Brian Hugh Warner, better known under the pseudonym Marilyn Manson (born January 5, 1969, Canton, Ohio, USA) is an American rock singer, songwriter, artist and former music journalist. , founder and permanent leader of the rock band Marilyn Manson. His stage name is formed from the addition of the names of two American iconic figures of the 1960s, namely actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted of several murders of Charles Manson.
He was the only child in the family of German-born furniture merchant Hugh Warner and nurse Barbara Warner. In the autobiography of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Manson described in detail the grandfather’s sexual fetishes, which greatly influenced his worldview. Continue reading
“What are Western rock bands singing about?” Not a lot has already been written about the texts of songs of the “hard rock” style in my work, and we could no longer touch on this topic. But the fact is, while sorting out my “archive” of articles about rock music, I came across an article with the title written above, published in the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty in 1988. How uneducated, in the field of rock, the author of the article becomes clear from the very first lines, but by the middle of the article, a rock-savvy person realizes that he is deliberately misled. So, the author divides the texts of various groups into 3 categories:
a) Variations on the theme of love. Unfortunately, N. Arefiev ranks exclusively pop groups in this category, obviously forgetting to listen to Scorpions, Europe, Gorky Park and many other hard rock groups. Continue reading