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Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,in1989.Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990sswiththeirtheatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the nameofeachmember was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer,forexampleMarilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has change ...read more

Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,in1989.Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990sswiththeirtheatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the nameofeachmember was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer,forexampleMarilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current membersofMarilynManson are the eponymous lead singer (the only remaining original member), bassist Twiggy Ramirez, guitarists Paul Wiley andTylerBates,keyboardist/percussionist Daniel Fox, and drummer Gil Sharone.

In the past, band members dressed in outlandish makeup and costumes, and engaged in intentionally shocking behavior both on stageandoff.Their lyrics often received criticism for their anti-religious sentiment and references to sex, violence and drugs, while theirliveperformanceswere frequently called offensive and obscene. On several occasions, protests and petitions led to the group being blockedfromperforming,with at least three US states passing legislation banning the group from performing at state-owned venues. They releasedanumber ofplatinum-selling albums, including Antichrist Superstar (1996) and Mechanical Animals (1998). These albums, along withtheirhighly-stylizedmusic videos and worldwide touring, brought public recognition to Marilyn Manson. In 1999, news media falsely blamedtheband for influencingthe perpetrators of the Columbine massacre.

As this controversy began to wane throughout the 2000's, so did the band's mainstream popularity. Despite this, Jon Wiederhorn ofMTV,inJune 2003, referred to Marilyn Manson as "the only true artist today". Marilyn Manson is widely regarded as being one of the mosticonicandcontroversial figures in heavy metal music, with the band and its lead singer influencing numerous other groups and musicians,bothinmetal-associated acts and also in wider popular culture. VH1 ranked Marilyn Manson as the seventy-eighth best rock band on their 100GreatArtistsof Hard Rock. They were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame in 2000, and have been nominated for four Grammy Awards.In theUS, theband has seen eight of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Marilyn Manson have sold inexcess of 50millionrecords worldwide. « hide

Similar Bands: Nine Inch Nails, Alice Cooper, White Zombie, The Spooky Kids, The Birthday Party

LPs
SAY10
2017

The Pale Emperor
2015

3.6
497 Votes
Born Villain
04/27/2012

3
497 Votes
The High End of Low
2009

2.7
659 Votes
Eat Me, Drink Me
2007

2.8
781 Votes
The Golden Age of Grotesque
2003

3.3
912 Votes
Holy Wood
2000

3.9
1,034 Votes
Mechanical Animals
1998

3.8
1,150 Votes
Antichrist Superstar
1996

4
1,352 Votes
Portrait of an American Family
1994

3.4
687 Votes
EPs
Remix & Repent
1997

2.8
109 Votes
Smells Like Children
1995

2.7
473 Votes
Live Albums
Guns, God and Government (DVD)
2002

3.9
88 Votes
The Last Tour on Earth
1999

3.7
200 Votes
Dead to the World (VHS)
1998

4.7
29 Votes
Compilations
Lest We Forget
2005

3.7
408 Votes

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