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Shia Labeouf Set to Document Making of New Marilyn Manson Album

According to Contact Music, actor Shia Labeouf has teamed up with Marilyn Manson to shoot a documentary about the making of Manson's new album.

The shock-rocker, who is working on his eighth studio album, was apparently impressed by Labeouf's work directing a music video for controversial rapper Kid Cudi.

Speaking on Live With Regis and Kelly, the actor says of his meeting with Manson, "He's a real sweet guy. He's an eccentric human being. He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store. There's no lights in the room. And there's sort of these big metal doors and he opens the door and he's in a kimono, a big pink kimono...It's sort of like a lair."

"No lights, so you have to use your cellphone to guide you around," he added. "We sat and watched movies for a while...and talked about what kind of visuals he wanted on his album. Which are all really eccentric ideas. All things I can't really say out loud because this is morning television."

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.