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Marilyn Manson says he'd only enter politics as Johnny Depp's running mate

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Marilyn Manson said in a new interview with NME that he'd be interested in running for office -- but only as Johnny Depp's running mate. Although Depp has shown no indication that he wants to run for president, he's already got a willing vice president in Manson. Asked what their policies would be, Manson replied, "We’d set new holidays for sure. Johnny Depp Day, Marilyn Manson Day. I wouldn’t live in the White House -- it’s too white and too stupid-looking.”

Manson added that Donald Trump "doesn’t worry me any more than any of the other Presidents. The only President I ever voted for was Barack Obama. Just because I thought it was such a unique period in history that I wanted to do it just so that I could say I’d done it. I didn’t really think that my vote would make a difference.”

  • The singer admitted that he didn’t vote last year “because I’d have had to get up early."
  • Manson once explained what would impress him in a presidential candidate: "If a politician were to assert himself and say, 'Look, I'm a phony, I'm going to take your money, I'm going to have sex behind my wife's back, but I'll try my best to get what needs to be done done,' that would be the person I'd vote for. Because it would be someone who was honest and wasn't trying to fool you full of their bulls**t."
  • Manson's 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down, will be released on October 6th. The first single is called "We Know Where You F**king Live." He's also just released a new song from the record titled "KILL4ME."
  • The singer will kick off a North American tour on Wednesday (September 27th) in Silver Spring, Maryland.


READ: For more on this story, check out NME

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the new Manson song, "KILL4ME" (warning - explicit language)

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