Thursday, May 17, 2007

Now that Marilyn Manson has a new album about to drop, it’s time to check in and get a good solid dose of authentic darkness from the Anti Christ Superstar. It’s really for our own benefit too because when you listen to his new album, Eat Me, Drink Me in a few weeks (the one you’re eventually going to hopefully pay 11.99 for at your nearest Virgin Records), it’ll ring true on a whole lot of levels and will feel like you’re buying a musical portrait of the blood, blackened with self indulgent sadness that has been squeezed out of his veins to make the album in the first place.

So, in many ways, it’s time to thank Page Six for bringing our attention to his plight. They quote him as saying:

"Really, I haven't left my house in a year. I shut myself, literally, out of being with people . . . I didn't want to live. When you want to die, you at least have a goal," the shock-rocker tells Britain's Observer. "[Dita] didn't understand the amount of pain I went through."

Well, he didn’t leave the house except to record the new album, meet with Polydor executives to make sure it was marketable, to see the 19 year old version of Dita von Tees, Evan Rachel Wood, who he’s currently dating and who appears in his newest music video where they’re apparently actually having sex - which he also left the house to film .

Although, they’ve denied that it’s actual sex – probably to keep the album-buying parents just
enough on side to cough up the cash for kids who don’t work. And besides, it’s really just more fun to not know for sure and to let it all merge into the mystery and mythology surrounding that catalyst for highly stylized, self indulgent gothic performance that is Mr. Manson. If you think about it too much it doesn’t cut to the core of your soul. Your misunderstood, unhappy, rebellious teenaged soul. Stop thinking, believe and buy. [source]

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