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Marilyn Manson
   
Number of songs: 18 | Total weeks on charts: 526
Appearing in a total number of: 90 charts | Total period running: 3710 days
Biography

Marilyn Manson is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States-formed alternative metal band led by the singer also named Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969). Warner chose the name, a combination of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, to illustrate what he considered to be the extreme dualism of late 20th century American culture. The stage names of each band member were originally created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic mass murderer or serial killer, though this naming convention has not extended to new band members after the mid-90s. Along with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper he is currently one of the main performers of the shock rock genre.

Formed in 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids, the band's uniquely theatrical performances gathered a local cult following that developed over time into a worldwide fanbase. By the late 1990s the band was considered one of modern music's most widely-known and controversial acts; this was due, in large part, to Manson's then-frequent clashes with religious and political groups. Manson's lyrics often receive criticism for their anti-religious sentiment and for references to sex, drugs, and violence (albeit typically in the abstract as opposed to any specific depiction). The band's music and performances have frequently been called offensive and obscene. Protests and petitions have sometimes led to the group being banned from performing.

Each Manson album has tended to have a distinct image and sound, with Manson himself often recording and performing each record in the guise of a different adopted persona. The musical differences album to album are also due, no doubt, to the fact that the band experiences frequent personnel changes. Since keyboardist Madonna 'Pogo' Wayne Gacy left the band in 2006 Manson himself was the only remaining original bandmember. In 2008 Twiggy Ramirez (previously a member of Marilyn Manson as bassist/songwriter), drummer Ginger Fish and multi-instrumentalist Chris Vrenna also joined Manson for the upcoming album.

After the 1990s, both the controversy and the band's mainstream popularity have waned. Despite this, its many devoted fans have made Marilyn Manson a consistently high-profile group; three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum certification and three more have been awarded gold. The band has seen three of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. In June 2003, Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com called Marilyn Manson "the only true artist today".

Marilyn Manson's 6th studio album, 'Eat Me, Drink Me', was released worldwide on June 5th 2007. The album spawned two singles, Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand) and Putting Holes in Happiness. It was followed up by The High End of Low in May 2009.

His most recent album is Born Villain, released on April 25, 2012 in Japan and on May 1, 2012 in the United States. A new website design and logo were launched in May 2011 to signify the changes the band had been going through during the process of recording Born Villain, as has happened with all previous albums since Mechanical Animals.

Manson has gained some of his fame with his dark covers of 80's hitsingles, like Sweet Dreams (by the Eurythmics) and Tainted Love (originally performed by Gloria Jones and brought to fame by Soft Cell). Apart from the fame he gained probably even more notoriety with the band's bestselling album 'Antichrist Superstar', which contains the songs "The Beautiful People" and "Antichrist Superstar" among others.

Discography:
Studio albums
Portrait of an American Family (1994)
Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Mechanical Animals (1998)
Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)
Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
The High End of Low (2009)
Born Villain (2012)
The Pale Emperor (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Marilyn Manson in the news
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Beauty In Chaos Presents 'Drifting Away' Ft. Robin Zander & Michael Anthony (Synthetic Capricorn Mix) (17/05/2019) Live Nation Celebrates National Concert Week By Making Over 2 Million Tickets Available To The Hottest Summer Shows For Only $20 (24/04/2019)
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Music Producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Hole, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Ozzy) On Collaborating With Weezer On Band's Upcoming 'Black Album' (04/02/2019) Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Ozzfest; New Year's Eve Spectacular At The Forum In LA (16/12/2018)
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Army Of The Universe Release 10th Anniversary Remake EP For "Resin" (27/09/2018)
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