Marilyn Manson (the band)

~ Group


An American industrial rock outfit, based in Hollywood, California.

Early recordings from before their "breakthrough" can be found at Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-10 16:15 UTC.


Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current members of Marilyn Manson are the eponymous lead singer (the only remaining original member), bassist Twiggy Ramirez, guitarists Paul Wiley and Tyler Bates, keyboardist/percussionist Daniel Fox, and drummer Gil Sharone.

In the past, band members dressed in outlandish makeup and costumes, and engaged in intentionally shocking behavior both onstage and off. Their lyrics often received criticism for their anti-religious sentiment and references to sex, violence and drugs, while their live performances were frequently called offensive and obscene. On several occasions, protests and petitions led to the group being blocked from performing, with at least three US states passing legislation banning the group from performing at state-owned venues. They released a number of platinum-selling albums, including Antichrist Superstar (1996) and Mechanical Animals (1998). These albums, along with their highly-stylized music videos and worldwide touring, brought public recognition to Marilyn Manson. In 1999, news media falsely blamed the band for influencing the perpetrators of the Columbine massacre.

As this controversy began to wane throughout the 2000s, so did the band's mainstream popularity. Despite this, Jon Wiederhorn of MTV, in June 2003, referred to Marilyn Manson as "the only true artist today". Marilyn Manson is widely regarded as being one of the most iconic and controversial figures in heavy metal music, with the band and its lead singer influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in metal-associated acts and also in wider popular culture. VH1 ranked Marilyn Manson as the seventy-eighth best rock band on their 100 Great Artists of Hard Rock. They were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame in 2000, and have been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In the US, the band has seen eight of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Marilyn Manson have sold in excess of 50 million records worldwide.

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Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1996-10-25: Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT, USA 1
1996-11-05: Hammerjacks, Baltimore, MD, USA 1
1996-11-10: Charlotte, NC, USA 1
1996-11-22: Central Court National Stadium, Santiago, Chile 1
1997-01-05: International Ballroom, Houston, TX, USA 1
1997-01-25: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA 1
1997-02-14: Hara Arena, Dayton, OH, USA 1
1997-02-18: RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY, USA 1
1997-02-19: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA, USA 1
1997-03-04: Egan Center, Anchorage, AK, USA 1
1997-03-17: The Palace, Melbourne, Australia 1
1997-04-05: LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI, USA 1
1997-04-16: West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL, USA 1
1997-05-02: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada 1
1997-05-04: Civic Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1
1997-05-06: Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY, USA 1
1997-05-11: Blockbuster Sony Center, Camden, NJ, USA 1
1997-05-18: Dynamo Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands 1
1997-05-20: Brixton Academy, London, UK 1
1997-05-22: Apollo, Manchester, UK 1
1997-05-23: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK 1
1997-06-04: Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy 1
1997-06-22: Minneapolis, MN, USA 1
1997-06-24: Denver, CO, USA 1
1997-07-28: Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada 1
1997-08-16: Butzweiler Hof, Cologne, Germany 1
1997-08-16: Butzweiler Hof, Cologne, Germany 1
1997-08-22: Stuttgart, Germany 1
1997-08-24: Reading Festival, Reading, UK 1
1997-09-05: Washington, DC, USA 1
1997-09-11: Velez Shed Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1
1997-09-16: Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico 1
1998-10-27: Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO, USA 1
1998-11-13: Reflecting God: Sony Blockbuster Pavillion, Camden, NJ, USA 1
1998-11-22: Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA, USA 1
1998-12-11: Stockholm Arena, Stockholm, Sweden 1
1998-12-14: 13, Tilburg, Netherlands 1
1998-12-17: Brixton Academy, London, UK 1
1998-12-19: Le Zénith, Paris, France 1
1999-01-15: Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand 1
1999-01-23: Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia 1
1999-01-31: Big Night Out, Bassendean Oval, Perth, Australia 1
1999-03-03: Key Arena, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1999-03-10: Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA 2
1999-03-13: Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA 1
1999-03-14: The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
1999-03-23: Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, USA 1
1999-03-25: Uno Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA 1
1999-03-27: Ice Palace, Tampa, FL, USA 1
1999-04-02: Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC, USA 1
1999-04-04: First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1
1999-04-04: First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1
1999-04-09: Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA 1
1999-04-13: CSU Arena, Cleveland, OH, USA 1
1999-04-20: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1999-04-24: Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, USA 1
1999-04-25: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA 1
1999-06-20: Heineken Jammin’ Festival, Imola, Italy 1
1999-07-09: Eurockeennes Festival, Belfort, France 1
1999-07-10: Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK 1
1999-08-03: ZEPP, Fukuoka, Japan 1
1999-08-08: Sound Conifer, Fuji-Yoshida, Japan 1
2000-10-30: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO, USA 1
2000-10-31: International Raceway, Kansas City, MO, USA 1
2000-11-11: Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL, USA 1
2000-11-16: Electric Factory Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1
2000-11-19: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY, USA 1
2000-11-22: Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA, USA 1
2000-11-24: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA 1
2000-11-25: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA 1
2000-12-04: Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA 1
2001-01-03: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1
2001-01-05: Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA 1
2001-01-10: Event Center Arena, San Jose, CA, USA 1
2001-01-11: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA, USA 1
2001-01-24: Inner Perversions: Docklands Arena, London, UK (AUD1) 1
2001-01-25: Antichrist in Paris: Le Zenith, Paris, France (AUD1b) 1
2001-01-27: Pavellon de la Casilla, Bilbao, Spain 1
2001-01-28: Pavellon de Valle Hebron, Barcelona, Spain 1
2001-01-31: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany 1
2001-02-03: Fila Forum, Milan, Italy 1
2001-02-10: Libro Music Hall, Vienna, Austria 1
2001-02-11: Paegus Arena, Prague, Czech Republic 1
2001-02-16: Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark 1
2001-02-19: Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden (AUD1b) 1
2001-02-21: Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland 1
2001-02-24: Moscow, Russia 1
2001-03-13: Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan 1
2001-03-15: Fukuoka Sun Place, Fukuoka, Japan 1
2001-03-17: Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall, Hiroshima, Japan 1
2001-06-08: New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL, USA 1
2001-06-09: Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI, USA 1
2001-06-22: Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA 1
2001-06-30: G.H. Blockbuster Pavilion, Devore, CA, USA 1
2001-07-07: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA 1
2001-07-13: Mars Music Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL, USA 1
2001-07-24: The Docks, Toronto, ON, Canada (AUD) 1
2001-07-26: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA 1
2001-08-05: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT, USA 1
2001-08-07: Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA, USA 1

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