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Sympathy For The Devil: Marilyn Manson

Miles Marshall Lewis, Oneworld, April 2003

BRIAN WARNER took the long, hard road out of hell (Canton, Ohio, to be exact) to emerge in 1994 on Portrait of an American Family as Marilyn Manson – bandleader of what presidential hopeful Senator Joe Lieberman once called "perhaps the sickest group ever promoted by a mainstream record company." At the apex of his antihero popularity – the '96 creative benchmark Antichrist Superstar – Manson was as reviled by conservatives as anyone this side of (early) Ice Cube or (early) Eminem.

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