Marilyn Manson Is Back On Top Again

Marilyn Manson

Remember when Marilyn Manson was a big deal? He was signed to Interscope Records and you couldn’t go to the mall without seeing a kid wearing one of his shirts. Manson is hoping to make a comeback in 2011, and has a new label deal to help him do it.

Interscope dropped Manson a year ago. Personally, I have never understood the appeal of Marilyn Manson’s music. But I do think the man’s a genius. I interviewed him for two hours one time…back when I was working at MTV News. Two hours. He had me laughing my ass off, and I was captivated by him. But the music? I’m just not that into it. I had Portrait of an American Family the year it came out, and saw them open for Nine Inch Nails at Roseland. Or was it Hammerstein? Either way, I just don’t dig the songs.

Manson has signed a new label deal with UK-based label Cooking Vinyl; they’ll be releasing Manson’s next album in the fall of 2011.

Apparently, Manson and his manager decided to ink with Cooking Vinyl after that label release Prodigy’s “comeback” LP Invaders Must Die. Wait…Prodigy released a record in 2009? I wish I cared.

Am I the only one who is going to call this what it is…a last resort signing for an artist no one seems to care about anymore? I guess so.

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