Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist and former music
journalist known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer
of the band Marilyn Manson, of which he is the founder and only constant member.
The band formed in 1989
by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson
& the Spooky Kids.
Marilyn Manson has sold over 50 million records.
Brian Hugh Warner
January 5, 1969 ( age
Canton, Ohio, United States
6' 1" (185 cm)
Heritage Christian School
GlenOak High School
Broward Community College
Industrial metal, industrial rock, alternative metal, heavy metal, shock rock
Singer-songwriter, musician poet, actor
Dita Von Teese (m. 2005-2007)
Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, harpsichord, drums, flute, pan flute, mellotron
He took his name by combining the names of two American cultural icons,
actress Marilyn Monroe and Manson Family leader Charles Manson.
Up until 1996, all of the band members names were created in the same manner, by
combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer.
Marilyn Manson -
lead vocals, guitar, additional guitar, saxophone, pan flute (1989-present)
Twiggy Ramirez -
guitar, additional guitar, bass, vocals, backing vocals (2009-present), bass, guitars, backing vocals (1993-2002, 2008)
Fred Sablan -
Zsa Zsa Speck - keyboards (1989)
Olivia Newton Bundy - bass (1989-1990)
Daisy Berkowitz - guitar (1989-1996)
Madonna Wayne Gacy - keyboards, percussions, programming (1989-2007)
Gidget Gein - bass (1990-1993) (Deceased)
Sara Lee Lucas - drums (1991-1995)
Ginger Fish - drums (1995-2011)
Zim Zum - guitar (1996-1998)
John 5 - guitars (1998-2004)
Tim Sköld - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2008), basses, backing vocals (2002-2005)
Chris Vrenna - keyboards, percussions, programming (2007-2011)
Olivia Newton Bundy
Madonna Wayne Gacy
Nine Inch Nails
Jack Off Jill
Melissa "Missi" Romero
Did You Know:
He was engaged to actress Rose McGowan for 3 years (1998-2001)
He is an only child raised as an Episcopalian
Marilyn Manson Quotes:
A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do.
Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.
Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.
I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference.
I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage.
In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.
Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?
It's the whole Nietzche philosophy of you are your own God. That's why I debase myself in the concerts and tell people to spit on me. I'm saying to them 'You are no different from me'.
Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.
Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.
The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at.
The word 'Antichrist', to me, is the collective disbelief in god.
These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
They'll see it. And it doesn't matter if they don't. It's only Rock 'n' Roll. But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream. Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
What happens someday if more people own my record than the bible? That will make me god because a lot more people believe in me than him? Because it's just about popularity. There are plenty of people in the world how have never heard of Jesus, while America takes him for granted.
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.
When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?
"I couldn't care less about those kids' reasoning. What reason do we have to go to war? It's all the same.
Killing somebody can't be justified by having a reason. I think it says a lot about the [news] media
that those two kids were on the cover of Time magazine twice because I'm sure that's everything they wanted.
They wanted fame. America sold them the idea that an obituary is just another headline."
-Marilyn Manson on the Columbine massacre.
Marilyn Manson Awards
2 South Florida Slammies for Band of the Year and Song of the Year ("Dope Hat").
South Florida Slammie for Band of the Year
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("The Dope Show").