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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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First Bands Announced For Download Festival 2009

The first batch of bands have been announced for Britain's Download Festival. Slipknot appear to be one of the three headliners and will be joined by The Prodigy, Motley Crue, Korn, Dragonforce, DevilDriver and Pendulum. According to Scorpio PR, Limp Bizkit, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, God Forbid, Lamb Of God and Marilyn Manson will also appear at the event.

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Korn, KSE And More To Perform At Rock Am Ring

The lineup for this year's Rock am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals are shaping up quite nicely as the organizers have announced some more additions. Korn, Marilyn Manson, Dragonforce and Killswitch Engage have all been confirmed to perform at the festivals, as have the returning Limp Bizkit. Rock Am Ring will be held in the town of Nurburgring and Rock Im Ring will be held in Nurnberg with the shows being held over June 5th-7th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Billy Talent
Bloc Party
Bring Me The Horizon
Dragonforce
Dredg
Enter Shikari
Flogging Molly
Gallows
Jan Delay & Disko No.1
Juliette Lewis
Kettcar
Kilians
Killswitch Engage
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Mando Diao
Marilyn Manson
Middle Class Rut
Peter, Bjorn and John
Peter Fox
Placebo
Polarkreis 18
Scouting For Girls
Selig
Slipknot
The Gaslight Anthem
The Killers
The Kooks
The Prodigy
The Script
The Subways
Tomte
Trivium
Volbeat

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Marilyn Manson Reveals New Album Details

Marilyn Manson has revealed that his new album is entitled, "The High End Of Low" and that he will be shooting the albums first video this month. The video will be for the song, "I Want To Kill You Like They Do In The Movies."

Seaking about the album and song, Manson says: “My new record is done, man. It’s called The High End of Low - it’s a self-described state of being that I’m in. You’re going to be fucking freaked. It’s the shit.

(Speaking on the first single) "It’s nine minutes long, severely sadist. Basically, it’s murder, sex, death, the end."

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Behemoth Frontman Speaks On Rockstar Mayhem Tour

Behemoth frontman, "Nergal" has posted his feelings on the bands appearance at this summers Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival. The post reads as follows: "I cannot find words to express the enthusiasm that literally blows us up! It’s a great ennoblement to be accompanied by Slayer and Marilyn Manson. This is the best reward that we could ever get after a dozen of years of hard work and wandering on various venues all over the world. I can promise that Behemoth will be at it’s best. We will play a cross-sectional set with some new material included!"

Behemoth will also support Slayer on a tour for three weeks before the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival.

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Slayer And Manson To Headline Rockstar Mayhem Tour

This years edition of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival will be co-headlined by Marilyn Manson and Slayer according to Revolver. Also on the main stage will be Bullet For My Valentine. There will also be a "Jagermeister stage" which boasts performances from Trivium, God Forbid and All That Remains, as well as the "Hot Topic stage" which features Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel and Job For A Cowboy.

The latest Rockstar Energy Mayhem 2009 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Slayer, Manson And More Rumoured For Rockstar Tour

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour will return next year and it looks like Marilyn Manson will surface to co-headline the event with Slayer. Also tapped for the bill are Trivium and Behemoth. More details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

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Marilyn Manson Reveals Details On New Album/Band

After speaking recently with Bloody-Disgusting.com, shock rocker Marilyn Manson revealed that he is "pretty much finished" with his new studio album and that the album "will be more like 'Antichrist Superstar.'" Every song on the disc was written by Manson with bassist Twiggy Ramirez who rejoined the band back in January. He also revealed the former Limp Bizkit/current Black Light Burns guitarist will only be part of Manson's band for touring purposes only. More news on the album will be reported as soon they are revealed.

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Former Marilyn Manson Bassist Discovered Dead

Former Marilyn Manson bassist Brad Stewart (stage named Gidget Gein) was found dead in his home earlier this week. No official cause of death has been announced, but friends of Stewart stated it was from a drug overdose. Stewart was fired from Marilyn Manson due to drug absue issues, being replaced by Twiggy Ramirez, and also recently did a stint in rehab.

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Korn Posts New Studio Footage Online

Korn has posted a behind the scenes look at the band recording the song "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" online. You can check it out below.

The song comes from the forthcoming album, "Nightmare Revisited" which is another collection of songs from the movie "A Nightmare Before Christmas" performed by popular artists.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Devotchka- Overture
2. Danny Elfman- Opening
3. Marilyn Manson- This Is Halloween
4. All American Rejects- Jack's Lament
5. Amina- Dr. Finkelstein/In The Forest
6. Flyleaf- What's This?
7. Polyphonic Spree- Town Meeting Song
8. The Vitamin String Quartet- Jack and Sally Montage
9. Sparklehorse- Jack's Obsession
10. Korn- Kidnap The Sandy Claws
11. Rise Against- Making Christmas
12. Yoshida Brothers- Nabbed
13. Tiger Army- Oogie Boogie's Song
14. Amy Lee- Sally's Song
15. RJD2- Christmas Eve Montage
16. Plain White T's- Poor Jack
17. Datarock- To The Rescue
18. Finale/Reprise- Shiny Toy Guns
19. Danny Elfman- Closing
20. The Album Leaf- End Title
21. Rodrigo Y Gabriela- Oogie Boogie's Song More...

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Black Light Burns Mainman Gives Album Update

Black Light Burns mainman/Marilyn Manson and ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message online regarding the bands new album:

"The new Black Light Burns record is about 90% finished. Nick (Annis) and I are doing some final guitar tracks tomorrow and then we'll polish the mixes. As far as my opinion is concerned, we just topped "Cruel Moody." I'm so excited for you guys to hear this... we might have to put some songs up soon. We're currently booking shows for January-February 2009 in the U.S. with Combichrist. A few more possible engagements have presented themselves before next year, but we'll have to wait and see how things turn out. I can't wait to come over to Europe and Japan. So much is happening. Excited."

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Collaborates with John 5

Classic rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd hit the studio with Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 for a collaboration that is sure to puzzle many fans.

Skynyrd is planning to release their first album since 2003's "Vicious Cycle" and John 5 is at the controls.

Guitarist Rickey Medlocke is keen to answer devotees who fear Manson's man is too heavy for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

He says, "Everybody thought, 'My god, you are going to write with this guy? How is that ever going to work?' But this guy came in and is really multi-talented in all genres."

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Musicians To Appear On Music Documentary

A variety of musicians, actors, journalists and more will be featured in the upcoming documentary "The Heart Is A Drum Machine". According to the press release, the film "explores music's role in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music throughout human history, how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement in our daily lives." In addition to providing his thoughts in the film, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan will contribute a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man". Other notable artists featured include Page Hamilton (Helmet), Wes Borland (Black Light Burns, Marilyn Manson), Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, etc.), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Brendon Small (Dethklok) and many more. Put together by Zu33 Films, production on the effort has just been completed.

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Ex-Limp Bizkit Guitarist Joins Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson has announced the addition of Black Light Burns/ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland to his touring and recording band. You can check out the announcement below.

Wes Borland initially found fame as the facepainted guitarist for controversial rap metallers Limp Bizkit but left after the bands smash hit album, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water," though rejoined the band to record 2006's "The Unquestionable Truth- Part 1." He has since left the band again and is said to be on bad terms with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. More...

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Big Names Announced For Metal Christmas Album

A new metal christmas album named "Metal Christmas" has been announced which will feature some of the biggest names in heavy metal music taking part with the following tracklisting confirmed:

"Run Rudolph Run"
Vocal/bass: Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD)
Guitar/vocals: Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP)
Drums/vocals: Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Vocal: Alice Cooper
Guitar: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON/ROB ZOMBIE)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG/ NIACIN)
Drums: Vinnie Appice (HEAVEN AND HELL/ BLACK SABBATH)

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Vocal: Ronnie James Dio
Guitar: Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell/ Black Sabbath)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (WHITESNAKE/DIO)
Drums: Simon Wright (AC/DC/DIO) More...

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Release Date Set For New John5 Album

John5’s (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson), new album "Requiem" will hit stores on June 3rd. A track from the album titled “Sounds of Impalement” can be streamed on the band's MySpace page.

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Manson's "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" Live w/ King

Marilyn Manson performed "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" live at the Wiltern in Hollywood late last month, joined by Slayer's Kerry King. You can watch the performance on YouTube or below. More...

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Marilyn Manson Speaks On Reunion WIth Twiggy

Marilyn Manson spoke to RollingStone.com about his reunion with longtime collaborator guitarist Twiggy Ramirez for Manson's Eat Me, Drink Me tour.

Though the two had already re-connected during a chance meeting on the streets of Los Angeles, it was Manson witnessing another reunion that inspired him to invite Twiggy back. "The turning point for me was when I went to see LED ZEPPELIN's reunion show, and I saw Jimmy Page and Robert Plant look at each other for a moment, and they probably said, 'Holy shit, we wrote 'Stairway To Heaven'.' I wanted that look again," Manson explains. "I want to look at Twiggy and go 'Holy shit, we wrote 'The Beautiful People'.' I called him and I said 'Let's go do this.'" Plus, the duo had some unfinished business. "We started music together because we wanted to bring about the apocalypse, and we realized we didn't finish," Manson says. "The world could suffer much more if we were together again, and we really wanted to bring back the suffering."

Read the full article at Rolling Stone.

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Twiggy Ramirez Rejoins Marilyn Manson

Bassist Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White) has rejoined MARILYN MANSON for the group's upcoming North American tour. Joining Manson and Twiggy on stage for the U.S. leg of the "Rape of the World Tour" will be Chris Vrenna, Rob Holliday, and Ginger Fish. Tim Skold has amicably split with Manson, but future collaborations aren't being ruled out between the two.

According to a posting on Marilyn's web site, expectations for the upcoming tour are best described by quoting one of Manson's most infamous lyrics, "Everyone will suffer now." More...

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Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese Divorce Official

Just the news you've all been waiting for, a judgment of divorce for Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese was entered in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday (December 27), and dissolved the marriage of petitioner Heather R. Sweet (Dita) and one Brian H. Warner (Manson). The court documents are available on TMZ.

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Manson's Music Featured in "Funny Games" Movie

Marilyn Manson’s "Mutilation Is The Most Sincere Form Of Flattery" taken from his latest album, "Eat Me, Drink Me," is in the film Funny Games. You can view the movie's trailer here.

As previously reported, Manson recently announced tour dates for an North American tour in January and February next year.

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