“The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at. You have Beavis and Butt-head telling you what music you're allowed to like and not like, and you've got sitcoms that have canned laughter that lets you know when to laugh if you're too stupid to know when the joke is--people are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves because America has raised them like that.”
“Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.”
“I picked that (Marilyn Manson) as the fakest stage name of all to say that this is what show business is, fake. Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best. As long as you know everything's a lie, you can't hurt yourself.”
Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, OH on January 5, 1969) is a rmusician and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage presence and image, with the name formed from juxtaposing the names of two American cultural icons, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. He formed Marliyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in 1989, before later shortening the name. Their debut album, Portrait of an American Family, was released in 1994. Since then, they’ve released eight more. He made his film debut, as an actor, in David Lynch’s Lost Highway in 1997. In 1999, he began creating art as a watercolor painter.
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Marilyn Manson is best known for his shock-rock stage persona.
Marliyn was engaged to Rose McGowan from February 1999 to January 19, 2001, when she ended the union over “lifestyle differences”. He began dating Dita Von Teese that same year, before proposing to her on March 22, 2004. They were married on November 28, 2005. Dita filed for divorce on December 30, 2006, citing “irreconcilable differences”. He began dating Evan Rachel Wood, who it is believed he cheated on Dita with, in 2007. He proposed to her in January of 2010, but ended the engagement later than year. He’s recently been linked to photographer Lindsay Usich.
During a Feb. 6, 2013 concert in Saskatoon, Canada, he collapsed on stage mid-song and had to be rushed off stage. It is suspected he was ill from the flu, as some attendees mentioned seeing the singer vomit.