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Marilyn Manson

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Band Photo: Marilyn Manson (?)

Formed: 1989
From: Tampa Bay, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Forming in 1989, the original Marilyn Manson line-up consisted of part-time journalist Manson (b. Brian Warner, 5 January 1969, Canton, Ohio, USA; vocals/tape loops), Daisy Berkowitz (guitar), Olivia Newton-Bundy (bass) and Zsa Zsa Speck (keyboards), later joined by Sara Lee Lucas (drums) - all the band members assuming forenames of female icons and surnames of famous murderers. Bundy and Speck were replaced at the end of 1989 by Gidget Gein and Madonna Wayne Gacy (b. Steve Bier), respectively.

The best description I think I have ever seen of Manson comes from RollingStone Magazine. It goes like this:

"Imagine Alice Cooper times 10. Picture KISS on an acid and whiskey bender. Marry the gross-out hilarity of G.G. Allin with the ubiquity of Howard Stern. Combine the "search and destroy" frenzy of Iggy Pop with the godless zeal of Ozzy Osbourne. Take two cups of the devil and throw in a pinch of P.T. Barnum, and you still can't fathom all that is...Marilyn Manson."

To me this describes the whole aura and prescence of Manson. The band has caused controversy with almost everything they have done. Manson has been sued, arrested, and banned in certain cities from playing live. They were accused of providing the thoughts that were brought out during the 'Columbine School Shootings' with one of their song's lyrics.

To fans, Manson is a God. His live shows are as heavy and exciting as any other metal tour around. During live performances Manson has been known to piss on the crowd, kill chickens, engage in sexual acts, tear the Bible, stab himself, and the list goes on.

Latest Marilyn Manson News

Below is our complete Marilyn Manson news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Extensive Lineup Announcement For Download Paris

An extensive lineup announcement has been made for the forthcoming "Download Paris" festival, which will take place June 15th-18th at the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France. Here’s how the daily lineups for the festival will run:

Friday, June 15th:

Ozzy Osbourne
Ghost
Opeth
Alestorm
Converge
Underoath
Powerwolf
Black Veil Brides
Eluveitie
Thy Art Is Murder
Vandenberg’s Moonkings
Bury Tomorrow
Poho Car Crash Control
Cellar Darling

Saturday, June 16th: More...

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BFMV, Marilyn Manson Added To UK "Download Fest"

New additions have been announced for the 2018 edition of the "Download Festival" which is held annually in the UK. Newly added to the event are the following acts:

Bullet For My Valentine
Marilyn Manson
Parkway Drive
Rise Against
BABYMETAL
Alexisonfire
Black Veil Brides
Asking Alexandria
Neck Deep
Meshuggah
In This Moment
The Hives
Body Count
Mayday Parade
Dream State
The Pink Slips

Headlining artists already revealed for the festival include Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold. Further artists announcements are still pending. The festival will be held at Donington Park from June 08th-10th.

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Watch: Manson & Depp In Dark Foursome In New Clip

Marilyn Manson premieres a new music video, for "KILL4ME", taken from his latest album "Heaven Upside Down". The NSFW clip once again features an appearance by the shock rocker's close friend, and actor Johnny Depp. It opens with scenes of voyeurism and culminates in a full-on foursome.

Check out now "KILL4ME" below.




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Marilyn Manson Fires Bassist Twiggy Ramirez

After twenty five years together, Marilyn Manson has fired his bass player Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White,) following a statement from Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams that while dating the musician, she was subjected to rape, domestic abuse and other distressing and traumatising situations. Manson initially posted a short statement which read:

"I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced on the upcoming tour. I wish him well." After Addams made her allegations however, Manson added on Instagram: "This is a sad day. I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend. I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka's obvious distress."

Addams revealed the upsetting accusations on her Facebook page, a sample of which reads as follows: More...

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Former Marilyn Manson Guitarist Passes Away

Scott Mitchell Putesky, more famously known as Daisy Berkowitz, the co-founding guitarist of the Marilyn Manson (originally Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids,) and later of Jack Off Jill, has passed away according to a number of his friends and bandmates. A posting on the Jack Off Jill Facebook page stated; "Saying good bye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist , hero.. RIP Scott - "always touched by your presence dear." Daisy Berkowitz." An official cause of death has yet to be revealed but in 2013, Putesky was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

Putesky formed Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids in 1989 with the eponymous singer (AKA Brian Warner,) after meeting at an after party at the Reunion Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He remained with the group recording the album, "Portrait of an American Family" and the EP "Smells Like Children," before leaving halfway through the recording of "Antichrist Superstar" due to creative differences, though he does appear on the record. He would then join Jack Off Jill in 1998 and went on to record the album, "Covetous Creature" with the group and made a guest appearance with Godhead, before recording some albums with Three Ton Gate. More...

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Marilyn Manson Cancels Nine Dates Due To Injury

After a stage prop fell on top of singer Marilyn Manson during his performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, the artist has cancelled nine shows of the current "Heaven Upside Down" tour.

An official statement reads simply: "Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming US tour."

Manson left the arena on a stretcher and was treated at a local hospital before being released. He is currently recuperating at his home in Los Angeles.

The statement continued: "The shows from Boston, 2 October through Houston, 14 October will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow."

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Marilyn Manson Crushed By Stage Prop In NYC

Multiple sources are reporting that Marilyn Manson was injured at his gig in New York City tonight (Sept. 30) at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The show was stopped after a stage prop of two giant guns fell on top of Manson while he was performing the Eurythmics cover of "Sweet Dreams." Check out a clip of the accident below.

There’s currently no word on if Manson has been seriously injured, though he was taken off the stage on a stretcher and has reportedly been taken to the hospital. As more information on Manson's condition comes out, we will report on it.

Marilyn Manson will release the new album "Heaven Upside Down" on October 6th.

A fan video shows the prop accident (at the 2:00 mark): More...

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Marilyn Manson Debuts New NSFW Music Video

Marilyn Manson debuts a new NSFW music video for "We Know Where You Fucking Live", the first single off of his forthcoming new album "Heaven Upside Down", which will be out in stores October 06th via Loma Vista Recordings.

Check out now "We Know Where You Fucking Live" below.


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Marilyn Manson Debuts New Single

Marilyn Manson premieres a new single titled "We Know Where You Fucking Live", taken from the upcoming new album "Heaven Upside Down", which is now eyeing an October 06th release date.

Check out now "We Know Where You Fucking Live" below.

"Heaven Upside Down" track list: More...

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Monster Energy Houston Open Air Announced

A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air for Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men and Suicidal Tendencies lead a lineup of 25 bands performing on two stages.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston’s emergence as a great American food city. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10:00 AM CT right here.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch said, "Every time we’ve played Houston it's always been a great time. There are a lot of rock and metal fans there and we’ve always had massive crowds. So it was just a question of time for the city to get its own big Rock Festival. We are glad to see that it finally happened and are honored to be a part of it.” More...

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Marilyn Manson Beheads Donald Trump In New Video

Marilyn Manson teases a new music video for "SAY10", taken from the upcoming new album "Say10", which is expected to be released in February, 2017.

Check out now the "SAY10" teaser clip below.

Says Manson of it: More...

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Chicago Open Air Day Three

Day 3: Sunday 7/17/2016

The best part of being Cuban/Irish is that I'm tan year round but still shrivel up like bacon when exposed to too much sunlight. I had the nastiest sunburn ever which even days later had my forehead covered in acne and the skin on my nose flaking off. And after looking at myself in the mirror, the first two words that came to mind were, “worth it.” As somebody too perpetually broke to wear sunscreen and already shelling out ungodly amounts of money just to stay fed and hydrated, a sunburn was a rather small price to pay to continue to have a really great time.

Since my arctic camo shorts were completely drenched in beer, I decided that now was the time to break out an even more egregious pair of camo shorts. Neon green and black are a pattern that can't blend into any environment which is why I bought them in the first place. Just the most outrageous thing I could possibly own... and now I had an excuse!

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I missed the first three acts since I got there late. I kept waking up later each morning due to the sheer quantity of alcohol I was drinking as my car needed engine repairs and that meant that I wasn't driving. That fact that the gates opened earlier with each passing day didn't help either since Gemini Syndrome started playing a full half hour earlier than Through Fire did on Friday. So I ultimately have no opinions on Gemini Syndrome, Upon a Burning Body or We Came As Romans and I'm not going to fabricate a story just for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are some videos on Youtube and I watched them but I still lack anything resembling an opinion since bootlegs can never compare to the real thing. More...

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Marilyn Manson Behaving Erratically At Shows

Oh boy, things have apparently not been going awesome on Marliyn Manson's current tour with Slipknot.

By all accounts he's been unsteady on his feet and offering pretty half-assed performances while rambling incoherently night after night.

Several videos of the most odd instances of Manson's behavior have come online, including a few below where he slurs words before falling off the stage, rants about nonsense, yells at stage techs during songs, and just all around has a hard time staying upright.

Corey Taylor meanwhile has had the energy to smack phones out of hands even with a broken neck... Anybody been to any of these shows and seen anything like this going on?

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Slipknot Reschedules Tour After Surgery

Following unplanned surgery for Corey Taylor, Slipknot has rescheduled the start of the band's upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The first 12 dates on the tour have been delayed and are rescheduled for August. The tour will now start on June 28th in Nashville, TN.

Tickets for affected dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates unless noted with an asterisk below. No action is needed in these markets.

In Denver and Las Vegas, tickets for the previous show dates must be refunded and repurchased. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase. Purchasers will be offered an early buying opportunity for tickets to the rescheduled show at the new venue on the new date. More...

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OpEd

Metal Must Evolve

My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.

Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.

Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...

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Slipknot Details New Tour With Marilyn Manson

Slipknot just announced full details of a massive summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The North American trek will see the Grammy Award-winning group bringing an explosive live show across North America, kicking off June 9th at Salt Lake City, Utah’s USANA Amphitheatre (see tour itinerary below).

Slipknot Fan Club ticket presales will begin March 1st at 12:00 PM local time at this location, followed by Citibank presales on March 2nd, local Live Nation and radio presales on March 3rd and general onsale March 4th at 10:00 AM local time.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be launching a new radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Titled "A Series of Bleeps with Corey Taylor," the first installment is set to air to air Wednesday March 2nd at 7:00 PM PT on Beats 1, with an encore Thursday the 3rd at 9:00 AM PT.

".5: The Gray Chapter," Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s "All Hope Is Gone" made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival in October of 2014. See the band live with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice And Men on these dates: More...

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Slipknot Announces Tour With Marilyn Manson

Fresh off losing the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy award to Ghost, Slipknot has laid plans for a massive summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The North American trek will see the group bringing explosive live show across the U.S., with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and many more (see tour markets below, dates and venues still TBA). The band will be revealing full details of this upcoming summer tour in the coming weeks. More...

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Marilyn Manson To Appear In New Revenge Movie

After appearing in the seventh and final season of Sons Of Anarchy, shock rock icon Marilyn Manson will team up again with fellow Sons Of Anarchy actor Mark Boone Junior (who played Robert "Bobby" Munson) for an upcoming movie titled "Let Me Make You A Martyr."

Manson is slated to portray a Native American hit man. According to an advance plot synopsis, the flick will be "a cerebral revenge film about two adopted siblings who fall in love, and hatch a plan to kill their abusive father."

More info about the movie can be found in the clip below, or you can see a new teaser trailer by heading to Rollingstone.com here.

On the music front, Manson recently released a music video for "Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge" - check it out at this location.

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Marilyn Manson Releases New Music Video

Channeling his inner clapping, middle-finger flipping popstar, Marilyn Manson has a new music video online for "Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge," taken off latest album "The Pale Emperor."

We recently caught a Manson performance at the Graspop metal festival - check out our report from that show here.

To hear more from "The Pale Emperor," you can also watch the shock rocker's previously released videos for "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" as well as "Deep Six.". The full album's track listing is:

1. Killing Strangers
2. Deep Six
3. Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
4. The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
5. Warship My Wreck
6. Slave Only Dreams to be King
7. The Devil Beneath My Feet
8. Birds of Hell Awaiting
9. Cupid Carries a Gun
10. Odds of Even More...

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