A band. A man. He makes music. He wears a lot of make-up and odd clothing.
Hello! This is it!
Call me crazy, but I don't think about it any further. I don't care if he's 'main-stream' or not, or if he believes in religion or not, or if he likes Avril Lavigne's music. Is it just me who realises you don't have to like an artist/musician/whatever to like what they do?? I'm sure I wouldn't like Marilyn Manson if I met him, and I'm sure there are plenty of things we'd disagree on, but that doesn't efin' matter. I like his music, without making it a religion. So lighten up!
And I don't know about you people, but I like his renditions of 'Sweet Dreams,' 'Tainted Love,' and 'Personal Jesus' better than the originals. So sue me.
Metal is a genre of music. D-uhhh. And like any variety of music, weighing its relative merits to other types is a waste of time because beauty is in the ear of the listener.
Metal is industrial-strength rock.
I like Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, and System of a Down. I also like My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Badly Drawn Boy, Franz Ferdinand, and Mozart. Go figure. Not everyone who listens to metal is a metalhead.