o the band maketh the man? They certainly help. Marilyn Manson is both the name of the band and of the singer and he is very much the Main Man. But everyone else has a part to play so although there is no show without Punch
, the supporting cast members are essential.
Well that's what I think.
With Pogo gone from the band, Chris Vrenna is on keyboards.
Mark Chaussee was previously Manson's assistant during the Grotesk Burlesk tour in 2003. I really need to do a page for Chris Vrenna, his MM credits go back to ACSS days, 1996, and he's known Manson for even longer.
Former band members
Band members past and present are summarized on the band member timeline
Originally, all band members had stage names that combined female icon first names and male serial killer surnames. It's a juxtaposition thing.
However, this part is not so relevant now as it was to the earlier days of the band. Tim Skold, John5 (either named for being the 5th new guitarist or it's a biblical reference?), Zim Zum, Chris Vrenna, Mark Chaussee and Rob Holliday do not follow the icon/serial killer naming convention.