Blood and theatrics.
How fitting is it that the first concert Canton native Brian Warner, later known to the world as Marilyn Manson, attended as a 10-year-old was Kiss on its “Dynasty” tour, which took place July 1979 at the old Richfield Coliseum.
Vilified by the Christian right, revered by First Amendment supporters and dismissed by rock critics as a style over substance novelty artist, the persona of Marilyn Manson, perhaps the most divisive and controversial music industry figure over the past decade, was created by Warner as a response to his world of self-loathing and anti-conformity.
Manson and Slayer will perform Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City in Cleveland.
For the full interview with Marilyn Manson, see Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.