This morning in a reunion of what many moms clutched their pearls over 20 years ago, Marilyn Manson stopped by the Howard Stern show. Manson was there to promote his forthcoming album Heaven Upside Down. While we’ve already seen the first video, “WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE,” today on the Stern show, the frontman teased another video coming, this one starring Johnny Depp, who he apparently wrestles in the clip:
“I don’t want to spoil any of the video but … he’s like the White King, I’m sort of the Black King and I’m wearing latex,” Marilyn revealed about his upcoming music video. “We wrestled, like we fought each other like Cain and Abel, and I won. I’m gonna say I took him.”
Manson also took some time to to explain that he’s become friends with Trent Reznor, who produced Manson’s breakout album Antichrist Superstar, after a rift:
During an in-studio scuffle, Trent supposedly took the hard drive that had been recording the album’s tracks and smashed it. “For many years I thought that the masters for ‘Anitchrist Superstar’ were destroyed,” Marilyn explained. “I just felt heartbroken and mad and just never wanted to talk to him again. Because I just thought, how would you destroy something that you also made?”
According to Marilyn, the rift between them remained until Trent reached out to Tyler Bates (who produced Marilyn’s new album) and said he wanted to bury the hatchet. And when Trent finally talked to Marilyn, he shared some very good news with him.
“He told me that he had the masters still which made me very happy,” Marilyn told Howard. “The anger was gone.”
Marilyn added he doesn’t care about whatever words the two exchanged during their feud — what matters is they’re friends again.
As far as the beef between him and Justin Bieber, Manson let Stern read text messages back and forth between the two. As you’ll hear, he said he didn’t really have any problem with Bieber and that the press blew it out of proportion. He even promised not to shit-talk him on the morning show. However, the fact that he let Stern read his private text messages on the air probably won’t help things if Biebs is thin-skinned.
Heaven Upside Down will be released on October 6th on Loma Vista and can be preordered here.