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Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what happened. As an only child, he would often get into mischievous activities such as adventure through his grandfather Jack Warner's sex toys, shoot his BB gun with his cousin Chad, and create sex magazines to sell to his classmates. His parents raised him as an Episcopalian, and he attended the religious private Heritage Christian School. It was there that he became fueled with hate towards Christanity. During his tenth grade year, he convinced his parents to let him attend a public school. After he graduated from high school, he and his parents moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida because his father got a better job there. He studied journalism and theater at the local community college called Broward, and being some place new and feeling lonely, he wrote poems and short stories. After being fired from his last job at a record store, he became entertainment journalist for a local magazine. He interviewed several famous musicians including Trent Reznor from the band "Nine Inch Nails". Along with his job and writing, he would also frequently go to rock clubs. He soon decided to create his own band. With musical influences from Ozzy Osbourne and KISS, he recruited other musicians with the same interests and started the band called "Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids". He got the name Marilyn Manson as a combination from the names of the movie star Marilyn Monroe and the psycho killer Charles Manson. The band's name would later officially change to just Mariyn Manson, and most of the original band members would leave and be replaced, too. Manson reunited with Trent Reznor and had his band tour with "Nine Inch Nails". Reznor would also produce Marilyn Manson's first three albums (Portriat of an American Family, AntiChrist Superstar, and Mechanical Animals) and an E.P. (Smells like Children). "Mechanical Animals" is Marilyn Manson's most successful album to date. With the success, Manson became a controversial celebrity, because the anti-Christian message in his songs, and Satanist 'Anton Szandor LaVey' deemed Manson a Reverend for the Church of Satan. Also with fame, Manson started to mingle with other celebrities, and began a romantic relationship with the actress Rose McGowan. They became engaged, but broke off the relationship in 2001. He then fell in love with the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and soon became engaged. They had a fairytale, non-denominational wedding in a castle in Ireland. Meanwhile, Manson came out with two more albums (Holy Wood, and the Golden Age of Grotesque), and a best of album (Lest We Forget: The Best Of...). He also dabbled into acting by being in such movies as Jawbreaker (1999), Party Monster (1998) and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). He continues to make music and act in movies.  See full bio on IMDb »

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No Charges After Rape Accusations

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Goth Rock History Up For Auction

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- 256 days ago
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- 333 days ago
Marilyn Manson Ends Show Early After Rambling Meltdown, Fans Want Refunds

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Rambles, Melts Down on Stage ... Leaves Fans Pissed!!!

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- 398 days ago
Dwight Yoakam Says Marilyn Manson's Gun Prop Stunt Was Inappropriate

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Marilyn's Gun Prop Inappropriate, But It's the Price of Freedom

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- 499 days ago
Marilyn Manson Calls Gun Stunt an 'Act of Theater'

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My Gun Stunt Was Just 'Theater' ... Chill Out!!!

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- 500 days ago
Marilyn Manson Points Fake Rifle at San Bernardino Concert Crowd

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Points Fake Rifle At San Bernardino Concert Crowd

Marilyn Manson showed a shocking lack of empathy Sunday night as he pretended to spray the crowd with bullets from a fake semi-automatic weapon ... in a county that is still reeling from a… READ MORE >

- 500 days ago
Marilyn Manson Crushed by Falling Stage Gun Props at Concert, Taken to Hospital

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Crushed by Stage Gun Props at Show ... Taken to Hospital

Marilyn Manson's concert in NYC just came to a scary abrupt halt when 2 giant gun props came crashing down on him ... sending the rocker to the hospital. Manson was reportedly about an hour into… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago
Lil Uzi Vert Drops $220k for a Marilyn Manson Chain (VIDEO + PHOTO)

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I Dropped $220k to Put Marilyn Manson Around My Neck

Lil Uzi Vert is officially the biggest Marilyn Manson fan ... unless you know of any others who spent six figures to make an iced out pendant in his likeness. Uzi was rocking his newest… READ MORE >

- 703 days ago
Marilyn Manson -- Would You Like to Have Sex with Me?

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Would You Like to Have Sex with Me

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