Marilyn Manson has begun work on a new album. The singer says he has completed half an LP's worth of material. One of the tracks is Rebels Without Applause, which is about new bands becoming popular.
Manson told Rolling Stone: "I'm not the bitter guy that's jealous of these other bands that are coming up and stealing my thunder. I invented thunder and rain. I am THE black. And I'm here to vacuum the red carpet."
The singer has also recorded the song This Is Halloween for the upcoming DVD release of Tim Burtonís The Nightmare Before Christmas.
He said: "It will be the vampire national anthem. Black panties all across the world will moisten at the sound of my voice."
Other projects include the filming of Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll in Paris, the opening of his art gallery located in Los Angeles and the launch of his own range of absinthe.
He said of the notorious drink: "We hope to have it out in time for parents to give to their children for Christmas."