friends just sent his money away to be adopted into the MM family, what will he get?
Manson: Wait and see.

I AM U470 asks: Have you ever engadged in any oral sex with Trent Reznor. If you have give me details (size included)or would you...
Manson: Yeah, Trent and I get dressed in crow makeup all the time and suck each other's dicks. And he's got a big one.

MrBaileen asks: What's your deepest cut? What's your favorite self-multilation tool?
Manson: That's personal.

KidiMlest comments: A penis for the Rev. 8================D
Manson: But I prefer broken glass.

Twiggy319 asks: Reverand Manson, I'd be willing to be a virgin sacrifice on stage next time you come to San Diego. Would that be possible?
Manson: If you live long enough, I'll consider it.

AgentWonk asks: What made you become a Reverend?
Manson: I was asked by Anton LeVay and I accepted. Since he had been such an inspiration, it was an honor. However, I do not limit my beliefs to his writings or any one person, except myself.

Nihasa9 asks: Why do you cut yourself?
Manson: Sometimes onstage you get numb and you don't feel any pain, and it seems that that type of expression creates a strange bond between me and the audience. And it's a bit symbolic of what I'm trying to say to them. Almost ritualistic.

HaTeWoRKs asks: What is the most demented thing you have ever done to or with anybody?
Manson: I went to the mall with Twiggy the other day, and I wore jeans.

SadyGlut asks: If you could explain yourself to a really pissed off parent, how would you do it? (my parents are kinda pissed)
Manson: I would tell them that I'm merely the reality of America that they don't want to have to explain to their children because they created it in the first place. And I would ask them if they remembered when their parents were pissed off about Elvis Presley gyrating his hips.

Orgasmboy asks: WOOHOO THAT'S ME!!! Why did you do this crappy MTV thing?
Manson: So I could set the record straight that no one in this band ever EVER comes on America Online. And that anyone who says that they're us are just spreading ignorant lies.

ChcknKlle asks: Daddy....what would you do with a rectal probe, a rubber chicken, some vaseline, and a lollipop??
Manson: I'd have dinner with my parents.

DeborahNI asks: Do your parents appreciate the message you send to your listeners?
Manson: My parents are fans because they feel responsible for the way I've turned out. And they don't try and deny me.

R0CKETBAB asks: Manson...where in the WORLD did you get those great sunglasses that you wore on 120 mins.?
Manson: In 1988 I was at a Ronnie James Dio concert with Trent in Cleveland, Ohio and we had saved up our money to hire an escort and we stole the glasses from her.

FokFranki asks: Any visions on another vidio yet, if so for what song?
Manson: The next song will be from Antichrist Superstar. You'll have to wait and see.

Rich 126 asks: Is Michael Jackson one of your inspirastions?
Manson: I aspire to be as white as he.

Amethina asks: Reverand, I just wanted to tell you that I admire you and your work greatly and I think you are a beautiful man. I just wanted to know what you find attractive and look for in a person?
Manson: It's hard to find people you can trust, so that would be my main concern.

MxMx666: Why did Ginger Fish leave/get kicked out of the band?
Manson: So our first drummer, Sara Lee, could replace him. Dipshit.

DeboragNi asks: When was the last time you got arrested and what for?
Marilyn Manson: About 6 months ago in Ft. Lauderdale for indecent exposure and lewd and lascivious behavior.

RatchetRN asks: How do you think you'll die?
Manson: You'll have to listen to Antichrist Superstar for that.

Helium asks: Okay I do have a question. Are you glad or pissed that your music is being played on the mainstream stations now?
Manson: I'm proud of everything we've done, and it was our fans mostly who wanted a recorded version of Sweet Dreams So the fact that it has gone mainstream doesn't piss me off. And it shouldnt' piss off true fans if they believe in everything I've said from the beginning. Which is to expose as much of America as possible to what we have to say.

Mat Jaque asks: What bothers you the most about the media?
Manson: When they misquote me. A good example are two recent interviews in Hit Parader, which I never did, and are filled with lies and things I've never said.

Zen Angel asks: What does your mother think of your looks & your stomach??
Manson: She doesn't like my stomach much, but doesn't mind the poor job I do with my makeup.

KidiMlest asks: Who is the person you hate the most?
Manson: Sometimes myself but mostly it's a tie between all the members of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Avatar881 asks: Were you an outcast as child or teenager? Or even just a loner?
Manson: Still am.

TwiGgYeyE asks: What is the best chemical gumbo youve ever tried?
Manson: I wouldn't advise any of our experimentations. You'll just end up regretting them later. Bt I think human bones was probably the worst.

Need4 asks: Have you ever thought about experiencing necrophylia?
Manson: Yeah, I've thought of it. And I had a friend who worked in a morgue and I almost had a chance to try that, but it didn't happen.

MorphAX asks: What do you do in your free time?
Manson: I don't have much, but it usually is spent recovering from things I do when I don't have free time.

Avaitrix asks: what brand of makeup do you prefer?
Manson: Max Factor.

Dejavu200: Hello? Does Satan have a real influence on your music?
Manson: God and Satan are two words, like Marilyn and Manson, that can be used to describe the two sides of everyone's personality. So, that side of my personality does in fact have an influence on what I do.

SugarMgno asks: Do you like to do kinky sex games to your music? Where do you think of your songs?
Manson: Most recently our new album has been inspired through drug experimentation, sleep deprivation, dream states, overheard conversations on cellular phones, and life on tour.

MorphAX asks: Does the rest of your band ever feel like the spotlight is centered solely on you?
Manson: You'd have to ask them. But they trust me as a leader.

ThursMoo asks: If you want to be taken seriously why do you insisst on playing generic industrial crap?
Manson: Fuck off.

Zen Angel asks: What bands/singers do you like & don't like??
Manson: I like Monster Magnet, Doctor Hook, Diamanda Galas, The Stooges, Iron Maiden, Gary Numan, Ziggy Stardust, I don't like industrial music.

Sady Glut asks: If you had the chance to become immortal, would you do it?
Manson: I already have, it's not all it's cracked up to be.

GINGER197 asks: What can we expect from Anti Christ Superstar?
Manson: The end that you've all been waiting for.

Marilyn Manson - Just wanna say thanks to everyone for their support and remind everyone that if you see my name on here it's not me, unless I appear on a legitimate format like this. I want everyone to know that this recent success can only make what we stand for stronger and that I will never sell out what I stand for. Everyone stay tuned for Antichrist Superstar.



Source: AOL
Date Published: 30.05.1996
Country: US


Transcribed & Submitted By: S.D.