The singer was a music journalist in his youth
gigwise intern
15:53 9th January 2015

Marilyn Manson has claimed that he coined the term "grunge" while reviewing Nirvana's Bleach during his time as a music journalist.

This week, the singer unveiled the latest taster from his upcoming album, The Pale Emperor, 'Cupid Carries A Gun'. 

Listen to 'Cupid Carries A Gun' by Marilyn Manson below

Speaking to Noisey about rock n' roll ahead of the album's release, Manson said: "I hated rock n’ roll when I started. It was on the cusp of grunge and a lot of bands that I used to call “commonist rock” because everyone wanted to be like the common man with the flannel shirts and Pearl Jam and their fight against Ticketmaster and all this horse shit."

He added: "Nirvana was different. That was one of the bands I covered first as a journalist and I’m just going to go ahead and say I coined the term 'grunge' in a review of Bleach. You’re welcome."

We recently caught up with The God Of Fuck to discuss how 'rock needs a kick up the ass', the Lana Del Rey rape video furore and the true horror of the Bible. Watch our full in depth with Marilyn Manson here.

Manson's new album The Pale Emperor is due for release on 19 January. Meanwhile, Manson is confirmed to appear at Download Festival 2015 alongside Muse, Kiss, Slipknot and more. Buy tickets safely and securely with Seatwave here