Brian Warner aka Marilyn Manson non ha mai nascosto la propria ammirazione per David Bowie, vero e proprio modello per un artista portato alla provocazione come il Reverendo. Warner ha ripreso l’arte di Bowie nell’interpretare personaggi diversi in diverse “ere” della propria carriera, ha preso ispirazione da tanti dei suoi look e adesso ha affidato alle pagine di Rolling Stone il suo tributo al Maestro (nella foto i due insieme all’attrice Lara Flynn Boyle). Più in basso la lettera di Warner in versione integrale.
My first introduction to David Bowie was watching “Ashes to Ashes” on MTV. I was confused and captivated.
But it wasn’t until my first real stay in Los Angeles, around 1997, that someone told me to take a moment to listen to something other than Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Hunky Dory. So I went for a dizzying car ride through the Hollywood Hills and listened to “Diamond Dogs.”
All of my nostalgia, instantly turned to awe. I was hearing him sing about fiction as a mask to show his naked soul. This changed my life forever.
Every song of his was a way for me to communicate to others. It was a sedative. An arousal. A love letter I could never have written.
It has become and remains a soundtrack to a movie he painted with his voice and guitar.
He sang, “Hope, it’s a cheap thing.”
I don’t need hope to know that he has found his way to the place that equals his untouchable, chameleon-genius beauty. The black star in space, that only HE belongs.
This crushing moment of fear and loss can only be treated the way his music has affected everyone who was fortunate enough to hear and love it.
Let’s NEVER let go of what he gave us.