Marilyn Manson lashes out at record bosses for censoring new album

June 26th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI  

Washington, June 26 (ANI): Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has lashed out at his record label bosses who tried to censor his new album ‘The High End Of Low’ because it features a song called ‘Pretty As A Swastika’.

The 40-year-old singer, real name Brian Hugh Warner, says it is “shocking” that guns are more readily available than his album.

Manson said that he can’t understand the controversy surrounding his new album and why his record company pushed for censorship.

“It’s shocking to me that it’s easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record. And it’s entertainment, it’s music, but that doesn’t mean it has no value,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Spin magazine.

“But it’s just ironic that they can sell a CD in a store, and they won’t put the title ‘Pretty As a Swastika’ on the cover, but at the same store they’ll have ‘Valkyrie’, for example, which has a Swastika on the cover. Now, I’m not even using the symbol, I’m using the word, so the record company sort of created a new curse word, by default, for me,” he added. (ANI)

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