Brian Hugh Warner born January 5, , known professionally as Marilyn Manson , is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist, music video director, and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band of the same name , which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in and of which he remains the only constant member. Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two opposing American cultural icons: a sex symbol and a serial killer ; in Manson's case, actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson. Manson is best known for music released in the s, most notably the albums Portrait of an American Family , Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals which earned him a reputation in mainstream media as a controversial figure and negative influence on young people when combined with his public image.
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In , they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor 's Nothing Records label. Until , the name of each member was created by combining the first name of a female sex symbol and the last name of a serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the eponymous lead singer is the only remaining original member. 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 and Mechanical Animals
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