Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American rock musician, actor, painter, multimedial 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 by juxtaposing the names of two American cultural icons, namely actress Marilyn Monroe and multiple murder conspiracy convict Charles Manson. Manson has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (#44).
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