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Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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. 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, guitarist Tyler Bates, drummer Gil Sharone and touring keyboardist Spencer Rollins.

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, Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com, in June 2003, referred to Marilyn Manson as "the only true artist today". Marilyn Manson has garnered much success: four of the band's albums have been multi-platinum, and 2 more have been gold, and the band has seen seven of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. VH1 has ranked Marilyn Manson as the seventy-eighth best rock band on their 100 Great Artists of Hard Rock. Aggregate site AcclaimedMusic.net lists Marilyn Manson number 723 in their artist rank for greatest of all time. Marilyn Manson has sold over 50 million records.

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Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation rumours

Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation rumours

Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan and The Cult are due to headline Kettering metal festival

  • Jul 31, 2014

Marilyn Manson to appear in 'Sons of Anarchy' as a white supremacist

He will play a recurring character called Ron Tully in the biker show

  • May 29, 2014

New Marilyn Manson song to soundtrack TV series Salem

'Cupid Carries A Gun' will be used on the WGN America show

  • Apr 25, 2014

Marilyn Manson says his new music is 'very cinematic'

The musician says the new songs fuse 'old blues' with 'hard elements'

  • Jan 10, 2014

Marilyn Manson to headline Alt-Fest 2014

The show will be Manson's only UK festival appearance next year

  • Dec 25, 2013

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Beautiful People Play Video

Beautiful People

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Fight Song

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Guns, God, and Government, Live in Concert Sample (From Eagle Rock Entertainment)

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No Reflection

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Slo-Mo-Tion

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Marilyn Manson Reviews

Marilyn Manson - 'Born Villain'

Marilyn Manson - 'Born Villain'

An album that’s, y’know, fine

  • Apr 30, 2012

Album review: Marilyn Manson - 'The High End Of Low'

'God of fuck', we can take, man boobs, fine... but feelings? No, ta

  • May 19, 2009

Marilyn Manson

Eat Me, Drink Me

  • Jun 1, 2007

Marilyn Manson

Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand)

  • May 23, 2007

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