Timothy Michael Linton (born on June 25, 1969, in Chicago) more commonly known as Zim Zum, is an American rock musician/songwriter and former guitarist for Life, Sex & Death and Marilyn Manson (1996–1998). His current projects are Pleistoscene, a solo project, and The Pop Culture Suicides, the latter being his main focus.
The high point of Linton's music career thus far is his collaboration with Marilyn Manson. Linton was one of 150 people to apply for the guitarist position for Marilyn Manson and one of the 15 to actually audition. He was then hired and travelled with the band for the 1996-1997 "Dead to the World" tour. Fans got their first glimpse of Linton during Nothing Records' now notorious showcase, "A Night of Nothing", that was held in 1996 at the Irving Center in New York. His first video for the band was "The Beautiful People". By using the stage name "Zim Zum", Linton became the first member of Marilyn Manson to not use a stage name that combined a sex symbol's first and a serial killer's last names.