Mon January 15th, 2001
Mon September 14th, 1998
Holy Wood (2000)
Last Tour On Earth (1999)
Mechanical Animals (1998)
Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Smells Like Children EP (1995)
Portrait of an American Family (1994)
Marilyn Manson (1989-Present), vocals
Olivia Newton Bundy (1989-1989), keyboards
Zsa Zsa Speck (1989-1990), keyboards
Gidget Gein (1989-1994), Bass
Madonna Wayne Gacy (1990-Present), keyboards
Twiggy Ramirez (1993-Present), guitar
Sara Lee Lucas (1993-1994), drums
Daisy Berkowitz (1994-1995), guitar
Ginger Fish (1995-Present), drums
Zim Zum (1996-1997), live guitar
John 5 (1998-Present), guitar
One can only imagine what havoc Marilyn Manson could wreak in Sunnydale, home to Buffy Summers, the vampire slayer. Itís unlikely that such an encounter will ever take place, however Manson and Buffy are linked by one degree of separation. In 1997 Manson handpicked the Gothic cello trio Rasputina for the opening slot on that yearís tour. Rasputina had appeared in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the favorite band of manic vamp Drusilla.
Marilyn Manson
Shrewdly combining equal parts musical bluster, marketing savvy and media smarts, Marilyn Manson became one of the most influential and successful groups of the í90s.

Ever since its inception in Tampa Bay, Florida in 1990, the Svengali behind Manson (his Ohio born alter ego, Brian Warner) has become a master at manipulating the most volatile elements of rockíníroll: controversy (he is the heir of such renowned, purported Satanists as Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper), a rampant artistic sensibility (his make-up and graphic design has more to do with glam-era Bowie than KISS), and of course really loud music that combines the strident edge of industrial with heavy metal thunder and a persistent, latent groove.

In 1989, Warner was working as a music journalist in Florida when he crossed paths with Scott Mitchell (who would be re-born as Daisy Berkowitz) and the two decided to forma band. Originally called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, the outfit gigged around Florida for the next three years, building its reputation and distributing self-made cassettes. In 1993, the group caught the attention of Nine Inch Nails kingpin Trent Reznor who signed the band to his Nothing Records label and gave the band the opening slot on NINís spring 1994 tour.

By summer of í94 Marilyn Mansonís debut album, Portrait of an American Family was on the streets and the band was on the road to fame and fortune Ė or rather, infamy and fortune. As with Osbourne, Cooper and Kiss before him, Manson was the object of lurid urban legends, which he did nothing to discourage, occasionally fueling them with his over the top concert theatrics (ripping up a copy of The Book of Mormon in Salt Lake City). But despite detractors who dismissed him as nothing more than the current king of schlock and archconservatives determined to exorcize him, he has staked out a comfortable claim on the hard rock landscape.
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