Marilyn Manson Says Billy Corgan Feud Sparked With Letter Warning Manson of Rose McGowen
In the world of rock, there are feuds aplenty. However, we all flash a smile once a nasty feud comes to an end. While sitting down for an interview with Esquire, Marilyn Manson spoke about tension between himself and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, which began with a letter Corgan sent warning Manson about his then-girlfriend Rose McGowen.
Marilyn Manson and bombshell actress Rose McGowen were together for some time during the late '90s and early 2000s. Though the couple got engaged in 1998, Manson and McGowen never made it to the altar.
Before the two split, Manson received a letter from Corgan warning the Antichrist Superstar of getting too close to McGowen. “It was funny, because I ran into Billy [Corgan], and a lot of people think there was some kind of falling out," Manson recalls. "It was mostly that he wrote a strongly worded letter about how Rose McGowan would ruin my life and ruin my career if I stayed with her, which was good advice, and he wrote it as a letter, which is very polite. There is sort of a guy code that I abide by where he totally offered his advice, and he was genuinely just looking out for my best interests. I hadn’t seen him in 15 years. I had forgotten how close we were, having not seen him in so long. He’s the one who taught me how to play guitar, so if it sucks or it’s good, it’s his fault.”
In the same Esquire article, Manson spoke of Courtney Love's comic frustration that she and Manson never wound up in bed together. “We’ve always been weird with each other,” Manson says, “because she’s slept with pretty much every one of my friends, supposedly. Not me, though. She, one time, told me she was mad at me because I didn’t want to f–k her and I was smarter than her. I said, ‘Well, you kind of proved your own point right there on that one.’”
Courtney responded to Manson's quote with a witty tweet:
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