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Marilyn Manson Hits Back At Music Journalists
Ben Hewitt , July 29th, 2009 11:32

Singer to start paying home visits to music hacks

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Notorious rock star Marilyn Manson has threatened to start confronting music journalists who publish "cavalier statements" about him.

In a recent blog post, Manson declared: "If one more 'journalist' makes a cavailier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans' help greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.

"I dare you all to write one more thing that you won’t say to my face. Because I will make you say it. In that manner. That is a threat."

Let's hope he didn't read the recent interview he did here at The Quietus...

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John Doran
Jul 29, 2009 5:07pm

If Marilyn Manson wants to come round to my house or my place or work, he's welcome to. I'm afraid of three musicians and, no offence, he's not one of them.

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Caleb Knox
Jul 30, 2009 7:06pm

Yes! Life imitates The Onion yet again!

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Dec 26, 2009 4:22pm

Yes, it sounds knobby but I do think he has a point about much music journalism. Criticism is one thing, and it's necessary, even if it is harsh and hurtful to the artist. But personal attacks are damaging to the artist and damaging to music journalism in general; some artists I know hold music hacks in such contempt they won't be in the same room as them. Can't say I blame them, either. Artists aren't demigods, but they deserve basic respect as human beings, no more and no less, and if you can't be funny without being cruel, "do better", as they say. I read reviews for a feel of what the music sounds like, what the artist is trying to do, not to read a load of spiteful shit. It's lazy, innit.

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Rebecca Cunningham
May 6, 2010 1:25pm

Marilyn i am your biggest fan and i think it is retarded that they did that to you and i would personly make them say anything you want... you are the god of music... keep rockin!!!!!:)

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