Marilyn Manson made his TV scoring debut on Sunday night (April 27th), with the song “Cupid Carries A Gun” heard on the new WGN series Salem. Manson told the Hollywood Reporter that the song “was the last track we just finished for my new album. The occult and witchcraft (are) so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins. However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films.”
- Manson co-wrote the track with Salem composer Tyler Bates, who said, “Manson and I wrote a draft of ‘Cupid Carries A Gun’ shortly before I began working on the score for Salem. A couple weeks later I saw the title sequence and the song immediately came to mind.”
- Manson has been steadily working his way into television in the past couple of years, making appearances on Showtime’s Californication, the Sundance Channel’s Wrong Cops and HBO’s Eastbound & Down, along with voicing a demonic character on ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
- Kurt Sutter, creator of the FX series Sons Of Anarchy, recently teased that Manson will show up on that show’s seventh season, saying, “He’ll be the guy riding the dragon.”
- The shock-rocker has been working on a new album after spending most of last year touring behind 2012’s Born Villain.