Trivia / Marilyn Manson

  • Big Name Fan: The man himself is a longtime fan of Atheist and apparently told Kelly Shaefer online that Neurotica was terrible and that he needed to disband them and bring Atheist back; he even apparently signed it as "Brian Warner" to make sure that Shaefer (who had known him from way back when Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids was strictly local) would know it was him.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Marilyn Manson is not a goth band, and they have never claimed to be so. It seems as though only reason people think they are a goth band is because the media kept saying they were. The makeup, nail polish, black clothing, and stereotypical "darkness" of the band didn't help much. The music video for Tainted Love also does not help, what with it being filled with goth kids and all (one even wearing a shirt stating "Nothing but a G(oth) Thing.")
    • Also they're not Satanists, although Manson himself is a Reverend in the church of LaVeyan Satanism (which is quite distinct from the aforementioned steteotypical version) and they do not condone it especially during the Antichrist Superstar-era. The Antichirst part especially does not refer to Manson in a literal sense since it is a Concept Album...that and it would make no sense anyway for various reasons.
    • It wasn't uncommon in the late 90's for many outlets to think Marilyn Manson was woman...which doesn't really explain their super deep voice or lack of breasts ,but whatever. Although, finding out his true gender gave some more reasons to hate him as a result.
  • Creator Breakdown: Marilyn Manson (the person) had a bout of serious depression whilst writing "Eat Me, Drink Me."
    • Some may go so far as to say it went from their first album, Portrait of an America Family through to The High End of Low. Yes, Born Villain is the first non-breakdown album.
  • Cut Song: Many from the Spooky Kids era, though most survived via old cassette tapes and bootlegs. Some are... Well, let's just say Manson has a good reason for trying to forget about them.
  • Executive Meddling: Manson originally wanted to use a nude photo of himself as a baby for the cover of Portrait of an American Family. The label was Squicked out and shot down the idea, not being very eager about accusations of child pornography.
  • Fountain of Expies: Copied by many, many shock rockers, from Chris Motionless of Motionless In White to Hyde of L'arc~en~ciel and Vamps.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Zig-zagged. Off the stage, Marilyn Manson is a sweet, sensitive, polite and kind-hearted Nice Guy who deeply cares about his fans. When interviewed by Michael Moore about how his music is allegedly responsible for the titular massacre of Bowling for Columbine, he answers with genuine sadness that people ought to reach out and understand social outcasts like the two boys rather than label them as monsters.
    • And then he cheated on his wife with a nineteen-year-old, slagged her in the media, and deliberately tried to hurt her in his next video. Definitely an Out-of-Character Moment.
    • Also, his not-so-niceties with former member John 5 are also rather awkward and his breakdown with long time member Madonna Wayne Gacy was also infamous on his part; to this day, Stephen Bier still truly hates the man and has expressed incredulity and disappointment at Manson's continued existence on social media.
    • Also, how he treated Daisy Berkowitz/Scott Putesky. Basically, the rule seems to be that he will be nice, until you get on his bad side. Then, he will do everything in his power to destroy you. That said, things with Putesky eventually cooled off and Manson paid his respects to him after Putesky passed away in 2017.
    Manson: Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to “Man That You Fear” in his honor. That was our favorite.
  • One of Us: He's an avid gamer. Twiggy Ramirez as well, and he's also a huge Star Wars fan, as well as a really creepy, proportioned-like-in-the-comics Joker cosplayer.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Belated, but still. In October 2017, Jessicka Addams of Jack Off Jill went public about her experiences of abuse in her past relationship with Twiggy, which shook up the fandoms of both bands. A couple days later, Manson himself announced that Twiggy was no longer in the band.
  • Troubled Production: The necessary re-recording of the debut, the constant drug-use and intra-band tension of Antichrist Superstar.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Marilyn Manson Wiki.