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)
none Marilyn Manson - The Family Jams album art Marilyn Manson The Family Jams(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Marilyn Manson Self-released) none US 1992 Sell This Version
none Marilyn Manson - Refrigerator album art Marilyn Manson Refrigerator(Cass, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Marilyn Manson Self-released) none US 1993 Sell This Version
92344-4 Marilyn Manson - Portrait Of An American Family album art Marilyn Manson Portrait Of An American Family (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 92344-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
INTSD-90086 Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar album art Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records INTSD-90086 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
INTC-90273 Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals album art Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals (Album) Nothing Records INTC-90273 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
490 524-4 Marilyn Manson - The Last Tour On Earth album art Marilyn Manson The Last Tour On Earth (Album) Nothing Records 490 524-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
490 850-2, 6 06949 08502 5 Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) album art Marilyn Manson Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) (Album) Nothing Records 490 850-2, 6 06949 08502 5 Taiwan 2000 Sell This Version
9800065 Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque album art Marilyn Manson The Golden Age Of Grotesque (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 9800065 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
0602517365230 Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me album art Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me (Album) Interscope Records 0602517365230 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
0602527087566 Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low album art Marilyn Manson The High End Of Low (Album) Interscope Records 0602527087566 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
LAB 10115-2 Marilyn Manson - Born Villain album art Marilyn Manson Born Villain (Album) Cooking Vinyl LAB 10115-2 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
LVR-36864 Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor album art Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor (Album) Cooking Vinyl LVR-36864 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down album art Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down (Album) Loma Vista none Argentina 2017 Sell This Version
UICB-10001, LVR01140 Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos album art Marilyn Manson We Are Chaos (Album) Loma Vista, Loma Vista UICB-10001, LVR01140 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
PARA 195LP Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams Baby. Sydney Broadcast 1999 album art Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams Baby. Sydney Broadcast 1999(2xLP, Ltd) Parachute Recording Company PARA 195LP Europe 2020 Sell This Version
SC1004 Marilyn Manson - The Music Of Marilyn Manson 2000 - 2003 album art Marilyn Manson The Music Of Marilyn Manson 2000 - 2003(CDr, Promo) Chrysalis Music SC1004 US Unknown Sell This Version

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August 16, 2020
edited 3 months ago
I loved the band, I loathe the singer who hires producers in his "Hollywood Stardom Friends' Circle" to record tepid music like his last 3 albums - as I am sure the one with Shooter Jennings will be a miss as well... the singer never recalled the talent of his longtime partners in crime, rather, he fucked 'em over (most of them).
This is why the interest is decreasing, even facing the exit of a new album.

He wanted to be a superstar - he succeeded.
But being this lonely is rather miserable, as a human and as a singer with no band nor real songwriting talent by himself.

EDIT: I retire my harsh judgement about "We Are Chaos" and Shooter Jennings. There is some real good songwriting and passion there.


January 28, 2018
I grew up in the "Manson Hype" era. I became disinterested after Antichrist superstar. I still to this day think that one of his first ever recorded songs "Dope Hat" is by far his greatest. Form and structure, Daisy's squealing leads. Love it. Love DOPE HAT! Also, the Antichrist Superstar tour in Phoenix, AZ was the best show I've ever been to. Second to none.


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 9 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 15 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 15 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.

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