Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

American rock band which has gained notoriety for its extraordinary and outrageous contents, performance and media exposure.
Originally formed as Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids in 1989 in Florida, USA.

This is the band profile. For the person and band leader of the same name, see Marilyn Manson (2).

Current members:
Marilyn Manson (2) – vocals, guitar, percussion (1989–present)
Tyler Bates – guitar, backing vocals (2014–present)
Gil Sharone – drums (2014–present)

Former members: (incl. previous "The Spooky Kids")
Twiggy Ramirez – bass (1993–2002, 2008–2009, 2014–2017), guitar (2009–2017)
Daisy Berkowitz – guitar, programming (1989–1996; died 2017)
Zsa Zsa Speck – keyboards (1989)
Olivia Newton Bundy – bass (1989)
Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards, sampling, percussion (1989–2007)
Gidget Gein – bass (1989–1993)
Sara Lee Lucas – drums (1991–1995)
Ginger Fish – drums (1995–2004, 2006–2011)
Zim Zum – guitar (1996–1998)
John 5 – guitar (1998–2004)
Tim Skold – bass (2002–2005), guitar (2006–2008)
Mark Chaussee – live guitar (2004–2005)
Rob Holliday – live bass (2007–2008), live guitar (2008)
Wes Borland – live guitar (2008–2009)
Andrew Gerold – live bass (2009–2010)
Chris Vrenna – live drums (2004–2005), keyboards (2007–2011), live drums (2010–2011)
Fred Sablan – live bass (2010-2014)
Jason Sutter – live drums (2012-2014)

Marilyn Manson Discography Tracks


none Marilyn Manson The Family Jams(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Marilyn Manson Self-released) none US 1992 Sell This Version
none Marilyn Manson Refrigerator(Cass, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Marilyn Manson Self-released) none US 1993 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Portrait Of An American Family (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, MCA Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Mar1lyn Man5on* Mechanical Animals (Album) Nothing Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The Last Tour On Earth (Album) Nothing Records Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) (Album) Nothing Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age Of Grotesque (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me (Album, Comp) Interscope Records Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The High End Of Low (Album) Interscope Records Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Born Villain (Album) Cooking Vinyl China 2011 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor (Album) Cooking Vinyl Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down (Album) Loma Vista Russia 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Marilyn Manson Get Your Gunn (Maxi, Single) Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Dope Hat (Maxi) Nothing Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Lunchbox (Maxi, EP, Single) Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams (Maxi, Single) MCA Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Smells Like Children (EP, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The Horrible People / Tourniquet Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Tourniquet (Single, Maxi) Nothing Records, Interscope Records Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
INSJB-95552 Marilyn Manson / Nine Inch Nails Marilyn Manson / Nine Inch Nails - Tourniquet / The Perfect Drug(7", Jukebox) Interscope Records INSJB-95552 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People (Maxi, Single) Nothing Records, Interscope Records Spain 1996 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Long Hard Road Out Of Hell (Single, Maxi) Immortal Records (3), Epic Austria 1997 Sell This Version
Marilyn Manson Remix & Repent (EP) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
UMD 77071 Marilyn Manson / Billie Myers Marilyn Manson / Billie Myers - The Dope Show / You Send Me Flying(7", Jukebox, Promo) Universal UMD 77071 Italy 1997 Sell This Version

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December 27, 2012
Didn't like him in the 90's. I was way too punk. But then in about 2005 or so, I realized that Mechanical Animals might as well have been a David Bowie release. That's when I got on board. I like the glam-ish albums (Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood...) more than the metal albums of the 90's. His newer stuff is a bit more generic screamy dance music, but it's still pretty good.


February 2, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I have never listened to Eat Me Drink Me or The High End of Low, which I think is when people have felt he slumped. But the fact is people all artists who are around for any length of time slump. Holy Wood is freaking fantastic. I love Antichrist and Portrait and Mechanical Animals as well. From what I have read and heard he has Twiggy back. His new album soon to be released is influenced by Slayer and said to be more of a death metal type approach. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with. I'm looking forward to it! With over 50 million albums sold, those of us who are fans are hardly alone.


October 19, 2010
I have been a fan since I was 12( dopehat) after the golden age of grotesque come out I like it however it was very different. After that however I have been very disappointed in his writing and composing abilities..


September 12, 2008
Marilyn Manson's quite a rock star, that's for sure.
while i must say i have been a fan since 1996 (Antichrist Superstar that is) my fandom has had it's ups and downs. Mechanical Animals was a very high point, and i kind of lost interest after that (though i still have every full length album he's released since.) Around the pre-release time of Eat Me, Drink Me my fandom began anew. I was excited for the first time in a long time to hear from my ol' favorite. I was not disappointed, I enjoyed Eat Me, Drink Me quite a bit, but something was still not all there. I finally met the man himself at a signing for EMDM and found him to be a very kind and generous person. His new album which is in the works (and his first album with original bassist Twiggy who departed after Holy-Wood)has definitely got my buzz and i'm ready to experience this coming era of Marilyn Manson


March 2, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
OK, Marilyn has a great head on his shoulders, he does, but what he lacks is tact in his progressive confusion which is his artwork, lifestyle, and messages. His lyrics, often naive and filled with ridiculous plays-on-words to act as intellectual originality, are never the highlight of the act. His concert (for Antichrist Superstar's release) was my first concert, and it ranks as one of the best concerts I've been to. Theatrically speaking, the man knows how to throw a concert. His ego has risen through time, which makes his releases and his credibility wane through the years. He was at his best during the Antichrist album's era and before, when there was no sure thing with his band, and the only thing he had going for him was a band full of wackjobs who didn't care that they looked like a travelling sideshow. That's when everything was truly original and nothing shocked parents more and all that hooplah. I want to see Marilyn get less polished (like he is now with that businessman-like approach to goth-wear) and get more crazy and unkempt like he was, because this new Manson is way to safe for anyone to adhere to anymore...even the Hot Topic crowd know that, and that's pretty pathetic.


February 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
I might be a minority here, but I can say that don't like musical endeavors of Mr. Manson. Brilliant businessmen ? Absolutely ! Great musician/songwriter ? Not really. I admit that I loved him as a kid and so did many other kids. Its hard to tell, though, whether it was because of his image and extreme views/interest in perversion (you know - sticking the cross up your ass and such) or because of music. I fell in love with his pictures, long before I heard the music. And right now it seems to me that all of his controversial moves were done in order to cover up music that's not really interesting or innovative nor it contains anything original. Its almost the same for Kiss and Bon Jovi (certainly, completely different bands) which might gather millions on stadiums with their theatrics and whatnot, but in the end music itself is as vapid and dull as possible.


April 4, 2004
One of the few artists who pride themselves in change and progression. Unfortunately i can't say i liked much of what came after Antichrist Superstar, since at that point he became very commercialized and seemed to be desperate for ideas. Everything he has to say is worth hearing, as he is a brilliant man with even better ideas.


May 29, 2003
How to sum up this Man's talent....his approach towards his Music is cerebral, analytical, and ever controversial

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