Marilyn Manson Dropped by Interscope

Oh, how the mighty have fallen: after paltry sales of 120,000 copies of his most recent album, The High End of Low, Interscope Records dropped Marilyn Manson from its roster last week.

This is a good thing, according to the singer.

"I was so restrained from the music that I wanted to make - what they would allow, [what] they would put out, what ideas they would allow to be conveyed in these videos. At least half of my creative output has been squashed, so now I think people can expect a whole lot more," Manson told Metal Hammer.

Well, he no longer has to deal with the corporate middle man and can now release his records and videos however he chooses. And, having been thru the record label machine and established himself already, if he can sell three-quarters or even half the copies he did last time--The High End of Low was released this past May--he stands to make a lot more money than thru Interscope.

But the sad thing is, at this point in his career, getting released by Interscope made less headlines than his reuniting with 22 year-old starlet Evan Rachel Wood. Don't care what he says, that's gotta hurt.