MARILYN MANSON On The Dead Rock Star

April 29, 2003

MARILYN MANSON has penned an article for the latest issue of Rolling Stone on the subject of the dead rock star. He writes, "It's not just death that turns you into an icon. It's how many people are watching when you die, and the way the camera can turn you into a martyr. I had a song on my last record called 'Lamb of God' about just that. It was inspired by Jesus, John Lennon and John Kennedy. We're not just fascinated with death. We're in love with death, because we are so afraid of it. And the people who live their lives close to death, or who die tragically, are the ones we're going to fantasize about the most. It is escapism, it's voyeurism, it's living vicariously. Or dying vicariously." Read more here.

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