Manson recalled that the media went on to sensationalize the killers, and that hurt his career even more. "They put these two killers on the cover of Time magazine," he explained. "I've never been on the cover of Time magazine. That's the whole point."
Now, Manson says he's not sure that he wants to be a rock star at all anymore.
"I wonder sometimes if I've outgrown my spotlight," he admitted. "Someone asked me a long time ago, 'Are you worried your image will overshadow your music?' No, I'm worried my music will overshadow my image."
Manson also called out how fame has changed. "Having a persona online doesn't make you a personality now," he said. "When everyone can be famous, to me it's not a challenge. The best will rise to the top."