|Marilyn Manson is the stage name used by American musician Brian Hugh Warner. While he has come to be best known for the controversial thematic nature of his music, Manson has also established a name for himself as a visual artist and screen actor. His sound is a complicated, predominant mix of rock and metal, drawing upon the more industrial aspects of both of these genres to create an aesthetic that is both harsh and appealing. Manson is heavily involved in all aspects of his music, having been known to play the flute, drums, piano,and guitar, as well as taking on the role of lead vocalist. Take in this controversial, multi-talented musician in the flesh by purchasing your Marilyn Manson tickets today!
Manson began playing music commercially in Florida during the late 1980s. At the time, he was collaborating with guitarist Scott Putesky. While Manson’s band has undergone a number of lineup changes in the decades that have followed, Putesky remains a mainstay in his group. He and Putesky began writing singles, developing their metal-rock hybrid style over the next several years. Ultimately, they caught the eye of Trent Reznor, an established musician and vocalist who rose to fame with the band Nine Inch Nails. Reznor approached Manson and the two decided that he would use his considerable clout in the music industry to release Marilyn Manson’s debut album, Portrait of an American Family, in 1994.
Rise to fame, other releases and commercial success
Portrait of an American Family established a considerable base of Marilyn Manson fans. In response to the group’s popularity, Manson went on tour with Nine Inch Nails and several other acts that same year. Its first big break would come next year in 1995, when the band’s second album, an EP entitled Smells Like Children, was released. The record was an incredible success, driven largely by the hit track “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Though that song was a cover of a track by the group Eurythmics, Marilyn Manson brought new energy to it with his dark, hard rock sound. Fans responded extremely positively and Manson began to become a mainstay on both the popular music charts and networks like MTV. Since then, Manson’s career has grown exponentially as he has released eight more albums, nearly all of them commercial successes. They include Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, Eat Me Drink Me, The High End of Low, The Pale Emperor, Born Villain, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) and The Golden Age of Grotesque.
Though he is certainly most renowned for his stage career, Manson has also established himself as a cinema actor and persona with a number of high profile appearances. He has had more than 20 credited roles on television and in movies. The first of which, and also one of the most high profile, was his screen debut in in David Lynch’s 1997 classic “Lost Highway.” Notably, he has also appeared in “Sons of Anarchy,” “Area 51,” “Jawbreaker,” “Clone High,” “Californication” and the Michael Moore documentary “Bowling for Columbine.”