75. Marilyn Manson

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75. Marilyn Manson

Here we have another very interesting Rock and Roll Hall of Fame candidate where you can argue style over substance. 

Like him (them) or not, Marilyn Manson was at one point one of the most known musicians in the world and the band he co-formed (which has essentially morphed into just him and his new bandmates) went from Brian Warner (his real name) to a combination of industrial music and alternative metal that combined the visual arts that matched any musical predecessor.

Manson, be it by himself or when he was with the rest of his band, certainly created a very unique brand of music and visual stimuli and if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame views this as innovative they have a shot.  If they view it as a gimmick they don’t.

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Canton, OH)
  • Why they will get in: At one time this one of the biggest rock stars on the planet.
  • Why they won't get in: There is somewhat legitimate criticism that this was a bit of a gimmick.
  • Essential Albums:

    Antichrist Superstar (1996)
    Mechanical Animals (1998)
    Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
    The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)

  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (From Smells Like Children, 1995)
    The Beautiful People (From Antichrist Superstar, 1996)
    The Dope Show (From Mechanical Animals, 1998)
    I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) (From Mechanical Animals, 1998)
    Mobscene (From The Golden Age of Grotesque, 2003)

Should Marilyn Manson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.5%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 4%
Last modified on Sunday, 02 February 2020 18:56
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+3 #1 Lee Roschen 2019-03-15 02:17
This sick, deranged, pathetic man in no way deserves to be anywhere CLOSE to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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