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Manson: Thanks to everybody for tuning in today. So I'm going to be answering some
questions from some people calling in live so the first one if you want to
go ahead, tell me who you are and what's your question?
Manson:  Is anybody there?
Manson:  Hello?
AT&T:    Ted, talk.
Caller:  Hello?  Sorry, Who has been the biggest influence in your life and how
have they changed you and made you a better person?
Manson:  Well it's easy to say that I think if I wanted to list artists, you know,
there would be people like Aleister Crowley, Anton Lavey, uh, Andy Warhol,
uh, Alexander Yortaroski, um, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, um, but I think more
than the influence that they had on me, I think, uh, since I've been making
things myself, I think it's the people that hate me and try and suppress
what I do that have influenced me the most becuase it's given me a reason
to want to do it more and it's given me a reason to want my voice to be heard
and want, uh, other people like me to have that opportunity also.

Manson:  So...what's the next question?
Manson:  Hello?  Who's there?
Caller:  Ok.
AT&T:    Jesse.
Caller:  Hey Marilyn.
Manson:  Hey.
Caller:  uh, I'd like to thank you, first of all, uh, on behalf of all the fans
at the Radio Revolution, we really appreciate that.
Manson:  Thanks for all your help.
Caller:  Yeah, and uh, my question is, Matt Penfield, on MTV, uh, reported that you
and Twiggy were working on a solo project?  Is this happening?
Manson:  I, I wasn't even sure that Matt Penfield was even around, but um...Uh, Not
really so much formally, I know that, uh, Twiggy is constantly writing music
and he likes to collaborate with a lot of his friends.  Um, I think there'll
probably be something inthe future, but there's nothing really slated right
now. We're all concentrating very hard on, uh, composing this new album and,
um, really making that our focus more than anything else.
Caller:  Great
Manson:  Thanks

Manson:  What's the next question please?
Caller:  Hello?
Manson:  Hello.
Caller:  Um, if you knew for certain when the world was going to end, what would your
final grand performance be? If the world was entering into oblivion?
Manson:  Well, I guess in some ways, uh, I have that attitude every time I step on
stage because you never know when the world's going to end, Sometimes I hope
it's the next day, sometimes I hope it's uh, today. Um, Othertimes, you know,
I'd like to stay around a little bit longer when I'm feeling more idealistic
and I'd like to try and make a difference if that is possible, but um, I think
I'd do exactly what I do everytime because that's, uh, you know, I always put
my heart into it. Thanks.
Caller:  Mmm-hmm.

Manson:  What's the next question?

Caller:  Hi Marilyn, this is Chris from Pennsylvania.  Each album has, in a sense,
dealt with an aspect of your life, uh, Portrait was in part family, Anti-Christ
was Religion, and Mechanical was today's worthless media, uh, what's your next
album going to focus on?
Manson:  One thing I should say first, there was, uh, a bit of misinformation when
people said that our new album would be called Holywood. Uh, That is the, the
title that I've, uh, decided the movie would be called. but the album, although
it's gonna be music that'll be in the film, is not called Holywood.

But The new album, uh, in some ways, kind of completes the tryptic that I
started with, uh, Antichrist Superstar, um, the character of Omega on Mechanical
Animals was an ersatz rock star that is part of the story that is contained within
Holywood. A lot of people often mistook, um, this last year for being, uh, literal
when it's sometimes I was trying to present them with a satire of rock stardom.

And uh, Antichrist Superstar, i think, is a lot closer to the basis of what the
movie will be talking about and the album kind of leaves, uh, I guess kind of
continues on some of the ideas that I started with Antichrist Superstar and
really finds a, a more defined clearer perception of ideas about Jesus Christ,
about Lucifer,  about Satan, about Jehovah, and all these, uh, things that we've
been lied to about all of our lives.

So it's, uh, I think for us as a band, it's goin to be probably, uh, the most
aggressive and also at the same time the most dynamic thing and for me lyrically,
uh, after recently, uh, spending some time in, uh, Czechoslavakia, strange enough,
uh, uh, I had some very interesting revelations about what I'd was gonna be
thinking and uh, some things in my mind were, were changed and I was opened up to
a lot of other ideas and I'm going to try to share some of those with the world,
uh, through this next record.
Caller:  Thank you
Manson:  Thanks

Manson:  What's the next question, please?
Caller:  Hello?
Manson:  Hello.
Caller:  Hey, Um, Marilyn?
Manson:  Yes?
Caller:  Um, I have a question for you that I think you might have some fun with...
Manson:  Ok.
Caller:  Um, if you were given the chance to reform or change society in any way, shape
or form what do you feel you would do and accomplish?
Manson:  Well, I think we have finally been given that chance and I think it's a matter
of us, whether that be Marilyn Manson fans or whether you be fans of some other
rock band.

Anybody who has the desire and who's smart enough to know that there needs
to be a change, uh, really has the chance now with, uh, what the internet has
the potential of becoming. I think it's an outlet where we cannot be censored
anymore it's an outlet where, um, the people who dispense these mediocre forms
of entertainment to us can be replaced, uh, by, everyone I think, uh, it would
be great that if every person who ever listened to one of our albums, uh, went
out and made their own music or made their own website, made their own movies,
did whatever they could, I think, it's all about, uh, not relying on the
technology, but using it to weed out who's going to be the real artist now,
who's gonna be the person who actually has something to say, so I think, uh,
I'm hoping that everyone joins together with me and, uh, tries to make their
own difference.
Caller:  Ok, Thank you.
Manson:  Thanks.  What's the next question?
Caller:  Hi Marilyn?
Manson:  Hi.
Caller:  Hi, uh, my name's Andrew, I'm calling from Toronto.  Can you give me any
details about the plot and/or the possible release date on the upcoming
Holywood film?
Manson:  Um, it's something that I'd like to film this year and it's something that
most likely won't be seen until probably late next year.  Um, Unfortunately
the movie industry moves at a slower pace than the music industry does.

Um, as far as the plot goes, I don't think I'd really like to tell anybody
anything other than what I've already said in my brief statement.  But I
think, um, it's it's something, that uh, for me was essential to write, it's
something that I've been writing for ten years, it's something that I've
hinted at on on every album so far so I think it's going to answer a lot of
questions people have had about things I suggest often uh, with symbolism,
um, and it's it's a tragedy, uh, a lot of early reports were saying something
about it being a love story or it being this or that, uh, but I don't think
anybody, should, uh, try and decide what it's going to be until they see it
for themselves.
Caller:  Thank you very much.
Manson:  Alright, Thank you

Caller:  Hello Marilyn.
Manson:  Hello.
Caller:  Hi this is Chris from Texas it's a pleasure to speak with you today.
Manson:  Good to speak with you.
Caller:  Alright, uh, My question is, how is your producing career going and are
there any projects with you behind the console in the works?
Manson:  Um, currently, uh, I haven't really worked with any other artists, um, you
know I produced the 'Highway To Hell' that we did for the 'Detroit Rock City'.
I produced, uh, a song called 'Astonishing Panorama Of The End Times',
which, uh, supposedly will be featured, uh, in Celebrity Deathmatch if they
don't find it too offensive, uh, and I recently also produced a song called
'Fun Control', um, and plan on doing a new album, you know I'd like to work
with, um, a lot of people, but it's a matter of having the right time and
finding the right situation.

I plan on, um, using this website in the next year, revamping it and making
it a place where anybody who's interested in things that are going against
the grain that are, uh, thought provoking in any way whether it be music or
movies that they would come here and even beyond Marilyn Manson music, other
bands, uh, other movies, I want to make my website a place where people can
forsake, uh, you know the confines of regular television, the confines of
regular record companies and find stuff that artists really want to show
their fans, not things they have to censor.

Caller:  Wow, that sounds really great, thank you very much.
Manson:  Thank you.

Manson:  What's the next caller?
Caller:  Hi, uh, Alexander from Norway
Manson:  Hi
Caller:  Hi, um, What you see when you are performing, you look in the eyes in the
audience?  Uh, do you see a reflection of how you were when you were young,
um, because I've been both to your concerts, your concerts, concerts here
in Norway and both times our eyes are met.

Manson:  Um, it's hard to say, I think, um, in a lot of way, I get from the audience,
what, um, in a way, I guess it makes me feel like I did when I was, before
I was a performer, and I would go see bands, um, it's unfortunate that I'll
never able to to be that again, that I could never go to a show and feel the
same way that I did when I was 16 or 20 even, um, but I think what I see in
peoples eyes is often, um, uh, sometimes hatred, sometimes fear, sometimes
confusion, sometimes excitement, sometimes, uh, passion, it's uh, I, I think
it's everything at once and it's never able to, it's not something I can ever
define or describe, I think uh, it would be exciting for anybody to discover
it on their own by by doing the same as I did. I think, you know, you should
create something of your own and and see people's reaction I guess it's
probably, uh, the simple way of answering it it's the best thing that I've
ever seen, is what I see in peoples eyes.

Caller:  Mmm, Ok.
Manson:  Alright, Thanks.

Manson:  Who's the next caller?
Caller:  Hey Manson, this is Jenni from Minnesota.
Manson:  Hello Jenni.
Caller:  And um, you expand from self-knowledge and individuality, so how does being and
         living in superficial Hollywood affect you?
Manson:  Well, I've always found the most inspiration in places that I don't belong.
I think it was living in Florida that inspired me to, uh, to make aggressive
music because it was such a plastic disney land sort of place and I think
Hollywood is is very similar um, but I think there's places like this where
the most work needs to be done.

If I lived in a place where, I guess, if there were such a thing as a Utopia,
I don't think art could exist there. I think you need uh, resistance, you
need, uh, conflict to create, so...

Just on a personal level, I think for me, I don't really leave the house, so
where I live is could be anywhere in the world I kind of keep to myself, and
sometimes I enjoy going to a movie, or something like that but, uh, I'm not
one to really go out.

Caller:  Yeah, cool
Manson:  Alright, who's the next caller

Caller:  Hello
Manson:  Hello
Caller:  Hello, Hi
Manson:  Yeah, go ahead
Caller:  Oh, hi, My name's Mike from Temple Cove, Maryland.  Um, now that music has
really become so one dimensional, and all it really takes to become a star
is, really, is like a catchy sample or sex appeal, so in spite of that, what
are your hopes for the future of music?

I think actually, uh, the state of music that we're in now, which I'm sure
that most people would agree is, is the most miserable of our generation,
is going to devour itself.

So if anything, The more garbage I see, the happier it makes me because I
know that it will force people to raise their standards.  Uh, that's
something I briefly touched upon in my opening statement today, um, I think
there's a lot of garbage there's a lot of opportunists and record companies
trying to churn out as much as they can, there's no more concern in the
entertainment world for career artists or people who actually, uh, care about
what they do.

That's not to say that Brittney Spears doesn't care about what she does
but there's no real concern for people uh like there was in the 70s with all
the great bands we grew up loving but I think there will be, I think we're in
a era very similar to the end of the 70s when disco was king and lot of people
found that to be very shallow and what came after that was a lot of great
things.  so I hope, you know, I hope the new nine inch nails album makes
a difference to people, I hope our record makes a difference to people, I
hope um, you know, to see stuff from all the really great artists, There's
a lot of underground people that, uh, like James Hall or PJ Harvey or, uh,
a lot of people that I really have respect for that I'd love to see thrive
in the next few years.

Caller:  Alright, Thanks.
Manson:  Alright, Thanks.
Caller:  Keep doing what you do.
Manson:  Thank you.

Manson:  Hello?
Caller:  Hello?
Manson:  Hi.
Caller:  Hi, This is Katrina from Brooklyn.
Manson:  Hi.
Caller:  Hi, um, I wanted to know if you think your music has a positive or negative
influence on society's youth and why?
Manson:  Well I hope it has both because you can't have one without the other and
I think the ignorance that we're taught when we're growing up that you have
to pick, uh, the light or the dark is what makes man suffer the most and
what makes man fail to evolve to his full potential, um, within the shadow
is where most of the things that we identify most with, uh, comes from and, uh,
the people who have this false belief and, uh, some sort of universal good
and bad, uh, are the ones that are holding us back just as humans, so I hope
that, uh, that that people take what they need from what I do.

I think in the end I try to put out something that's positive in my eyes,
I try to put out something that makes me feel good about myself and I try to
put out something that makes other people feel good and identify with it and
think that they're not alone and that's the most that I can really hope to do.

Caller:  Hello.
Manson:  Hello?
Caller:  Hi, this is Shawn from Mishiwakwa, Indiana
Manson:  Hi.
Caller:  If you were ever to do a duet with a female singer, who would it be and what
would the song be about?
Manson:  Uh, There's so many that I've liked over the years, um, I think the probably
the most interesting thing that I've ever wanted to do uh, is has wanted to
sing a song with Diamanda Galas and I'm not really sure what the song would
be about, but I'm sure it would probably deal with religion, because she too,
uh, focuses greatly on that in her work.  I think that she, uh, If you haven't
heard her, you should listen to some of her albums, she's very, very strong
and very interesting.

Manson:  Hello
Bokey:   Hey Manson, this is Daniel.
Manson:  Hey Daniel
Bokey:   How do you want people to remember you after you are no
         longer alive?
Manson:  Um, you know, I'd like to be remembered as, uh, the person
         who was successful in finally, uh, cracking open the gates, the
metaphorical gates to the apocalypse, the person who, uh, made
mankind become who he has always wanted to be but has never had the
courage to be.

Um, I think a lot of great people before me have, have made efforts and have
gotten us closer to that point.  A lot of great artists, a lot of great writers,
people like Aleister Crowley, um, and I'd like to just continue that, you know,
I'd like to be remembered as someone who wasn't afraid to say what they thought
and, and wasn't afraid to die for what they believed in.
Bokey:   That's pretty powerful, you take care man.
Manson:  Thank you.
Bokey:   Bye.

Caller:  Hello
Manson:  Hello
Caller:  Hi, Stevie from New York, um, I noticed that Mechanical Animals is, uh, very Bowie
influenced, Bowie's a great musician, a huge influence on my music, can you tell me
  what made you want to go to a more space age type Bowie sound for this record and if
you were scared the fans wouldn't accept it?
Manson:  I think it was a matter of because the character that I created was supposed to
be a satire of rock stardom I think people uh from the glam era of music like
Bowie and Alice Cooper and KISS & Queen and things like that, uh, were the most
identifiable and that music, to me growing up, left such an imprint on me, it was
hard to avoid being inspired by it, um, I think, uh, I guess it's hard to say, it
was a moment in time, that record is what it is, and uh, uh, it was meant to evoke,
uh, an era that Bowie was really king of, the glam era, because that era was
probably my most favorite in rock 'n' roll, because it was it was a time when,
when people approached music the same way others approached books or movies
with a greater sense of imagination.
Caller:  Alright, thanks
Manson:  Thank you

Manson:  Hello.
Caller:  Hello Marilyn.
Manson:  Hi.
Caller:  This is Deanna from Oklahoma - uh, if you had one wish for yourself, Marilyn,
what would it be and why?
Manson:  Well, that's always the hardest question, um, and I think, uh, on AntiCS when
I, uh, ended it by saying 'when all of your wishes are granted, many of your
dreams will be destroyed", I think that that really is something I have
discovered over the years, you know, I wished to be a rock star, but what that
took from me,  my innocence, what that took from me was my, uh, I guess,
anonyminity, um, I don't think I'd, I'd ever wish to go back, I think, um, I'm
happy with everything I've gotten and I think If I have something I want or
something I really believe in, I think it's a matter of will  power that you get
that, so I think that wishes can be fulfilled if you believe in yourself enough,
so it sounds sort of like something, uh, the Marines would say, but to me, I
think it's very true.
Caller:  Ok, Thank you
Manson:  Thank you

Manson:  Um, so that was the last question, I'm really glad that everyone came here.
Um, at first these conferences are a little more primitive than what they'll
evolve into.

I'd like to make this web site a place where um I can deliver you not only the
things that I want to show you without being censored but also the things of
other artists that we haven't heard before.

Um, right now to clear up a few things, uh, there was a few rumors that the
video for coma white wasn't going to be played on MTV, um, that was actually
a rumor that was started by Seems like Salvation web site, the situation with
that is that it's been filmed for quite some time, uh, we've always planned on
releasing it uh later down the road with our home video that's gonna contain
everything we've filmed over the years uh for public consumption um starting
with, uh, way back to 'Get Your Gunn', there's a video that, um, including on
there for the song 'Cryptorchid' that was, uh, filmed by this uh really
spectacular director named Aleis Marehi, who, uh, directed a film called
'The Begotten' and no one's actually seen that yet so that'll be something,
uh, for, any of the die hard video fans that would really like to see that,
the video is also going to include, um, behind the scenes footage from the
Manson/Hole tour and, uh, I think it wil clarify all of uh Courtney's
allegations of why she left the tour, 'cause there's a really great speech
she gives me about her uh insecurity and lack of fans at the concerts that
although it disparages her somewhat, I find it very amusing and I believe
most people will, um, the video will be called 'God Is In The TV' and it's
gonna to be one video with a bonus cassette that contains, uh, all this
Mechanical Animals tour footage.

We're also releasing sometime later this year 'The Last Tour On Earth', a
live album, which, uh, was recorded in America, uh, on the Manson/Hole tour
also. That also includes, uh, the acoustic version of 'Last Day On Earth'
that we performed on New Years Eve last year.

And, um, other than that a lot of people have been asking about my art, I
haven't put anything up on the web site in quite some time, and I've been
painting hundreds and hundreds of things since then, I'm going to try and
update a few things. I plan on having a show later this year where everyone
can actually see the things in person, um, and I'm currently also painting
a set of tarot cards, uh, uh, inspired by, um, some meetings that I had.

I had the the opportunity to meet H.R. Geiger while in, uh, Zurich and, uh,
it was a great meeting and it was very inspirational.

So that's really all we're working on now. Uh, I expect the next album to
be done really soon, we've done, uh, probably, 13 or 14 songs, and if everyone
keeps an eye here, I'm going to try and, uh, really, uh, stay updated, uh,
maybe give few glimpses into the recording studio down the road and make
this a place where you can come and watch things, uh, more exciting than
just these fan conferences, more creative things so and I, uh, welcome anybody's
creative ideas and I love when everyone sends me their poetry, their drawings,
uh, I try and go through all of it so, uh, if I don't answer you that doesn't
mean I didn't see it and, uh, the rest of the band wants to thank you also.

Um, a lot of people wonder why they don't do interviews, it's because
mostly they're lazy and they don't like to, it's not because I don't want
them to, um, and that's really it and I want to thank everybody for coming
and I look forward to, uh, seeing you all again very soon.

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