Brian Hugh Warner (born on January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson is an American musician, artist and former music journalist. Manson is known for his controversial stage persona and image as the lead singer of the famous band Marilyn Manson. His stage name was picked from the famous murderer Charles Manson, and the famous starlet Marilyn Monroe. He has a long legacy of being depicted in the media as a detrimental influence on young people. The seemingly outrageous styles for which he models and the controversy surrounding his lyrics have led to his public appeal.
Marilyn Manson was born in Canton, Ohio. He is the only child of Barb (born Wyer) and Hugh Warner. As a child, he attended his mother's Episcopalian church, though his father was Catholic.Warner attended Heritage Christian School from first grade to tenth grade. He later transferred to Glenoak Highschool Canton and graduated from there. Manson graduated from high school in 1987, and became a student at Broward Community College in 1990. He was working towards a degree in journalism and gaining experience in the field by writing music articles for a South Florida lifestyle magazine, 25th Parallel He would then latter meet several of the musicians to whom his own band would later be compared.