Marilyn Manson On The Dead Rock Star

has become a writer for Rolling Stone in their latest issue, talking about the subject of the dead rock star. He writes, “It’s not just death that turns you into an icon. It’s how many people are watching when you die, and the way the camera can turn you into a martyr. I had a song on my last record called ‘Lamb of God’ about just that. It was inspired by Jesus, John Lennon and John Kennedy. We’re not just fascinated with death. We’re in love with death, because we are so afraid of it. And the people who live their lives close to death, or who die tragically, are the ones we’re going to fantasize about the most. It is escapism, it’s voyeurism, it’s living vicariously. Or dying vicariously.”

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