Found by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson and his eponymous group created such goth records as Antichrist Superstar and Smells Like Children, to the delight of troubled adolescents as well as the chagrin of the parents.
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Vocalist, performer. Produced Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969, in Canton, Ohio, to dad Hugh and mom Barb Warner. Brian Warner put a tough youth, as he was molested repeatedly with a neighbor. The injury place the young lad on a path of rebellion as he attempted to accommodate the events along with his lifestyle.
After high school, Warner and his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for his dad’s occupation. There, the youthful Manson registered in an area community school called Broward, where he studied journalism and theatre. Warner’s first foray to the music business came as an entertainment journalist for a local magazine in Fort Lauderdale. This gave him the chance to interview several well-known musicians, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. In now as a journalist, Warner formed his own group called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. Afterwards, the group would change the name just to Marilyn Manson.
In 1993, Marilyn Manson and his group earned a contract from Trent Reznor’s record label, Nothing, according to their performances and self-released cassettes in the Fort Lauderdale area. The record contract additionally earned them a spot on Nine Inch Nails’s 1994 tour. Marilyn Manson’s first record was titled Portrait of an American Family. Created by Reznor, it gave Manson his first taste of commercial success, as he got a cult following after its launch.
This cover eventually helped SmellsLike Kids achieve platinum. In 1996, Marilyn Manson hit it big with the launch of the group’s second album, Antichrist Superstar. The record, co-created by Reznor, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 1997, Marilyn Manson co-wrote his autobiography with famous rock journalist Neil Strauss, titled The Long Road Out of Hell. The exact same year, he released another EP, Remix & Repent, and made his movie debut in David Lynch’s Lost Highway.
Marilyn Manson reached his biggest success in 1998 together with the launch of Mechanical Animals. For the record and tour, Manson embraced an alter ego glam rocker character named Omega, who was an androgynous space alien.
Throughout a performance in Michigan, he was charged with sexual misconductby a security guardfor supposedly performing an offensive action. The misconduct charge was later lowered to a misdemeanor, as well as the civil suit was dropped.
In 2003, Marilyn Manson and his group released their fifth studio album with The Golden Age of Grotesque. It spent a week atop the charts and was critically acclaimed as among the greatest records of the entire year. Manson announced the launch of his following record, Eat Me, Drink Me, in 2005, but it had not been released until mid-2007. As with his earlier studio attempts, Manson was greatly involved using the writing, organizing and making of the record.
The latter record, co-created with Tyler Bates, earned strong reviews because of its concentrated, blues-tinged sound.
Throughout Manson’s career, he is accused and vilified for being a Satan worshipper, as well as for following the Church of Satan, of which he’s a “reverend.” His shows have been protested, boycotted and later canceled due to his perceived “black” perspectives and stage antics.
Manson was once engaged to actress Rose McGowan. He wed burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese in late 2005, however they divorced in 2007 amid rumors of the rocker’s relationship with actress Evan Rachel Wood. Manson after was briefly engaged to Wood.