In a recent interview with UK magazine Metal Hammer, Marilyn Manson revealed some interesting info about his career and personal life, which – if it’s true, anyway – might actually be more eye-opening than his recent spree of bizarre behavior before the press. For starters, he’s leaving his long-term contract with Interscope records, and second… well, you’d better get in here and keep reading.
Metal Hammer also got word from the shock-rocker that he was patching up his on-again, off-again relationship with actress Evan Rachel Wood. Manson didn’t reveal much more about the reunion, other than he had allegedly come to terms with his career path and his sense of self-worth after a… well, let’s just say a confusing period.
“I think I’m not afraid to be me,” he told the magazine. “Sometimes you feel awkward being what you’re best at, you feel like you have to be something new. But I think that a lot of people will agree that me being me at my best [is what] I need to be. I think that that really paid off because I’m back with Evan.”
But as for the breakup with Interscope, Manson didn’t say whether it was an amicable one… but he explained that many of his creative choices had been limited while he was under contract, particularly when it came to his music videos. “You’d be surprised how much restraint my creativity had which ended up often times in my life,” he continued, “not want[ing] to make music because I was so restrained from the music that I wanted to make… what they would allow, they would put out, what ideas they would allow to be conveyed in these videos. At least half of my creative output has been squashed, so now I think people can expect a whole lot more.”
As for what we can expect, he hinted that his first post-Interscope venture could be “more romantic,” stylistically similar to David Bowie’s classic album Aladdin Sane, and he believes the new songs – which he’s currently writing while on tour – will be arriving much sooner than even he thought possible.