Personalities | Marilyn Manson | Nineties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1969)

Setting out to shock everyone, Brian Warner certainly succeeded. After assuming the name Marilyn Manson all members of his Florida-based band were required to adopt the names of female divas and serial killers. Industrially functional music grew increasingly melodic as time wore on, culminating in Antichrist Superstar (1996) and Mechanical Animals (1998). Like Rob Zombie, Manson is articulate in his own defence and is simply an updated version of the Kiss/Alice Cooper formula of character rock.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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