Melanie: Hi. You ok? (He came out sniffiling and sneezing)
Twiggy: Sorry, I'm a little sick. Daydreaming.
M: Yeah, you don't sound healthy. Did you enjoy you're day off?
TR: Yeah. We stayed up late and drank a lot. So I'm also a little hung-over.
M: Ahhh... so now the truth comes out...
M: Do you want Marilyn Manson to be a significant influence in others' lives?
TR: Well, I think we are.
M: Is that what you want?
TR: We want to raise the children the parents aren't raising, if that makes any sense.
M: How do you guys feel about the people who seem to go through a
metamorphasis when they come
to a show, the ones who wear the make-up and dresses just for the shows?
TR: I think we want to press individuality on
people, though that doesn't mean necessarily being like
us. But, it doesn't mean that if you come dressed like us that you aren't being yourself. If you want to
do that, that's fine. At our shows, it's like a halloween party, which isn't a bad thing. I'd like to see more
of it actually.
M: There was a posting on AOL recently attacking your originality, for
doing cover songs, and others,
saying that you're a rip off of Alice Cooper. What would you say to these people, if you could speak to
them, face to face?
TR: I don't really care, to tell you the truth.
I mean, we put out our records for ourselves, and we did
those songs cause we wanted to, and if you don't like it, good. I hope so. I hope you don't like it. We're
not out to entertain everybody, at this point we're in it for ourselves. We're very selfish about this.
When I say that, it's not about making money, cause that's the last thing it's about. It's just about
entertaining ourselves, and it's just the next step toward our next record, which is basically the end of
Marilyn Manson. Or the end of everything, basically.
M: Really? So, do you mean in 5 years, you don't see the world being
here, maybe kind of an
TR: If you are in our world, there will be nothing. But, our world is different.
M: Different? How?
TR: It's just different. I mean, our version of
reality is different.