Marilyn Manson has made a career out of not only delivering solid music, but offering a certain amount of the shock factor with his performance and stage presence.

These days pop star Lady Gaga is using the same recipe to launch her career and she’s admitted her admiration for Manson and what he’s done in the past. In fact, Manson actually appeared on the Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix remix of her ‘LoveGame’ single back in 2009. But while Gaga may be, well, gaga over Marilyn, the shock rocker revealed that he’s not exactly a huge fan of her music.

The singer told Digital Spy, “I like the general idea of what she’s about. I have a hard time liking her music. It’s not my style of music that I like, and I like a lot of music that is in that vein. I like Kylie Minogue sometimes – I like a lot of unusual stuff … I don’t know – I like Justin Timberlake over Lady Gaga, just musically.”

But while he’s not digging on her sound, he gets what she’s trying to do from a performance and stage presence standpoint. He explains, “I get the whole idea of what she’s doing and I appreciate that. I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I think it’s a good thing. At the same time, I don’t try to have a different look every single moment because I think it’s more ephemeral, it becomes less permanent. People like to identify with one single thing. I’m not one to knock her. She’s obviously succeeded in what she’s doing. It’s not exactly the type of thing that I find myself listening to, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like her.”

Watch Marilyn Manson talk about Lady Gaga in the video below:

Marilyn Manson Discusses Lady Gaga’s Music