In a new Rolling Stone profile, Father John Misty recounted a time that he ran into Marilyn Manson while at Los Angeles’ celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont. They traded some barbs:
Tillman has hung out at the Chateau a bunch of times, he says, with, for instance, Lana Del Rey, who invited him to open several concerts; during one visit, he met Marilyn Manson. “I had this full grown-out beard, and Marilyn Manson said, ‘How long have you been a lumberjack?'” Tillman recalls. “He was wearing sideswept bangs and this pea-coat thing. I said, ‘How long have you been in the gay Navy?'”
He also explains what is appealing to him about dining at the Marmont:
I have a morbid fascination with this place. I don’t take it too literally. I mean, I like being here and seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt having a Cobb salad with the RZA. That’s cool. I think coming here is kind of the most honest thing you can do in L.A., because the whole city orbits around celebrity, and anyone who tells you there’s anything else going on is deluding himself. […] I like the spaghetti Bolognese.