It takes a special something to survive in rock n' roll, let alone become a modern day icon, but Marilyn Manson is a true force of nature. His new album, The Pale Emperor, marks his finest work in years. The tornado keeps on spinning.
"I've never tried to be feminine or androgynous, it just seemed like this is the way I want to look," Manson tells Gigwise. "That ends up being some kind of strange pattern that causes a lot of problems for me - but I'm meant to be chaos, so you can't ever complain ever.
"When you start a tornado, and you are the tornado. Do not bitch about being the tornado."
He added: "Rock's not dead, it just needs a kick up the ass."