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  • Marilyn Manson
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    Manson performing in 2017
    Background information
    Birth nameBrian Hugh Warner
    Born (1969-01-05) January 5, 1969 (age 50)
    Canton, Ohio, U.S.
    Genres
    Occupation(s)
    • Singer
    • songwriter
    • record producer
    • composer
    • actor
    • visual artist
    • painter
    • author
    • music journalist
    • music video director
    InstrumentsVocals
    Years active1989–present
    Labels
    Associated acts
    Websitemarilynmanson.com

    Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, visual artist, author, and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and of which he remains the only constant member. Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two American pop cultural icons of the 1960s: actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson.

    Manson is best known for records released in the 1990s, most notably Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals, which (along with his public image) earned him a reputation in mainstream media as a controversial figure and negative influence on young people.[7][8] In the U.S. alone, three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum status and three more went gold, and the band has had eight releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" by Hit Parader, and, along with his band, has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

    Manson made his film debut in 1997 as an actor in David Lynch's Lost Highway. Since then, he has appeared in a variety of minor roles and cameos. He was interviewed in Michael Moore's political documentary about gun violence, Bowling for Columbine, discussing possible motivations for the 1999 Columbine massacre, after media speculation that the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were avid fans of Manson's music; he denied allegations that his music was a contributory factor. From September 13 to 14, 2002, his first art show, The Golden Age of Grotesque, was held at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center. He unveiled a series of 20 paintings in 2010 entitled Genealogies of Pain, an exhibition showcased at Kunsthalle gallery in Vienna,[9] on which he collaborated with Lynch.

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    2. ^ Thompson, Barry (January 20, 2015). "Marilyn Manson on 'Inventing' Grunge, Sons of Anarchy, and Why He's a Furby". Esquire. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
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    4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Marilyn Manson – Biography & History". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
    5. ^ Kaufman, Gil (September 30, 1998). "Marilyn Manson's New, Glam Look Gets Mixed Reaction". MTV News. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
    6. ^ Garza, Richard (January 29, 2015). "Marilyn Manson trades shock rock for new sound in The Pale Emperor". Western Herald. Western Michigan University. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
    7. ^ Greg, Glasgow (April 23, 1999). "Marilyn Manson Concert Canceled". The Daily Camera. Albert J. Manzi. MediaNews Group. Archived from the original (Broadsheet) on May 24, 2006. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
    8. ^ Cullen, Dave. Inside the Columbine High investigation Archived January 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Salon News, September 23, 1999.
    9. ^ "Marilyn Manson's art 'scarier than music'". The Age. Melbourne. June 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010.