Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Marilyn Manson Loses 'The Best Dad In The World'


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Our thoughts are with Marilyn Manson this week as it's revealed that he his grieving the loss of his father, Hugh Angus Warner, who died over the weekend just over three years following the death of the shock rocker's mother Barbara. He paid tribute through social media.

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The 48-year-old, who is set to launch his tenth studio album 'Heaven Upside Down' later this year, revealed on Friday (July 7th 2017) that his father passed away. So far, he has not informed his fans or the media of his cause of death.

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Marilyn Manson's New Album Is 'pretty F**king Intense'


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Marilyn Manson's new album 'Heaven Upside Down' is ''pretty f**king intense'', according to close friend Charlie Hunnam.

The 48-year-old singer - who is the lead singer in the self-titled band - has a good rapport with the 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' actor, and although the 37-year-old actor has admitted he doesn't know ''any'' of the rocker's songs, the artist has played him a track from his LP, which he thinks is ''very very good.''

Speaking about his pal and his compilation, Hunnam told NME magazine: ''I don't know any of his music.

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Marilyn Manson To Rock Europe At The End Of 2017


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Marilyn Manson is about to bring his brand of shock rock to Europe for the first time since 2014 with a new tour in November and December. More dates are yet to be announced, as is the official release of his upcoming new album 'Heaven Upside Down'.

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With his forthcoming tenth studio album 'Heaven Upside Down' coming very soon, Marilyn Manson is embarking on a series of European tour dates kicking off at the Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden on November 14th 2017. He'll also be perfoming in Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium before arriving in the UK.

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Marilyn Manson at the premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th May 2017

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Marilyn Manson at the premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th May 2017

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Marilyn Manson at The Fashion Awards 2016 held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016

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Marilyn Manson seen at The 2016 Fashion Awards held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016

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Marilyn Manson at the 2016 Fashion Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016

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15 Best Musician Cameos In Film History


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After releasing his Bleachers documentary 'Thank You And Sorry' with a comedy spin, it was only a matter of time before we saw Jack Antonoff making a movie cameo. Now he's appearing in forthcoming comedy drama 'Hello, My Name Is Doris' as the lead singer of a band called Baby Goya.

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It's always fun to see a musician starring in a movie - especially when it's a comedy - whether they play themselves, a fictitious musician or even a completely different character altogether. We compiled a list of some of the best musician movie cameos in history.

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Download Festival - 2015 Live Review


One of Europe's best rock and metal festivals returned to its home at Donnington Park last weekend and it's safe to say, once again, that Download smashed it. With a range of bands from Kiss, Motley Crue, Billy Idol, Rise Against, Parkway Drive, We Are Harlot and more all booked to play, there was something for everyone at the festival, and that was one of the most noticeable highlights. 

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Despite the torrential rain pouring down during Slipknot's set, they pulled off one of the best shows to date on Friday and set an extremely high standard for the rest of the headliners. Playing hits like 'Psychosocial', 'Devil In I', 'Spit It Out' and 'Custer', and attempting to break the Download record for the most amount of people all jumping up at the same time they certainly went all out. 

Muse were considered to be a controversial band to have booked, but all concerns were quickly dashed as soon as they hit the stage on Saturday. Matt Bellamy's vocal abilities were on top form as the band belted out tracks from their newly released album 'Drones' as well as well-known hits like 'Supermassive Black Hole' and 'Plug In Baby'. Even those who were indifferent or somewhat disliked Muse couldn't deny that they put on the show of a lifetime complete with dancing lights, pyrotechnics, confetti and inflatable balls. 

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The Zombie Apocalypse Hits London During 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards


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As the zombie apocalypse took over the Relentless Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, many acts stumbled away with an award or two in tow. 

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In true rock fashion, the black carpet was laid awaiting the arrival of the bands at the Troxy in London as we eagerly awaited the results of awards such as Kerrang! Legend, Best Single, Best Album, Best British Newcomer and more. 

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Marilyn Manson Receives Lifetime Achievement At Kerrang! Music Awards


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Marilyn Manson received a lifetime achievement award at the Kerrang! music awards on Thursday (11th June). The US rocker was honoured at the awards ceremony, held at the Troxy in east London.

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Marilyn Manson Fights Piracy By Releasing Album On Playstation 1 Discs


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American rock icon Marilyn Manson may have discovered a novel way of battling internet piracy of music. It has been revealed that he released his latest album on Playstation 1 discs, which are harder to copy.

Over the weekend, gaming blog Kill Screen discovered the interesting fact about the shock rocker’s latest record The Pale Emperor, which was released back in January this year.

Manson and his creative team seem to have opted against the conventional CD-ROMs that are used for compact disc releases, instead choosing to burn the data onto the black polycarbonate discs that were manufactured for use on Sony’s first generation PlayStation when it released way back in 1994.

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The Smashing Pumpkins And Marilyn Manson Team Up For 'The End Of Times' Tour


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The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson are set to unite on a co-headline tour of North America this Summer. Dubbed 'The End Of Times Tour', the series will span all major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto.

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The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson to tour together

It's not an altogether unusual team; in December 2014, Manson made an appearance at the Pumpkins' show in London's Koko, performing a collaborative rendition of the latter's 1997 hit 'Ava Adore' and Manson's then new single 'Third Day of a Seven-Day Binge'. Now they'll be hitting the stage together officially with dates starting at the Concord Pavilion on July 7th and ending in Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on August 8th.

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Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor Album Review


With a career spanning two decades containing run-ins with the law, the media, the church, common decency and millions of angry parents, it seems strange that nowadays Marilyn Manson's biggest enemy is himself. Since 'The Golden Age of Grotesque' in 2003, Manson has been attempting more and more to be perceived as an artist, but the public just remembers Manson as the spooky provocateur; you know, the lawsuit for allegedly draping his genitals on a security guard at one his shows, the collection of skeletons and Nazi memorabilia, and that time he posed nude for an album cover save for prosthetic tits and androgynous bump protecting his modesty. I'm sure, in fact, that Manson probably sits up at night unable to sleep because nobody understands him, and refuses to let him go through a Bowie-like reinvention of himself. He will always be shock rocker Marilyn Manson, no matter what he says, wears or releases.

Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor Album Review

And so, in 2015, we find Marilyn Manson in an awkward place. Does he go down his artistic, intellectual route playing twenty minute long Theremin solos to nobody, or does he throw down a heavy beat and scream his lungs out about something goth? It would be incredibly easy to slag off 'The Pale Emperor', but on this, Manson's ninth LP, he manages to somehow marry the two together with a relative degree of success. It's actually pretty good, all things considered.

That said, the album opens with the Manson by numbers dirge-athon that is 'Killing Strangers'. This song is so typically Manson to the letter that it almost sounds like a parody. It's full of icy cold synths, crunchy basslines, annoyingly apathetic vocal delivery and some pretty turgid lyrics such as, 'You better run, we got guns'. It sounds very tired and incredibly uninspired.

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Marilyn Manson

Date of birth

5th January, 1969

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85




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