Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known as his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician known for his persona and as the lead singer of the eponymous band.

Music

Manson formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in Florida in 1989, although the name was eventually shortened to Marilyn Manson in 1992.

In 1994 they released their debut album, 'Portrait of an American Family' from which they began to develop a cult following. Their fan base grew larger with the release of the EP 'Smells Like Children' in 1995. Particularly because the EP yielded the band's first big MTV hit with 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)', a cover of the 1983 Eurythmics hit.

In 1996 the 'Antichrist Superstar' album was an even greater success reaching #3 in the American Billboard 200 chart.

Three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum certification, three more gold, and the band has seen three of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums.

In 2004, the band's hit 'Mobscene' was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Metal Performance'.

Film and television

Manson made his film debut in 1997 in David Lynch's 'Lost Highway'. Since then he has appeared in a variety of minor roles and cameos, including 'Party Monster', 'Jawbreaker', 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things', 'Rise' and 'The Hire: Beat The Devil'.

He also appeared as himself in Michael Moore's political documentary 'Bowling for Columbine' discussing possible motivations for the Columbine massacre and allegations that his music was somehow a factor.

Personal life

Initially engaged to actress Rose McGowan, Manson would then go on to have a seven year relationship with Dita Von Teese., who he proposed to in March 2004.

On November 28, 2005, they were married in a private, non-denominational ceremony in their home with celebrity guest such as Lisa Marie Presley in the congregation.

On December 30, 2006 Dita Von Teese filed for divorce due to "irreconcilable differences".

The media claimed that Manson was having an extramarital affair with then 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood. Von Tesse confirmed this in an interview with an English newspaper, and a combination of alcohol abuse and distant behaviour were also cited as cause for the split.

Trivia

His stage name is a combination of the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer Charles Manson.

After media comments from Warner that he wears his signature black leather pants 24/7, animal rights group PETA added Manson to their 'Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008' list.

Manson is originally of German and Polish ancestry on his father's side.

Manson was working toward a journalism degree before forming his band, gaining experience in the field by writing music articles for a South Florida lifestyle magazine, 25th Parallel.

Manson has participated in several episodes of the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch, where he often performs the voice for his claymated puppet.

Manson made an appearance in the video game Area 51 as a grey alien named Edgar.

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I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT MARILYN IS GONNA GET MARRIED. WELL, THERE GOES MY CHANCE. I AM f**kING KIDDING. COOL, ACTUALLY. I f**kING LOVE MARILYN MANSON SO f**kING MUCH. I DON'T KNOW BUT I KNOW THAT HE IS f**k I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN MYSELF. ANYWAYS THE DEAL IS THAT WE WILL ALL BURN I HELL. WOW WHAT A HARSH ENDING. OKAY YEAH CONCLUSIONS MARILYN MANSON f**kING ROCKS!!!!!!!! HE IS GREATER THAN JESUS f**kING CHRIST ANYWHO!!!!!!!!

8 years 7 months ago
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If people would just listen to Mansons music instead of Judging him by being him self he tells the truth he is not telling people to kill themeselfs are others he is telling people how others MAY fell,You know the ones thats fell left out,misstreated and abused,He is telling us its ok that we are not alone.He has saved my life more than once,sometimes I fell like giving up and letting people get the best of me I've even tryed to kill myself but since I started listening to Marilyn Manson I fell I'm not alone like he understands how I fell,And helps me understand I somebody,And I'm ok now with just being me.so THANK YOU for being you Marilyn Manson you saved mylife,My kids even love his music and we all RESPECT Marilyn Manson for changing my life.I just wish one day I would get a chance to thank him in person. Thank You Christy Edwards

6 years 10 months ago
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Queen Akasha

Marilyn Manson is not the evil man on stage everybody thinks he is. Off stage he is Brian and he is a normal human being. He's my Idol and my crush.

4 years 4 months ago
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my two cents

He's gay.

8 years 2 weeks ago
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Marilyn manson is one of the most influential and able minded beings of generations present past and future. He has well planted ideals, despite the immorality others say his ideas and views hold.. He knows who he is and more than likely having known you for 5 minutes he'd know who you were as well. This man is intelligent, articulate, Independent, and just what the world needs. I would by no means appoint marilyn manson in a world leader position but I would force the close minded and underprivledged (intillectualy that is) to listen to this man and his views.. He doesnt drive me to kill and saw at my flesh. He has inspired me to be something that no one else can be. Myself to a T... vocal and intelligent.. and informed about every aspect of anything I can be... Because of him I am a well learned young girl with strict goals in mind.. break through the media barriors in dealings with censorship(etc) never cower down, be resorsfuly open minded and vocal.. and never forget what I am.. and what I have strived to become... He'll at least make a great father when the time comes. hes been good to me.

8 years 5 months ago
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The Priest

christian ? he is not a f**ken christian , he likes fredrich nietzsche

7 years 9 months ago
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xemokiddx

Ok I find this odd...hope I'm not the only one...Lame people go out of their way to find Marilyn Manson blogs and message boards just to post how Retarted and creepy or twisted he is, do you seriously have nothing better to do...if not take on the hobby of f**king yourself and leave us fans alone we like to read what other fans like not what complaining freaked out people want to say...so marilyn i

8 years 6 months ago
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DemonDays

hmmm...What to say, i am 13 years old, female and i am a very big fan of marilyn manson, i have been a fan since i heard of his existence unfotunatly for me it wasnot until the start of 2006:( real shame i missed out on all the shows and s**t, i still love to listen to his albums and read his bio nd watch his dvd's but i wish he would do just one more show in australia just so i can experiance the bible bashing thrill that my parents wouldnt let me see in a million years but they start bitching about his nasty ways all the more reason for me to put the music louder. And hey people who like to write messages in his defence when people bag him, dont worry about them, they have no life or future what goes around will come bak around nd bite them in the ass, and i dont think manson really cares what they say, i think if he cared he woulda stopped doing what he does along time ago i once read sumwhere, he hates the bastards that hate him (christians...) lol but he loves his family and friends and fans and thats all that really matters to me, so good luck for the rest of your life man ;) thanks heaps for the inspiration ya saved my life dude...you really did..

8 years 2 weeks ago
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i love manson!he's my dark angel!he's my idol!he's a rare,and beautiful gift to this existence.he's such a phenominal,and majestic deity.he's above,and beyond.he's a true genius,and a true work of art.i can't say enough things about him that will give him the justice he deserves.he's a man who truely deserves to be honored,and appreciated.he's an aura,and presence that's deeply felt,and recognized.he's my black heart,and my dark light.he's so imperial,extraodinary,remarkable,amazing-just to name a few.i worship him!he's excellent!

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