Shock rocker Marilyn Manson was interviewed on Thursday‘s, Februaary 9 edition of “The Alan Cox Show” on the Cleveland, Ohio rock station 100.7 WMMS. During the chat, which can be streamed in two parts below, Manson revealed that the first single from his upcoming album “Born Villain“, a song called “No Reflection“, will be released “soon.”
Marilyn Manson‘s eighth studio album, “Born Villain“, will be made available later in the year through Cooking Vinyl Records.
The singer last September unveiled a new music video for the song “Born Villain” directed by actor Shia LaBeouf. Manson and the “Transformers” star met at a KILLS concert, when LaBeouf, a longtime Manson fan, struck up a conversation. LaBeouf said, “He’s a big deal to me, and in my childhood, I don’t know of a scarier figure in art. He, in my teenage years, was the scariest thing in the world, so part of me has always been intrigued.” LaBeouf offered to direct Manson‘s next video and the singer agreed after LaBeouf showed him a clip he had directed for a band called CAGE. LaBeouf said that Manson is “like a brother to me now. He’s a real sweet dude, a real close friend.”
Marilyn Manson has also posted the following message about both the album and the film on his official web site, MarilynManson.com:
“‘Born Villain’ is the title of the new Marilyn Manson album. While looking to experiment in unlikely collaborations, I met Shia, and we spent a long night at my studio. After seeing ‘Maniac,’ his short film, which is somewhat inspired by ‘Man Bites Dog,’ I was astonished by his directing ability. So I shared quite a few of my favorite inspirations in art, literature, and obviously…film. I was impressed with how Shia digested my world, and made what I’d like to think, is both an homage and a mockery of the history of Cinema. We ended up writing a short film, and just recently released a trailer. The score is from my new album, and is, in the words of Macbeth, ‘full of sound and fury.’
“I find the idea of a yawning MGM lion far more interesting than a roaring one.
“You ask why we did this?