TWIGGY RAMIREZ On MARILYN MANSON: 'The Music Lasts Forever, The Celebrity Dies Out Eventually'

Former MARLYN MANSON bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) recently spoke to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about the differences between working with the notoriously flamboyant Manson and performing with A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan who, despite literally staying in the shadows of the stage, is still the centerpiece of the band.

According to White, he doesn't care who is front-and-center and how they act at all — he honestly just cares about making the music.

"It was important to [Manson] to be on the cover of every magazine, to get all the attention — that's why [the band] was called MARILYN MANSON," White said. " ... It wasn't really important to me, what's important is playing music to people. In the long run everyone knows who did what. The music lasts forever, the celebrity — it dies out eventually."

As for the exact differences between Manson and Keenan, White already has developed a stock answer.

"With Manson it is kinda like a pornographic movie meets a slasher, in-your-face kind of thing," White said. "[Keenan's stage presence] is more like a movie like the first 'Alien' movie where you don't really see the monster. It's a little more mysterious. Manson likes to be in the front and Maynard likes to stay in the back. That kind of describes their personalities. They're both probably eccentric egomaniacs, just in two different ways. They're very artistic and smart. One's a little more artistic and one can sing a little better." Read more.


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