Marilyn Manson

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Brian Hugh Warner
January 5, 1969
Canton, Ohio

Marilyn Manson was shocking, outrageous and controversial. Parents were terrified of him. Religious groups, politicians and authority figures hated him. The Kids loved him. That is the essence of Rock n Roll. 

The stage name Marilyn Manson was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two American pop cultural icons of the 1960s: actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson. It summed up the world's fascination with celebrity. Famous or Infamous.

The band had huge success on MTV with a remake of the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams". The video was a classic, that terrified people and intrigued others. Who or what is this? What am I looking at!? 

Manson received death threats, bomb threats, boycotts, shows were cancelled and there was a rumour that Manson was planning to kill himself on stage. 
The band had 3 Gold and 3 Platinum Albums. The 1996 Album 'Antichrist Superstar' is considered by many to be a masterpiece, and thrust Manson into superstardom. "Beautiful People", "Tourniquet", "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"! The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard U.S Charts.

Manson partied like a Rock Star, dated actresses, and lived a life of excess. That's Rock n Roll!

Manson is a talented singer, songwriter, actor, writer, visual artist and producer. Manson appeared in David Lynch's "Lost Highway", and was a regular on "Sons of Anarchy"

Manson was influenced by other horror themed artists, such as Alice Cooper, but took it to a whole new level. Manson kept the persona on and off stage. That's Rock n Roll!

Happy Birthday Marilyn Manson!
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