No, the question was what he would say to the killers. Here’s the video proof.
To clear up a few misconceptions:
Marilyn Manson has been around for a good bit longer than the term “emo”, which I only starting hearing about 2005-ish, and usually referring to bands on Warped Tour, which have nothing to do with Marilyn Manson the person or the band.
Marilyn Manson is a male. In fact, every member of his band to date has been male.
Marilyn Manson’s music can be classified generally as industrial metal, not goth music (which is its own genre).
I’m a big Marilyn Manson fan, but even I acknowledge that his actual musical skills are limited. He is dependent on the musicians in his band, particularly former-bassist, current-guitarist Twiggy, to create the music for him. He does write his own lyrics, however, and they tend to be either intellectual or more artistically Cloudcuckoolanderish. I personally really like his music and his persona (he’s one of a breed of larger-than-life rock star of the sort I feel like our culture doesn’t produce anymore) and yes, I find him quite intelligent.
Here’s a couple more interviews with him that some of y’all might find interesting.
Marilyn Manson on blame
Marilyn Manson speaks to Mothers Against Manson. I particularly love the part where the mom is ranting about her daughter not participating in church, and Manson says, not unkindly, “Maybe it was your religion, and it wasn’t supposed to be hers.”
And of course, the band on Headbangers Ball. Just because Twiggy is so epically high~