Tom Murphy's Marilyn Manson interview appears on our music-centric Backbeat blog, but much of the chat deals with news events: the ridiculous ways he was linked to the Columbine shooting, the passing of a certain gonzo pal who made Colorado home, the Aurora theater shooting and more. Click to read "Marilyn Manson on post-Columbine death threats and Hunter S. Thompson being the worst possible father figure in the best way."
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