Interview:1996/04/30 AOL

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AOL Chat with Marilyn Manson
Interview with Marilyn Manson
Date April 30, 1996
Source [1][2]

[Undefined] 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?
Marilyn 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 :)
Marilyn Manson: I considered being a writer, but I found music a better format to relay my ideas.

[Undefined] asks: how do you feel about all the little marilyn manson poseurs out there?
Marilyn Manson: I think people should have a better attitude towards the newer Marilyn Manson fans because it's just one more step towards bringing or 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?
Marilyn Manson: No, not really. But I heard they're dating one another.

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

[Undefined] asks: Are you really scary, or is it an image?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: I would drink the water

Twiggy319 asks: Mr. Manson, what happened to your real eye?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: No I like cats.

Wulf152 asks: Of all the songs in the world, why SWEET DREAMS!?!?!?!?
Marilyn 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.
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: Yes. August, September possibly.

SxPistol9 asks: How is it working with Trent Reznor?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: No, life without the threat of death is worth living.

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

HaloGirl2: Who were the men in "FUCK FRANKIE?"
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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...
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: That's personal.

KidiMlest comments: A penis for the Rev. 8================D
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: If you live long enough, I'll consider it.

AgentWonk asks: What made you become a Reverend?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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)
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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??
Marilyn Manson: I'd have dinner with my parents.

DeborahNI asks: Do your parents appreciate the message you send to your listeners?
Marilyn 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.?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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??
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: Still am.

TwiGgYeyE asks: What is the best chemical gumbo youve ever tried?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: Max Factor.

Dejavu200: Hello? Does Satan have a real influence on your music?
Marilyn Manson: God and Satan are 2 words, like Marilyn and Manson, that can be used to describe the 2 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: Fuck off.

Zen Angel asks: What bands/singers do you like & don't like??
Marilyn 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?
Marilyn Manson: I already have, it's not all it's cracked up to be

GINGER197 asks: What can we expect from Anti Christ Superstar?
Marilyn 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".


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