Marilyn Manson has told Rolling Stone that he has no intention of voting in the upcoming presidential election. "I don't find either candidate to my liking, so I choose to stand out of this one," he said. "And I don't think that's a coward's stance. A lot of people might say that. I just don't really want to be a part of this piece of history. Last time, I did want to be involved in some piece of history as a voter."
Asked for his thoughts on controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump, the shock-rocker said: "You're asking what I think about Trump, and it's a tough call because if you look back at old presidents that have been in the past, and you weren't old enough to know how they lived their lives, and you didn't live in the era that was so media-saturated and internet and just so many opinions swirling around., the world seems a bit chaotic more than it should be. But then when you simplify it, it isn't more chaotic. It just comes down to two things: Who has more charisma, and who are they appealing to. And neither one of them appeal to me."
Manson previously revealed that he voted for president for the first time in 2008, having thrown his support behind then-senator Barack Obama. He also voted for Obama in 2012, telling Time Out Chicago that he "never believed in the authenticity of the two-party system." He added: "Politics in this country is all what happens behind Oz's curtain."
Manson's new album, "SAY10", is tentatively due in February 2017.