Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson Live in Roma 25 july 2017- 44 (cropped).jpg
Manson performing in 2017
Background information
Birth nameBrian Hugh Warner
Born (1969-01-05) January 5, 1969 (age 50)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • visual artist
  • music journalist
  • music video director
Years active1989–present
Associated acts

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969),[7] known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist and music video director. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and of which he remains the only constant member. Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two American pop cultural icons of the 1960s: actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson.

Manson is best known for records released in the 1990s, most notably Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals, which (along with his public image) earned him a reputation in mainstream media as a controversial figure and negative influence on young people.[8][9] In the U.S. alone, three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum status and three more went gold, and the band has had eight releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" by Hit Parader, and, along with his band, has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

Manson made his film debut in 1997 as an actor in David Lynch's Lost Highway. Since then, he has appeared in a variety of minor roles and cameos. He was interviewed in Michael Moore's political documentary about gun violence, Bowling for Columbine, discussing possible motivations for the 1999 Columbine massacre, after media speculation that the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were avid fans of Manson's music; he denied allegations that his music was a contributory factor. From September 13 to 14, 2002, his first art show, The Golden Age of Grotesque, was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center. He unveiled a series of 20 paintings in 2010 entitled Genealogies of Pain, an exhibition showcased at Kunsthalle gallery in Vienna,[10] on which he collaborated with Lynch.

Early life

Brian Hugh Warner was born in Canton, Ohio, the only son of Barbara Warner Wyer (died May 13, 2014)[11] and Hugh Angus Warner[12] (died July 7, 2017).[13] He is of English, German, and Irish descent.[14] He has also claimed that his mother's family, who hail from the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, have Sioux heritage.[15] As a child, Warner attended his mother's Episcopal church, though his father was a Roman Catholic.[16][17] He attended Heritage Christian School from first to 10th grade. In that school, his instructors tried to show children what music they were not supposed to listen to; Warner then fell in love with what he "wasn't supposed to do".[18]

Warner later transferred to GlenOak High School and graduated from there in 1987. After relocating with his parents, he became a student at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1990. He was working towards a degree in journalism and gaining experience in the field by writing articles for a music magazine, 25th Parallel.[19] In his role as music interviewer, he soon met several of the musicians to whom his own band was later compared, including Groovie Mann from My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.[20]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Marilyn Manson
Alemannisch: Marilyn Manson
العربية: مارلين مانسن
asturianu: Marilyn Manson
azərbaycanca: Merilin Menson
беларуская: Мэрылін Мэнсан
български: Мерилин Менсън
bosanski: Marilyn Manson
brezhoneg: Marilyn Manson
čeština: Marilyn Manson
Ελληνικά: Μέριλυν Μάνσον
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Marilyn Manson
español: Marilyn Manson
Esperanto: Marilyn Manson
français: Marilyn Manson
한국어: 마릴린 맨슨
Bahasa Indonesia: Marilyn Manson
íslenska: Marilyn Manson
italiano: Marilyn Manson
latviešu: Merilins Mensons
македонски: Мерилин Менсон
Malagasy: Marilyn Manson
Bahasa Melayu: Marilyn Manson
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Marilyn Manson
português: Marilyn Manson
română: Marilyn Manson
sicilianu: Marilyn Manson
slovenčina: Brian Warner
slovenščina: Marilyn Manson
Türkçe: Marilyn Manson
українська: Мерілін Менсон
Tiếng Việt: Marilyn Manson