The Golden Age Of Grotesque Interviews

NME
Manson answers brief questions about Christmas.
Marilyn Manson
2003 Dec
NME:
Where in the world will you be on December 25?
 
Marilyn Manson:
I'll probably be at my house not doing too much. I'm not an anti-Christmas celebrator, in fact I tried to get into the Christmas spirit last year and had a tree painted black but it didn't get me jolly or any of the things you're supposed to be at Christmas.
 
NME:
Who's the most famous person on your Christmas card list?
 
Marilyn Manson:
Assuming I send Christmas cards, that is? The most interesting is Hunter S Thompson.
 
NME:
What would you give George Bush or Tony Blair for Christmas?
 
Marilyn Manson:
Herpes.
 
NME:
What do you want for Christmas?
 
Marilyn Manson:
Not to get herpes. And another cat. But that doesn't mean I want people to send me cats.
 
NME:
What's the best present you've ever received?
 
Marilyn Manson:
My cat last year.
 
NME:
What's your defining moment of 2003?
 
Marilyn Manson:
The record debuting at number one still meant a great deal to me.
 
NME:
What are you plans for 2004?
 
Marilyn Manson:
Try something completely different, a totally different way of expressing myself.
 
NME:
Justin Timberlake or Justin Hawkins?
 
Marilyn Manson:
You got me again, who's Justin Hawkins? The singer from The Darkness? I like his attitude. But I'm gonna have to go with Justin Timberlake.