Shock rocker Marilyn Manson returned to the apartment where he created his first art piece to write and record his new album, Born Villain.
The Rock is Dead singer has given up his gothic mansion in the Hollywood Hills and is renting actor pal Billy Zane's old pad in Hollywood.
He tells Revolver magazine, "I was first here at the point in my career where I felt that everything was in front of me, not jaded by anything, still exciting and new. This place sort of had a magic to it, because it's where I did my first painting.
"I decided that I wanted to recreate myself, and you can't really do that without some sort of change in atmosphere.
"So after I got back from the last tour, I left all of my treasures... in storage. I left everything behind except my books and my movies, and made a place that's just black and white, literally.
"I didn't bring any art with me, so I'd be forced to make it."