How a kid went from being Brian Warner to being Marilyn Manson is a story for the ages. Originally from Ohio, the lad moved to Florida once he graduated from high school. A love of music landed him a gig as a journalist, but then he went the way of the musician.
Teaming up with guitarist Scott Mitchell, who dubbed himself Daisy Berkowitz, Warner became Marilyn Manson. In no time, bassist Gidget Geinand and keyboardist Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. (known as Madonna Wayne-Gacy) had signed on and it was off to the goth races as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids.
Local gigs and demo tapes got underway, eventually with drummer Sara Lee Lucas joining in the fun. South Florida loved them. So did Trent Reznor. In 1993, he signed the group to his label and put them in the opening slot fo... Read more