Gidget Gein is most famous as the former bassist of Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids. He was born Bradley Mark Stewart on 9/11/69 in Florida, where he lived for most of his life.
In his early adult life, Brad went to clubs and DJ'ed for some, bumping into Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson) multiple times. After kicking out their former bassist, Manson invites him to be their replacement. Brad thus dubbed himself "Gidget Gein" in the famous pseudonym fashion of the band: Gidget, after the famous 60's TV star surfer gal, and Gein, after the grave-digger and serial killer Ed Gein.
Soon, the whole image of Marilyn Manson to change from a "nine inch nails and nitzer ebb" kind of thing, and introduces the band to the "dirty drugged out Glam/Metal Drag Queen vibe" they were famous for. However, when the band reached notoriety, Gidget Gein's heroin addiction led to his expulsion from the band. Before they were done with their first album, Gein was kicked out of the band via a certified envelope from the band's lawyers. He was then replaced by Twiggy Ramirez, a personal friend of Manson's.
Gidget Gein then started life as a bag boy, being paid 20 dollars a piece to pick up dead bodies and bring them to morgues, funeral homes, and the like.
Later, he started his own band, The Dali Gaggers, who released one CD and a demo. The band consisted of himself, Al B. Damned, and Allistar Liddell. Their CD features the drummer Bobby Rondinelli, of Rainbow and Black Sabbath fame.
Gein always had a passion for art; he started painting and silk-screening while still in Florida. Influenced by Dadaism and Warhol, his pieces are unique and controversial. He called his work, "PoP Exploitation." His pieces were not limited to, but included, bright candy-colored watercolors of pop icons re-imagined as transvestites, and silk-screened and painted body bags.
Bringing his passion of art with him, he moved to Hollywood, California, further pursuing his passion in art. He gained notoriety amongst artists, regularly hosting art shows exhibiting his unique pieces.
In October 2008, Gein was found dead of a heroin overdose in his home in Burbank, CA.
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