We all spent the coronavirus lockdown in interesting ways. Some of us learned to make bread, or started working out, or just spent the whole time committing the Sin of Onan. For shock rocker Marilyn Manson, the time at home was spent doing something a little more substantial: getting married!
In a new interview with movie star Nicolas Cage for Interview Magazine, Cage reveals that Marilyn got married during lockdown (we assume to his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Usich, though it’s not made clear in the interview).
“Is it okay to talk about your wedding?” asks Cage. “I thought your wedding was beautiful because that’s what you were doing while you were in lockdown. I got to see a little of it on FaceTime, and I thought it was very beautiful, the way you sang ‘Love Me Tender.’”
“You were the only guest at the wedding on FaceTime,” replies Manson. “And you definitely cock blocked me on singing ‘Love Me Tender,’ because you mentioned you were going to sing it to us, but I had set up a karaoke machine to do it myself. We both sang it in the end, and your version was even more beautiful.”
Cage then reveals that his own girlfriend, Riko Shibata, hasn’t been able to come back to the U.S. for months due to travel restrictions between America and Japan, and tells Manson, “So you’re blessed. I’m here with my cats and my crow and my occasional improvisational situation comedies that I do on voicemail, but that’s about it.”
“Would you like me to travel to Las Vegas so that we can spoon together?” offers Marilyn.
“I don’t know if I’m ready for that one,” admits Cage.
In 2020, it feels extremely appropriate that the only guest at Marilyn Manson’s FaceTime wedding was Nicolas Cage.
But whatever the circumstance — mazel tov, Marilyn! It’s nice to hear that even during these insane, uncertain times, the God of Fuck can get throw an Internet wedding with the dude from Mandy as one of his only guests.
Words by Chris Krovatin