Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The man born Brian Warner is actually rather shy. But give him some color contacts, a latex body suit, and a crowd of thousands and that skinny, pasty, quiet Florida boy transforms into Marilyn Manson, one of the most shocking musical entertainers of all time.
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Brian Hugh Warner born January 5, , better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson , is an American musician, artist and former music journalist known for his controversial stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band, Marilyn Manson. His stage name was formed from juxtaposing the names of two s American cultural icons, namely, actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted multiple murder mastermind  Charles Manson as a critical and, simultaneously, laudatory appraisal of America and its culture. The seemingly outrageous styles for which he models and the controversy surrounding his lyrics have led to his very pronounced public appeal. He is of German descent on his father's side, and is a 4th cousin twice removed of Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. Ultimately, out of fear, this led to his own personal rebellion against Christianity, and religious conformity in general.
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His sayings have gotten kids kicked out of school and his antics earned him the ire of people who wrongly blamed him for the Columbine shooting, prompting him to pen an insightful essay for Rolling Stone about personal responsibility. But despite the controversies, Manson has never backed down. Shock Tactic: In his autobiography, Manson remembers an early concert where he had a pregnant-looking actress iron the wrinkles out of a Nazi flag onstage.
No, artists have been pretending to have sex on stage for years, for reasons that we're not altogether sure about. Some stars choose the risky path of grinding up against fans, while others choose to go it alone with a little self-love - Madonna, we're looking at you, here. And there's all sorts of different ways to go about it; from Nicki Minaj's, uh, prop, to Miguel's invisible friend, there's no hard and fast rule when it comes to shocking people on stage.