Marilyn Manson (band)

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Marilyn Manson is a shock-rock band formed in 1989 by Brian Warner, originally called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. In 1993 the band signed to Nothing Records after impressing Trent Reznor with their music. Reznor played a major role in producing the band's 1994 record, Portrait of an American Family, and many members of Nine Inch Nails co-wrote and performed on the next album Antichrist Superstar. Reznor also produced EPs, single tracks and remixes in between these records. The band also toured as a support band for NIN on the Self Destruct Tour and as part of a Nothing Records showcase for the Nights Of Nothing Tour.

Previous Members

  • Andy Gerold - guitar (2009)
  • Wes Borland - guitar (2008 - 2009)
  • Rob Holliday - bass (2007 - 2008), guitar (2008)
  • Tim Skold – bass (2002 - 2005), guitar (2006 - 2008)
  • Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards, percussion (1989 - 2007)
  • Mark Chaussee – guitar (2004 - 2005)
  • John 5 – guitar (1998 - 2004)
  • Zim Zum – guitar (1996 - 1998)
  • Daisy Berkowitz – guitar (1989 - 1996)
  • Sara Lee Lucas – drums (1991 - 1995)
  • Gidget Gein – bass (1990 - 1993)
  • Olivia Newton Bundy – bass (1989 - 1990)
  • Zsa Zsa Speck – keyboards (1989)

Current Line-Up

  • Marilyn Manson – lead vocals (1989 - present)
  • Twiggy Ramirez – guitar (1993 - 2002), bass (2008 - present)
  • Ginger Fish – drums, percussion (1995 - 2004, 2006 - present)
  • Chris Vrenna – drums, percussion (2004 - 2005), keyboards (2007 - present)

Body Of Work

Studio Albums

  • Portrait of an American Family (1994)
  • Antichrist Superstar (1996)
  • Mechanical Animals (1998)
  • The Last Tour On Earth live (1999)
  • Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
  • The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)
  • Lest We Forget (The Best Of) (2004)
  • Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
  • The High End Of Low (2009)

Remix EPs

  • Smells Like Children (1995)
  • Remix & Repent (1997)
  • The Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods Mix (2005)

Trivia

  • Band members Vrenna and Jeordie White (as Twiggy Ramirez) also previously played for NIN. Also, Charlie Clouser has collaborated with Manson, remixing several of their earlier tracks.
  • The band contributed tracks "Apple of Sodom" and "I Put a Spell on You" to the Lost Highway Soundtrack along with NIN. Manson and Ramirez also appear briefly in the film.
  • During live performances around 1994, Reznor could often be seen wearing a Marilyn Manson T-Shirt parodying The Salvation Army with the text, The Satanic Army.
  • Marilyn Manson was supposed to compose the score to the video game American McGee's Alice. This was cancelled for unknown reasons, after which Chris Vrenna was handed the job.

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