30. Lamb Of God: perhaps the only great nu-metal ballad
On this slow, melancholy track from Holy Wood, Manson lamented the life of a media darling and moral scapegoat. No other band could write this song and make it feel this genuine.
29. Coming up with the name Marilyn Manson
By combining the names of pop culture’s most revered and most despised cults of personality, Manson immediately got everyone’s attention. Next to that one, ‘Nikki Sixx’ just sounds like some goofy-ass shit.
28. Teaming up with Slayer for a tour
For some, the humorless, sexless, diehard extremity of Slayer would scare away a gender-bending tongue-in-cheek goth. Marilyn Manson saw something different, though: a chance to put together the most evil tour of all time. Hail Satan.
27. The cover of K!702 (Mechanical, make-up)
Woah. So, is there a Mister Manson?