MARILYN MANSON: New Bassist And I Don't Let Our Egos Limit Our Creativity

July 8, 2002

A brand new interview with MARILYN MANSON has just been posted at in which the singer discusses his rumored association with the upcoming West Memphis Three benefit album and the group's newest addition, bassist Tim Skold, among other topics. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation:

On the West Memphis Three benefit album:
"I am not covering a BLACK FLAG song, but I would love to help the WM3 in any way I can, since I believe they are innocent. I would really like to paint the album cover, and I have suggested that."

On new bassist/co-producer Tim Skold:
"He reminded me of the power that attitude brings to an album. His positive influence has made this album possible. I think that he, as a producer, has been the most inspiring of anyone. His attitude as a bandmate is great. He and I don't let our egos limit our creativity."

On MARILYN MANSON's forthcoming album, The Golden Age Of Grotesque:
"I feel that I have come full circle creatively and I also think I am at a point in my career when I have the least amount of creative obstacles. This goes for my personal life which is reflected greatly in everything I create. I feel like a confident leader of a dedicated band that is willing to stand behind my decisions."

"The strange thing is that this record looks, sounds and feels like me and my home. That is, my close friends feel that it shows more of my innerself than anything I have done before. I suppose, it is my complete dedication and focus that has kept this album close to my heart. Sometimes the pressure and expectations affect your art, but I have really let my guard down and have not been afraid to go all the way. I feel like I have nothing to lose, because people have attacked me and robbed and raped me so much this music is all I have to make me alive. I am really having the time of my life. My world has just begun."

To read the entire interview, click here.

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