Marilyn Manson’s real name is Brian Hugh Warner. He started the band "Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids" when he was living in Florida. He dropped “The Spooky Kids” and stuck with the name Marilyn Manson which is a combination of Marilyn Monroe and the serial killer Charles Manson.
Although he is now an atheist, he went to Catholic school from 1st grade until 10th grade. During his time there, there were seminars that were held to tell the children what kind of music they were allowed to listen to and what they should stay away from. Manson did the exact opposite and found his taste in music and his love for heavy metal by rebelling against his school.
Being a rock star was not his first dream. When he was younger he wanted to be a music journalist and majored in journalism and theatre at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In South Florida he wrote for the magazine '25th Parallel' where he had the opportunity to interview many famous musicians.
Marilyn's band started in 1989 and they called themselves "Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids."
When Manson was studying journalism in college, he met Scott Putesky. Scott read some lyrics and poems written by Manson and had the idea to start a band. Then they brought on bassist Brian Tutunick and recorded their first demo tape in 1990.
Marilyn has been engaged three times. From February 1998 to January 2001 he was engaged to Rose McGowan. In 2004 he proposed to Dita Von Teese and married her in November 2005. They divorced in 2007 and then in 2010, he got engaged to Evan Rachel Wood but broke it off later in the same year.
No you aren’t losing it, you did see him on screen as Ron Tully in the final season of Sons of Anarchy. He also had small roles in Eastbound and Down and Californication and the movies Lost Highway, Porno Star #1, Party Monster, Jawbreaker and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Manson admitted that he is shy and that he has a strange phobia that his house will catch fire one day. Because of this, he leaves his underwear around his ankles and leaves the lights on when he has sex just in case he has to run. He also revealed that he doesn’t like being intimate with people.
The singer collects vintage metal lunch boxes. Nothing strange about that right? He also collects medical prosthetics, glass eyeballs and fake body parts. He also used to own a fetus in a jar that was given to him as a gift. How lovely!
Marilyn Is best friends with Johnny Depp and they have performed together on multiple occasions. They even have matching tattoos that are a symbol of their friendship. They both have the phrase “no reason” on their wrists and matching back tattoos. That is love.
Marilyn’s favorite movie is the original version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. He loved the movie so much that he was really interested in playing Willy Wonka in the 2005 remake. The role went to his buddy Depp who used Marilyn as part of his inspiration for the character.
He is not only a musician, but he is a painter as well. He has held multiple art shows in galleries all over the United States and in Europe. He also owns his own studio in Los Angeles called The Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art.
Marilyn Manson is tied to many different charities including "Music for Life" and "Little Kids Rock". These charities work to give instruments to children that come from low-income families. He also works with an organization called "Project Nightlight," which encourages children and teens to speak up against abuse.
Or was he? As a child he suffered from what he thought were allergies, but when he grew up he was cured. He realized that these "allergies" were actually a symptom of his mother's Munchausen by Proxy syndrome, a disease where a person creates health issues for another person to gain sympathy.