Marilyn Manson reached a few interesting topics during a recent Howard Stern interview. It all started with some Trent Reznor talk, with Marilyn saying (via Alternative Nation):
“[Trent and me] may or may not have had a threesome together – and normally threesomes are with two girls and a guy. I’m just saying, we might have.
“I dunno [if I shared a girl with him]. I don’t think I shared it. I may or may not have walked out of the situation, if it had happened. [Laughs]
“‘Cause I think two guys and a girl is more like a g*ngb*ng. Threesomes, I don’t like threesomes, just for the record.
“I had this conversation with my ex-wife [Dita Von Teese] after 10 years – I said, ‘Do you remember the time we weren’t married and we were in Zurich and you said, ‘Hey, why don’t I go pick up some hot goth girls and bring ’em backstage?”
“And she brought two girls. I was just finishing my show, leaning back looking cool, wearing my hat, the stripe across my face. Tight d*ck player. I have that tattoo, by the way, TDP…
“And she brings back two girls, she picks the hot one and starts making out with her.
“So what do I do? I get stuck with the dud. But then I got punched [by Dita] and I didn’t realize why for 10 years.
“And then I asked her, ‘Why did you hit me?’ And she said, ‘You’re supposed to stare at your girlfriend having s*x with the hot girl.’
“I said, ‘But it was my concert, why did you stick me with the dud?’ So no threesomes, it’s an extra crying, bleeding machine in the morning. If someone’s gonna cry in the morning, it’s probably gonna be me.”
Once again mentioning Trent, Manson focused on feuding with the Nine Inch Nails mastermind, saying:
“We went to New Orleans and we had a falling out at the end of making [Manson’s 1996 sophomore album] ‘Antichrist Superstar.’
“It was drug related on everyone’s part. I won’t incriminate him on anything, we were all on drugs so to speak.
“Trent came to me and said, ‘We need to stop doing drugs.’
“The very next day, I listened to him. He was like my mentor, so I stopped doing drugs. Then things changed and I was the nerd.
“I was the – at the time I think there was a McDonald’s sandwich that came out for adults called the Arch Deluxe – I never ate it, but that was my nickname. Twiggy and Trent called me Arch Deluxe.
“I hated it because they said don’t do drugs, so I stopped. That simple.
“I was made fun of for doing it, but I had to finish the record. I was that determined, I knew the record was that important.
“So I didn’t speak to Trent because at the time when you make an album it’s on a hard drive and it’s also on a tape machine.
“I remember when we got in a fight and he kicked me out of the studio, that he smashed the hard drive. So for many years I thought that the masters for ‘Antichrist Superstar’ were destroyed.
“I just felt heartbroken and mad and never wanted to talk to him, because I just thought, ‘How would you destroy something that you also made?’
“We did meet one more time when he wrote a song called ‘Starf*ckers Inc.’ [released on NIN’s third studio album, 1999’s ‘The Fragile’] and it was about me.
But I later found out after doing the ‘Starf*ckers’ video – which I thought we’d made amends – but then it was just awkward because I just had a pent up resentment because I thought that he had ruined my career, like the history of my career. Like burning the dead sea scrolls or something.
“But I ran into Tyler Bates – and he told me that Trent wanted to get in contact with me and gave me his number.
“I talked to him and he told me that he had the masters still, which made me very happy, the anger was gone.”
Asked about the nasty things the boys said about each other over the years, Manson replied:
“Who cares? None of that was important. The only anger was just about ‘How could you destroy something we created together?’ That was it. Words are words.”