FAN Q&A #1 - 04.26.07

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From hardcorecor23: Musically, who has been your biggest influence?

Well, I would have to say The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Oasis. I always seem to come back to those three.

From hardcorecor23: What's in your CD player right now?

I don't have a CD player, I have a turntable and an ipod (a turntable plays these things called "records". You actually have to go to the store and buy them. You might wanna check them out.) But on that turntable right now is "A Silver Mt. Zion."

From rikku12121: Who like more Trent or Marilyn Manson as friend?


From Lauren: Are you Mexican? (if you say no, are you lying to me?)

No, I'm not Mexican, I don't live in Mexico. I live in America, so I'm American. As far as my ethnic background, I'm Italian and Scottish. The Ramirez in "Twiggy Ramirez" was named after Richard Ramirez, the serial killer, hence "Marilyn Manson."

From Lauren: Are you single? If you are, what's the youngest a girl could be to go out with you? (cuz im 17)

Lets leave that to Manson.

From Shaun aka Felonious_Butterfly: Do you appreciate the reach-around?

Of course.

From puschelchenmin_z: I always wanted to know, if you ever thought about bringing out a book about your whole life. I think it would be interesting how life has treated so big a musician, and if there's hope for all of us to become such a great artist. Thank you.

I've been writing one, but after I read it, I wasn't sure if I wanted to put it out and be defined by my stories.

From Adora: Have you ever thought about making a record of your own? Something like a one man band? You are multi-talented and write such beautiful songs.

Thank you, yes I do plan on doing my own record. But for now, you're stuck with NIN and Goon Moon. (Check for my solo songs on youtube. More to come)

From tara: Are there any plans for touring with Goon Moon to promote LLL? If so, will you quit touring with NIN?

I do plan on doing some shows this year with Goon Moon. Stay tuned for details, as soon as I know I will tell you.