Marilyn Manson is a misunderstood artist who was born Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio January 5th, 1969 with mother Barb Wyer and Hugh Warner. His father was a Catholic and mother Episcopalian. He was raised in his mother's religion, attending Heritage Christian School, though he later transferred out, graduating from Cardinal Gibbons High School in 1987. In 1990, Warner was a college student attending Broward Community College. He was working toward a journalism degree, and gaining experience in the field by writing music articles for a South Florida lifestyle magazine, 25th Parallel when he met several of the musicians to whom his own band would later be compared, including My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Warner formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids in Florida in 1989 (the name was shortened to Marilyn Manson in 1992). While with The Spooky Kids, he was involved with Jeordie White (also known as Twiggy Ramirez) and Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. (also known as Madonna Wayne Gacy) in two side-projects: Satan on Fire, a faux-Christian death metal ensemble where he played bass, and drums in Mrs. Scabtree, a collaborative band formed with White and then girlfriend Jessicka (vocalist with the band Jack Off Jill)as a way to combat contractual agreements that prohibited Marilyn Manson from playing in certain clubs. In the summer of 1993, the band drew the attention of Trent Reznor. Reznor produced their 1994 debut album, Portrait of an American Family and released it on his Nothing Records label. The band began to develop a cult following, which grew larger with the release of Smells Like Children in 1995. That EP yielded the band's first big MTV hit with "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", a cover of the 1983 Eurythmics hit. Antichrist Superstar (co-produced by Trent Reznor) was an even greater success. Three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum certification, three more gold, and the band has seen three of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Warner first worked as a producer with the band Jack Off Jill. He helped name the band and produce most of the band's early recordings, and also played guitar on the song "My Cat" and had the band open most of his South Florida shows. Warner later wrote the liner notes to the band's album Humid Teenage Mediocrity 1992-1995, a collection of early Jack Off Jill recordings. His stage name was formed from the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer Charles Manson.12 In 2004, the band's hit "mOBSCENE" was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance". Warner made an appearance in the video game Area 51 as a Grey Alien named Edgar. His song "Cruci-Fiction In Space" is featured in a commercial for The Darkness. His likeness is also featured on the Celebrity Deathmatch video game for which he recorded a song for the soundtrack (2003). The song "Use your fist and not your mouth" was the credits score of the game Cold Fear as well as Spawn: Armageddon. According to his autobiography, Warner is six feet and three inches tall. Warner was offered the title of "Reverend Manson" by Church of Satan founder Anton Lavey and holds it as an honorary title, as described in his autobiography. He had been a long time fan of Dita Von Teese, and was a member of her website. They first met when he asked her to dance in one of his music videos. Though she was unable to, the two kept in contact. On his 32nd birthday, she arrived with a bottle of absinthe, and they became a couple. He proposed on March 22, 2004 and gave her a 1930s-era, 7-carat, European round-cut diamond engagement ring. On November 28, 2005, they were married in a private, non-denominational ceremony in their home. A larger ceremony was held on December 3 at Gurteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of their friend, Gottfried Helnwein.

He now is dating 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood who starred in Manson's recent hit single, "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand)" and is also rumored to appear in Manson's upcoming film "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll".
Some kid: ew, Marylin Mansin. He worships the devil u know!
Manson fan: Where did you hear that?
Some kid: i read he is a reverend in The Church of Satan.
Manson fan: You idiot, it doesn't mean that Marilyn Manson Satanist. Reverends in The Church of Satan are revered unlike in Catholic churches where it means they dedicate their life to the religion. Manson is actually an Atheist. The title Reverend to The Church of Satan was just given as an honorary title to him by the founder, Anton Szandor LaVey.
Some kid: o.. well he is still creepy. i dont like people who r different.
by Savannah White April 20, 2008
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1. A truly great rock band, they've released some of the best records of our time
2. A man who pours his heart into his music, and happens to have opinions other than the mainstream, so he is victimized
3. The most misunderstood person on the face of the earth.
4. The most convenient person for conservatives to blame when something goes wrong
1. A really good Marilyn Manson song is "The Last Day On Earth".
2. Marilyn Manson is smarter than you.
3. People don't like Marilyn Manson because they don't take the time to consider that he, too, is human and has feelings. All they see is his dissent from the socially accepted, which many view as wrong.
4. Right-wing Politician: Marilyn Manson caused Columbine, 9/11, the Holocaust, the Cold War, Laci Peterson's death, and the Trojan War.
Someone Intelligent: No, he didn't.
Right-wing Politician: You are the Antichrist.
by Lady Pain February 28, 2005
Marilyn Manson, a rock artist, is the man who will eventually go down and take all of the Cradle Of Filth fans with him. Fans of Filth obviously don't know whats good. Manson is hated by most people and its understandable because most people are music-tarded. Yes, you may think he is satanic and whatnot but he is a lyrical god in my eyes. If you don't like him, oh well. Sure, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I'm sick of hearing all of you queers talking about how Manson is the stereotypical goth, when he isn't.
Random kid: "Oh my god. I can't believe I just heard you say you like Marilyn Manson. He is such a gothic satan worshipper."

Me: "Screw you kid. You obviously don't know what you're talking about."

Random kid: "Yes I do. I judge people by their appearance."

Me: "Thats why I hate you."
by Kim Crissman February 11, 2005
1. An intelligent individual that has produced some brilliant music.

2. Whom every pre-teen poseur goth says they like these days to get street cred, unfortunately giving Manson a bad name in some peoples eyes.
1. Marilyn Mansons latest album is Lest We Forget, a best of.

2. Omg! marilyn manson is sooo cool. im gonna go buy me sum black clothes!
by babiesaretasty March 27, 2005
A very intelligent man that is victimized by attention whores and others that are too stupid to understand him. He is NOT a Satanist or devil worshipper, he said so himself. Manson also makes great music!
Idiot- Why are you listening to that shit?
Me- Marilyn Manson is not shit.
Idiot- But he's a devil worshipper!
Me- No, he is not.
Idiot- I HATE YOU!!!
Me- You fail at life.
by King Blargh July 06, 2005
The easiest person for The Daily Mail to blame for whatever is wrong with today's society.
Marilyn Manson inspired the Columbine kids to shoot up their High School.

Marilyn Manson influenced Luke Mitchell to kill Jodi Jones.
by OD Smith February 16, 2005
A band. A man. He makes music. He wears a lot of make-up and odd clothing.

Hello! This is it!

Call me crazy, but I don't think about it any further. I don't care if he's 'main-stream' or not, or if he believes in religion or not, or if he likes Avril Lavigne's music. Is it just me who realises you don't have to like an artist/musician/whatever to like what they do?? I'm sure I wouldn't like Marilyn Manson if I met him, and I'm sure there are plenty of things we'd disagree on, but that doesn't efin' matter. I like his music, without making it a religion. So lighten up!
And I don't know about you people, but I like his renditions of 'Sweet Dreams,' 'Tainted Love,' and 'Personal Jesus' better than the originals. So sue me.
by Wolfgang Heartman June 26, 2005
One of the greatest musicians ever.One of the few metal bands That (These days)makes music without just screaming.Is an artist, collage professor?(Ive herd from new he is but news isnt very reliable)most blacks or white guys who act black hate him(except eminem) because he makes good music and doesnt just talk and call it a song.His older songs were filled with biblical refrences(Little horn is one of the best) because he was a hardcore christian at one time.TRUE Gothics(theres Few left) hate him because they Blame him for all the posers around who say hes goth.He cant control what they say.Get over it.Most other people hate him because he looks diffrent and acts diffrent.They blame him for just about everything(Im surprised the war in Iraq or 911 wasnt blamed on him) like columbine(The kids didnt like his music even), suicides, or any other trouble with teens or adults that like his music.He DID NOT Get his ribs out to give himself a bj(well...he was pissed cause he wasnt getting any sex and just said he was going to but never did).HE DOESNOT HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS.Those were prosthetic things for the cover of his album and the video for it.He is going to be married soon so he isnt gay(bisexual though).
Oh my gawd!My son just got hit by a car! Its marilyn mansons fault!
by EatWAFFLES April 01, 2005

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