As rumors of a fling between the two continue to circulate, Manson has issued a hilarious response.

“Yesterday I read that I was dating Avril Lavigne,” the 43-year-old singer told

He also clarified his relationship status with the sk8er girl.

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And now I feel like they're older and I can see it changing. And then that night, he went into the booth and he laid down his vocal parts like a pro and nailed it. That's more like 2002, high-school skate style, I guess. And then I kind of got into a touch of goth on the second record with the bondage pants, wearing brands like Tripp and Lip Service.

I think there is a consistency with my songwriting: stories and messages. I have ballads and then I've got those pop-rock songs with a certain spirit and attitude. And that's what's great about this record: it's so diverse and you will hear sounds and styles from my past as well as new stuff. And then on my third record, The Best Damn Thing, it was a lot of pink and stars and it was fun... And that's when I started designing for Abbey Dawn.

(Yes, really.)When I made this record, I wasn't actually sure what I wanted to do.

So I went in every day fresh and I would just write a song. I wasn't trying to do anything or [take from] any sounds from the past. Since I'm a songwriter, on every song I've released on every record, they're all coming from me. When I made my record The Best Damn Thing, I wanted to make a record that was fun on tour.

Solid sets by French death metallers Gojira, mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan, skate punk legends Suicidal Tendencies, and In Flames — who filled in for Lamb of God when singer Randy Blythe was arrested for manslaughter in Prague — made the foul weather bearable.

The night capped off with a creepy headline set from a newly reformed Slipknot.

Those seven guys in dead-skin masks and matching orange jumpsuits provided the spectacle, but Manson reserved the night’s magic moment.

Touring behind his 2012 release , Manson and band were in fine form, Leaning on tried and true material, including classic interpretations of Depeche Mode‘s “Personal Jesus” and the Eurythmics‘ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” the scandal-seeking singer seemed downright dignified when compared to Slipknot.

Or he would just get it without me even saying anything.