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Known for his outrageous outfits and on-stage antics, Marilyn Manson is an American goth-rock performer who has been protested and boycotted because of his perceived "dark" views.
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Marilyn Manson's aggressive sound and grotesque on-stage antics have earned him a legion of fans and just as many protesters.
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In making Mechanical Animals, Marilyn Manson made a departure from his original sound by adopting a glam rock style and changing album producers. For the album and tour, Manson adopted an alter-ego glam rocker persona named Omega, who was an androgynous space alien.
Manson's next album came out in 2000 and was titled Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). Manson and his band toured in support of the album in 2001. During this tour, Marilyn Manson was charged with sexual misconduct at a show in Michigan by a security guard for allegedly performing an offensive act. That same tour, he was also hit with a civil suit alleging that Manson rubbed his pelvis on a security guard's head. The misconduct charge was later lowered to a misdemeanor, and the civil suit was dropped.
In 2003, Marilyn Manson and his band released their fifth studio album with The Golden Age of Grotesque. The album spent a week at the top of album charts and was critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year. Manson announced the release of his next album, Eat Me, Drink Me in 2005, but it was not released until mid-2007. Like most of the other albums, Manson was a heavy influence in the writing, coordinating and producing of the record. Manson and his former band mate, Twiggy Ramirez, reunited and released band's seventh album, The High End of Low, in 2009.
Throughout Manson's career, he has been accused and vilified for being a Satan worshipper, and for following of the Church of Satan, of which he is a "reverend." His shows have been protested, boycotted and subsequently canceled because of his perceived "dark" views and stage antics.
Manson was once engaged to actress Rose McGowan. Manson married Dita Von Teese in early 2006. They divorced in 2007.
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