Marilyn Manson claims teenage popstar Avril Lavigne has a crush on him - but the Goth rocker's not interested because she's too young for him.

The TAINTED LOVE singer also believes he's the evil equivalent of mainstream entertainers like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.

He says, "Avril has a crush on me, it's cute. She's just a teenage girl.

"I tell you what I think is ironic, though. We've been touring around America at the same time as the Justin and Christina tour.

"They're former MICKEY MOUSE CLUB people and my show has a very ironic ending to it, which involves me paying a strange, satirical tribute to Mickey Mouse. I'm the strange, evil villain side of what they do."

01/09/2003 17:17