Marilyn Manson has issued a stern warning against journalists telling lies about him, saying the "soon-to-be-murdered-in-their-home press" should watch their backs if they plan to print any more fabrications about the famed shock rocker.
This comes after a recent L.A. Weekly article profiling Buddyhead.com's Travis Keller. The piece featured the website's founder telling some hilarious tales about his run-ins with Manson, which, among other things, paint the star as a paranoid coke fiend.
Manson has replied publicly over on his MySpace blog. Via Rolling Stone, here's his obviously pissed-off post, typos and all:
"I can, but do not need to defend myself And the absurd accusations that the average press has clinged onto. If we need a nude photo of me to prove that I am far different than the soon-to-be-murdered-in-their-home press has decided to fabricate, that is easy. But if one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech. I dare you all to write one more thing that you won't say to my face. Because I will make you say it. In that manner. That is a threat. Mm"
Buddyhead's Meathead responded with a posting sure to get under Manson's skin (which he also posted in Manson's MySpace blog comments). Meathead said, among many other things:
"Apparently [Manson's] a tad upset that various individuals with cognizance greater than that of a goldfish have been pointing out the fact that he's a 40-year-old man who writes like (and dates) 14-year-olds and brags about cutting himself. Don't you just love the First Amendment? Our brave forefathers valiantly sacrificed their lives so that Marilyn Manson could have the freedom to wipe his pasty white ass with the Bible and the rest of us could have the freedom to subsequently call him a pathetic jackass. America!"
We have the feeling this is merely the beginning of a long, and very humorous, war of words.