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Marilyn Manson

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States (1989 – present)

Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz. The group was originally named Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids, with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s, until the band shortened the name in 1992. The band’s lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current members of Marilyn Manson are the eponymous lead singer (the only remaining original member), bassist Twiggy Ramirez, live guitarist Paul Wiley, and drummer Gil Sharone.

Until 1996, the name of each member was originally created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer (e.g. Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson). The members of the band dress in outlandish makeup and costumes, and have engaged in intentionally shocking behavior both onstage and off. In the past, their lyrics often received criticism for their anti-religious sentiment and references to sex, violence and drugs. Their performances have frequently been called offensive and obscene, and, on several occasions, protests and petitions have led to the group being banned from performing.

As this controversy began to wane throughout the 2000s, so did the band’s mainstream popularity. Despite this, in June 2003, veteran rock journalist Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com referred to Marilyn Manson as “the only true artist today,” and the frontman and band continues to have a strong cult following in 2015.

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  • OG76100

    @bcpeters1 hell yeah

    Yesterday 7:19pm Reply
  • bcpeters1

    @ TastyDogChow, "the past three albums". Really?? Really?? Eat Me, Drink Me is fucking awesome.

    20 May 6:30pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    I still can't believe how good it is. I have not enjoyed any Manson album that much since Mechanical Animals.

    19 May 10:14pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    When Born Villain came out, it was a pretty big blow to my thoughts on the future of Manson's output. I remember listening to it thinking "ok, this is awful, just like the last 3 albums" and pretty much decided that Marilyn Manson would never make something good again. The Pale Emperor took me by surprise, it wasn't perfect, but it was way better than anything else he's made since the triptych concluded.

    19 May 5:53pm Reply
  • moderaterock

    Really digging the new album Holy Wood > Antichrist > Mechanical Animals > Pale Emperor > EMDM > Golden Age > Portrait > High End > Villain

    19 May 12:03pm Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    I fucking LOVE you Manson the god of fuck ;) <3 I love old Manson but I also <3 the newer manson records to glad to see he's changing it up too \\m/

    18 May 5:53pm Reply
  • Metalmania91

    Marilyn Manson is the greatest band ever. The old albums and the new ones. Love you.

    17 May 2:21am Reply
  • Santigne

    I love the main, he looks so hot <3

    17 May 2:06am Reply
  • DioVasconcelos

    The Pale Emperor is so fucking great. [8]

    17 May 12:56am Reply
  • Radialctive

    The Pale Emperor is so fucking great. [7]

    14 May 8:23pm Reply
  • KozMix120

    <3

    14 May 8:22pm Reply
  • Srta_Raquel

    Amazing! The old albums, the new ones, it doesn't matter. Marilyn Manson is great.

    13 May 6:29pm Reply
  • fiszex

    Honestly to say, I like the way MM is changing, I still love the old albums, but I can see the way that they are going now and what to say, as I am getting older and more dry the same happens with MM music - new album is masterpiece for me whatever you say. The same shit happened to Iggy Pop - old is gold but new stuff from him is pretty decent as well.

    13 May 9:47am Reply
  • Kur0iNamida

    come to nz

    13 May 9:23am Reply
  • handcuter

    The Pale Emperor is so fucking great. [6] The promo videos are shit.

    12 May 7:39pm Reply
  • kornmanson112

    Love the new video. ♥[2] The Pale Emperor is so fucking great. [5]

    12 May 6:48pm Reply
  • LuanLDOM

    boring new video

    12 May 5:38am Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Love the new video. ♥

    11 May 7:19pm Reply
  • Aliss14

    The Pale Emperor is so fucking great. [6]

    11 May 3:43pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    Why don't any of the main pictures feature Marilyn Manson as a band? I mean, that is what Marilyn Manson is, it's not like Brian makes the music himself. (and if you want to try to tell me that Marilyn Manson is a solo artist, save yourself the embarrassment and keep your mouth shut)

    10 May 10:57am Reply
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