Marilyn Manson has debuted a new track in a short film directed by Shia LaBeouf. The track, entitled ‘Born Villian, is taken from the singer’s as-yet-untitled new album.
Shia LeBeouf told MTV: “Marilyn Manson to me is an indelible figure. He’s a big deal to me, and in my childhood, I don’t know of a scarier figure in art. He, in my teenage years, was the scariest thing in the world, so part of me has always been intrigued.”
He added: ”This, for me, this is a really cool diversion for me when I’m not making a movie. It gives me an opportunity to work with musicians I admire who I would otherwise never get to work with in any other capacity. I really have a fun time doing it. It allows me to be creative in another art form and work with heroes.”
Blabbermouth.net reports: To celebrate the LaBeouf-directed video, LaBeouf and Manson will make a joint appearance at a one-time-only book signing and screening Thursday, September 1 at Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore in Los Angeles from 8 to 10 p.m. The 18-and-up event is private and limited to 150 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to receive tickets, those who wish to attend must purchase the limited-edition “Born Villain” photo book at the Hennessey + Ingalls web site, which also comes with a copy of the short film.