Satan on Fire, a faux- Christian metal ensemble where he played bass guitar, and drums in Mrs. Scabtree, a collaborative band formed with White and then girlfriend Jessicka vocalist with the band Jack Off Jill as a way to combat contractual agreements that prohibited Marilyn Manson from playing in certain clubs.
In , the band drew the attention of Trent Reznor. Reznor produced their debut album, Portrait of an American Family and released it on his Nothing Records label. Antichrist Superstar co-produced by Trent Reznor was an even greater success. Manson first worked as a producer with the band Jack Off Jill. He helped name the band and produced most of the band's early recordings, and also played guitar on the song "My Cat" and had the band open most of his South Florida shows. Commentators have referred to the band's lead singer as being one of the most iconic and controversial figures in heavy metal music ,      with some going so far as to call him a " pop culture icon ".
Manson released his eighth studio album, Born Villain , in May On November 10, , Manson posted via his official Facebook page that his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor , would be released on January 20, The album was released on February 26, He was interviewed in Michael Moore 's political documentary Bowling for Columbine discussing possible motivations for the Columbine massacre and allegations that his music was somehow a factor. He has appeared in animated form in Clone High and participated in several episodes of the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch , becoming the show's unofficial champion and mascot; he often performed the voice for his claymated puppet, and contributed the song " Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes " to the soundtrack album.
In July , Manson told Rolling Stone that he was shifting his focus from music to filmmaking — "I just don't think the world is worth putting music into right now. I no longer want to make art that other people — particularly record companies — are turning into a product. I just want to make art. Manson himself expressed interest in playing the role of Willy Wonka in the film.
He had been working on his directorial debut, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll , a project that has been in development hell since , with Manson also set to portray the role of Lewis Carroll , author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The film was to have an original music soundtrack with previously unreleased songs. The film was later officially put on "indefinite production hold".
In a reddit AMA with Billy Corgan on April 4, , Marilyn Manson commented that he had withdrawn from the project because the writing process for the film was "so Manson played Thomas Dinley, "the go-to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up".
Art in America 's Max Henry likened them to the works of a "psychiatric patient given materials to use as therapy " and said his work would never be taken seriously in a fine art context, writing that the value was "in their celebrity, not the work".
The show was named 'Trismegistus' which was also the title of the center piece of the exhibit — a large, three-headed Christ painted onto an antique wood panel from a portable embalmers table. Manson during the Mechanical Animals Tour in Manson named his self-proclaimed art movement Celebritarian Corporation. He has coined a slogan for the movement: Forty pieces from this show traveled to Germany's Gallery Brigitte Schenk in Cologne to be publicly exhibited from June 28 — July 28, Manson revealed a series of 20 paintings in entitled Genealogies of Pain, an exhibition showcased at Vienna's Kunsthalle gallery  which the artist collaborated on with David Lynch.
Video games[ edit ] Manson has made an appearance in the video game Area 51 as Edgar, a grey alien. His likeness is also featured on the Celebrity Deathmatch video game for which he recorded a song for the soundtrack The song "Four Rusted Horses" had an alternate version used in trailers for the video game Fear 3.
A remix of the song " Tainted Love " appears in the debut trailer for the game, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and in the launch trailer of Twisted Metal. The song " Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon " is also featured in Saints Row: His music video to the song "Personal Jesus" was used in some parts of the Buzz! The name Marilyn Manson is formed by a juxtaposition of two opposing American pop cultural icons: Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.
In an interview at the Cannes Lions Festival , he said: It's not a stage name. It's not my legal name Marilyn Manson is owned by Brian Warner, my real name. Although the reports were soon proved incorrect, Manson said, "Once the wheels started spinning, Fox News started going.
This settlement was not honored, however. Berkowitz claimed "thousands of dollars in royalties, publishing rights, and performance fees" and filed an attorney malpractice suit against Codikow, alleging that "Codikow represented Warner's interests more than the band's and Oakland County originally filed assault and battery and criminal sexual misconduct charges,  but the judge reduced the latter charge to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
John filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Manson of providing her adult daughter, Jennifer Syme , with cocaine and instructing her to drive while under the influence. Manson is reported to have said there were no alcohol or other drugs at the party; St.
John's lawyer disputed this claim. Several details from the lawsuit leaked to the press. In , he worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to collaborate with a fan who had been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Manson said on his website, "Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with Andrew, who reminded me the things I create are only made complete by those who enjoy them. I just want to simply say, thank you to Andrew for sharing such an important wish with me.
He has also worked with Project Nightlight, a group that encourages children and teenagers to speak out against physical and sexual abuse.