@empiremagazine James Cameron
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.
It's the 50th anniversary of the serial killer's debut album 'Lie: The Love and Terror Cult'.
We're taking a rather different approach to our 'Album of the Week' feature this week as we explore instead the power that serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson had on musical culture on this, the 50th anniversary of his album Lie: The Love and Terror Cult which was recorded between 1967 and 1969 and released during his trial in 1970.
Charles Manson, 1968 / Photo Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
While there's arguably nothing especially remarkable about the album to note in terms of musical dexterity - at best, it's a mediocre folk record with disjointed lyrical themes - it does have a cult following thanks to the macabre history surrounding it. Artists like The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Neil Young are purported fans of the album, though whether they would still be if Manson hadn't incited his followers to commit nine murders during the summer of 1969 is another question.
Continue reading: Music And Murder: How Charles Manson Inspired A Generation Of Musicians
Portrait of an American Family was released on this day (July 19th) in 1994.
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since Marilyn Manson, alongside his band of the same name, released the debut album Portrait of an American Family through John Malm Jr. and Trent Reznor's Nothing label and Interscope Records. It was an iconic yet controversial beginning that kicked off Manson's unique brand of shock rock.
Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family
The album had an interesting production history. Not content with Roli Mosimann's "polished" production of the record under the title The Manson Family Album (arguably a MUCH better name, but hey-ho), Manson and Reznor went on to re-produce it in LA, in part at the latter's home studio at 10050 Cielo Drive which was where the Manson Family committed the Tate murders in 1969.
Celebrating the gothic rock movement of the 80s and beyond.
World Goth Day is a time to celebrate one of the most iconic music genre movements (and indeed fashion aesthetics) of the 20th century; a movement succeeding the rebellious punk scene, and one that incorporated both experimental and pop aspects to extremely dark effect. Read on for your ultimate goth-influenced playlist:
Arabian Knights - Siouxsie And The Banshees
Siouxsie Sioux was in the vanguard of post-punk, dropping the Banshee's debut album The Scream in 1978. By 1981's landmark record Juju, they had really come into their own, and second single Arabian Knights really highlighted their sensational pop-goth aesthetic.
Continue reading: World Goth Day: Your Ultimate Dark Wave Playlist
The truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to the shock rocker.
He went from plain old Brian Warner to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, building up many myths around his stage persona. But behind the makeup there’s plenty to learn about the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar, including his movie star BFF and his talents off the stage.
Marilyn Manson at the 2015 HBO Emmys after-party
1. His first career choice wasn’t music - Before becoming rockstar Marilyn Manson, Brian Warner was a music journalist. He got his start working for South Florida magazine 25th Parallel, where he would interview Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor - who would end up producing the first Marilyn Manson album ‘Portrait of an American Family’.
Continue reading: Ten Freaky Facts About Marilyn Manson
The UK rock fest unveils 17 more acts.
With the three headliners already announced, the first of the remaining line-up of acts have now been announced for Download Festival 2018, with Marilyn Manson leading the new announcements at next summer's Donington Park spectacle. Don't forget to grab tickets while you can because we expect they'll sell out quickly.
Marilyn Manson at the 'King Arthur' premiere
Download returns to Leicestershire, UK once again on June 8th 2018 for three days of the best rock 'n' roll in the world. It's now been revealed that joining stellar headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne are the likes of shock rocker Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine and Parkway Drive.
The guitarist has died at the age of 49.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Daisy Berkowitz; a founding member of Marilyn Manson's band, who has died at the age of 49. His former collaborators have spoken out with tributes to their friend and partner, including Manson himself.
Marilyn Manson at 'King Arthur' premiere
Daisy Berkowitz, whose real name was Scott Putesky, has lost his battle with stage four colon cancer, four years after being diagnosed with the disease. He and Marilyn Manson may have shared many differences in their early careers, but the latter still has fond memories of working with the guitarist.
Continue reading: Marilyn Manson Pays Tribute To Dead Collaborator Daisy Berkowitz
Brian Molko is ''clean and happy'' these days but used to enjoy wild nights out with his friend Marilyn Manson.
The Placebo frontman may be ''clean and happy'' these days but he admits he used to enjoy wild nights out with the 'Rock is Dead' hitmaker in the 1990s at the height of their success.
He told Kerrang magazine: ''I remember reading 'The Long Road Out Of Hell' [Marilyn Manson's autobiography], and thinking 'This book makes you feel like you want to go out and do very rock n' roll things', but that wasn't a particular inspiration for my lifestyle.
Continue reading: Brian Molko And Marilyn Manson Were 'badly Behaved'
The singer was rushed to hospital over the weekend after performing in New York.
Marilyn Manson has been forced to cancel nine dates from his Heaven Upside Down Tour after injuring himself on stage during his performance in New York at the weekend. His condition is currently unknown, though it's not thought that there was any serious damage to the singer.
Marilyn Manson at 'King Arthur' premiere
The 48-year-old was hurt after climbing and falling from a stage prop during his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Saturday night (September 30th 2017). According to witnesses and video footage, he was attempting to scale a large prop featuring two pistols before the entire thing collapsed onto the stage, crushing the shock rocker.
There's no feud here according to the rockstar.
We wouldn't have thought that Marilyn Manson and Justin Bieber would get on particularly well anyway, given that they are as opposite as opposites can be, but it seems their celebrity feud over a T-shirt design has finally come to an end, and the text messages prove it.
Marilyn Manson at the 'King Arthur' premiere
The 48-year-old shock rocker was less than happy when the 23-year-old told him that he made Manson 'relevant again', and even less happy that Justin used his face on his own T-shirt range. But the pair are as cool as ever after an exchange of texts that saw Justin apologise profusely.
Continue reading: Marilyn Manson Unveils Justin Bieber's Apologetic Texts
Not only did Bieber not seek his permission, he apparently told Manson he had made him "relevant again", according to the rocker.
One of the more bizarre celebrity feuds of 2017 has broken out online, with polar musical extremes Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson airing a dispute in the press over a T-shirt as the latter delivered a scathing interview about the Biebs.
The fracas began when Bieber began using Manson’s image on the front of a $195 Barney’s T-shirt — the phrase “Bigger Than Satan… Bieber” embroidered on the back, which went on sale back in July 2016. Designed by Jerry Lorenzo, the shirt (which is available without the Bieber graffiti for just $19), was held out as having been created with Manson’s permission.
“Thank you Marilyn Manson for signing off on the ‘Bigger than Satan’ x Justin Bieber tee,” Lorenzo wrote on Instagram in the summer of 2016. “Thanks for understanding our approach and re-interpretation of your vision. Never would of thought printing on my vintage T-shirt collection would take us this far.”
Marilyn Manson at The Fashion Awards 2016 held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016
Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th August 2015
Date of birth
5th January, 1969
@empiremagazine James Cameron
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