| --New Music
Monthly - November 2000
MM:"Holy Wood is kind of a parable of an innocent that was up in
a world that doesn't accept him. He wants to be part of the grass
that's on the other side of the fence with the bigger, more beautiful
things that he doesn't feel a part of. And when he becomes a part
of that finally he finds out that the greener grass on the other
side is the same grass that's been treating him like a weed. But
Adam's revolution does not overthrow this world like he thinks it
will. His idea becomes another product and they take him and turn
him into something he wasn't."
--Metal Edge - October 2000
MM:"In my book - which in my best guess will probably be out in
the beginning of next year - the story is explored very detailed
and very graphically, even more so than I would have been able to
in a movie, so it turns out that I was much happier making it into
a book and an album than a film."
--Metal Hammer - August 2000
MM:"I think when people read this book, they'll see how the songs
ended up tying together, because the story is something I really
had with me almost seven or eight years ago. And I've been kind
of placing it out as I see fit, in a way I think America could handle
at what times."
--RadioActive Interview - June 21, 2000
MM:"When the people see the book that is going to be released after
the album, they will go back to Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical
Animals and will realize the relation of the lyrics and the story
of the 3 albums."
--Kerrang - August 2000
MM:"I took what the Holy Wood screenplay was and made some changes
to shape it into a book. It's fiction and it will be out after the
album. The type of writers that I model myself on, or am inspired
by by, would be William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley
and Phillip K Dick. Those people are what I aim to be, but we'll
have to wait and see what the book reviewers say. I'm quite happy
with it. I think it's very detailed and it takes you to a lot of
places. I find it strange that you can understand more about someone
from their fiction writing - I think people will learn more about
me from this book than in my autobiography. You can be as honest
as you want when you're lying."
--Dotmusic - October 2000
MM:"The book was something that started coming into a real form
during the three months of writing the lyrics."
--Official Website Webcast - Part 1 - September 17, 2000
MM:"The story that ties the two records together is told in greater
detail with specific characters, and the metaphors are made into
more dramatic events in my novel "Holy Wood" that's going to be
out at the beginning of the year. And I wanted the record to exist
on its own, and when you read the book it takes on a new life, but
they're not tied down to each other in a very similar self-indlugent
--USA Today - November 2000
MM:"The story is very traditional, very symbolic and inspired strangely
enough, by the Bible. I look at Christ as a revolutionary and the
first celebrity, someone who had dangerous ideas, was ultimately
sacrificed and became merchandised into a necklace or something
to hang on the wall."