Brian Hugh Warner, best known in the world of music as Marilyn Manson, has been one of the most controversial industrial and metal rock singers in recent decades. Brian derives his stage name from the sexual icon of the cinema Marilyn Monroe and the leader of the sect "The Family", Charles Manson, accused of masterminding massacres.
Pornography in the early days of the band
Marilyn Manson started in the group "Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids". His first controversy was to create a small club for fans to interact and exchange material with them. Until a mother of the family called the band accusing them of sending pornography to her son. The recording is found as the final track of his first album Portrait of and American Family.
Manson describes his mother Barbara Warner as extremely passive, so he was a rebel in his teens. The song "May Cause Discoloration of the Urine or Feces" shows a conversation between Barbara and Manson's grandmother, talking about medications for Barbara's heart.
The influence on tragedies
One of the targets of youthful tragedies has been Manson. The controversy happened in the late 90s, when a mother blamed Manson for inciting his son to commit suicide, because at the time the teenager was found dead the song "Antichrist Superstar" was played. And during the Columbine Institute massacre in 1999, assassins Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were defended on the grounds that they had been influenced by Manson's music. Given this, Manson accepted an interview with Michael Moore for his documentary "Bowling of Columbine" where he expressed his rebuke before the accusations.
Mansinthe was the alcoholic beverage that Manson launched in 2008. Some critics compared its smell to that of sewage and sludge.
Where was the Tate Massacre
Marilyn Manson's first album was recorded in the house that once belonged to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, and where the latter was brutally murdered by the Charles Manson sect.
The names of the group
All members of the group must have a name of a celebrated female icon and a serial killer. In recent years, this rule has been disappearing.
Other controversies became the singer's girlfriends. Rose McGowan, Dita von Teese and Evan Rachel Wood have been some of the women who have gone through it.
The singer's music videos have been a marketing strategy in their favor that have worked since its inception. The video "Coma White" where it shows an imitation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell" where Manson recreates a church replacing religious icons for his famous face. (s) AINT, video that was censored in almost all the world, including the United States, because it contained sexual and violent images (self-mutilation, masturbation, bondage, drugs and sex). And recently Born Villain "No Reason" in two mature women are shaved by Manson, and a series of frames show sexual images.
The pink era (Omega)
His biggest contrast, the satanic rocker of 1996, went to the symbol of sexual identity of '98, when in his time of the album Mechanical Animals, he showed himself as a humanoid without genitals. The video The Dope Show shows two policemen kissing, in addition to the transvestite Goodes Bunny, who in a bonus of the video is kissing with other members of the band of Manson.
The time of Antichrist
In 1996, Manson released the album Antichrist Superstar for which he raised many controversies regarding his revelation to religion. The founder of the church of Satan, Anton LaVey, I consider "reverendo" for promoting Satanist ideas through music.
The controversies of the concerts
And for a long time, Marilyn Manson's concerts were characteristic for her violent shows, like a Marilyn Manson cutting herself with a bottle, breaking bibles, burning crosses, smoking human bones and putting the public at risk.