Marilyn Manson Talks Collaborations + ‘Antichrist Superstar’ Anniversary in Reddit AMA Session
Marilyn Manson took part in an AMA (ask me anything) Reddit session on Thursday night (June 25). The shock rocker answered a host of questions from fans that ranged from what artists he would like to collaborate with to his acting career to his relationship with Trent Reznor and the upcoming 20th anniversary of Antichrist Superstar.
Manson opened up about possible collaborations in the future revealing, “I have some plans to do more work with Shooter Jennings. He and I recorded for his album a cover of David Bowie‘s 'Cat People,' and we also wanna do some more music together. I did a couple songs with Johnny Depp recently before he left to go to Australia. And I plan on starting, maybe this week or next week when I’ve got some time, with Twiggy on going back to the core of where Marilyn Manson started. And there’s a strong possibility of doing something with Billy Corgan, while we’re out on the road together. And Jonathan Davis from Korn and I plan on doing something together.” Fans can read more about their collaboration here.
He was also asked about the possibility of releasing an acoustic album. “I like doing things acoustically," says Manson. "I’m not afraid to sing in front of other people with a microphone, acoustically, which was something I was shy to do in the past. I would never want to have people in the studio, I would want to sit in the sound booth. But now I don’t have a problem with it at all. In fact, I wouldn’t mind performing live acoustically as well. I even crashed some innocent strangers’ bachelorette party karaoke a few weeks ago! I don’t know if they wanted a concert or not, but they got it.”
Manson added that he has been working on acoustic music that “might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.” He concluded that there “might be something more acoustic and blues” sounds in his future saying, “I like the rawness of it.”
The singer also discussed his strained relationship with Trent Reznor. “I don’t have a problem with him," explained Manson. "I have a problem with some of the things he’s done to me in my career. But at the same time, I have to give him credit where credit is due, as being inspiration when I was starting out and giving me my break. But we’re not at odds with each other. I just don’t have interest in being friends anymore.”
Next year also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Manson’ seminal album Antichrist Superstar. He offered up that he just talked to Twiggy Ramirez about a possible tour next year to celebrate the anniversary. “I think that might be something we’d really want to do. I’ve always really enjoyed that time," says Manson. "The idea of doing that, even when we first put the album out, we played nearly all of it, back in 1996, so I think that there’s a very strong possibility that that’s going to happen.”
As you may suspect, Manson had a lot more to say. You can read his entire Reddit session here.
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