Bibliography Of Marilyn Manson
By Merle Chelsea Gilliam

Biographical Information about Marilyn Manson


Baddeley, Gavin. Dissecting Marilyn Manson. London: Plexus Books, 2006.

Manson, Marilyn & Strauss, Neil. The Long Hard Road out of Hell. Harpercollins: New York, 1998.

Nelson, Richard D. Marilyn Manson: The Lonely Watchman. Xulon Press, 2002.


Manson, Marilyn. Keynote Address at 1997 CMJ Music Marathon, MusicFest and FilmFest. September 4, 1997.

Manson, Marilyn. "The Interview Sessions." Rolling Stone (1999)."

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Evie Sullivan. IN NEWS, 2003.

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Ian Youngs. BBC News, June 3 2009.

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by John Doran. The Stool Pigeon. June 29 2009.

Columbine, Criminality and Marilyn Manson

Bowling for Columbine. DVD. Directed by Michael Moore. 2002; Auburn Hills, MI: Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2003.

Burns, Gary. “Marilyn Manson and the Apt Pupils of Littleton,” //Popular Music and Society //23, no. 3 (1999): 3-8.

Frymer, B. “The Media Spectacle of Columbine: Alienated Youth as an Object of Fear,” American Behavioral Scientist 52, no. 10 (2009): 1387-1404.

Glassner, Barry. “Narrative Techniques of Fear Mongering,” Social Research: An International Quarterly 71, no. 4 (2004): 819-826.

Manson, Marilyn. “Columbine: Whose Fault Is It?” Rolling Stone, May 1999.

Morrow, Lance. Evil: An investigation. Basic Books: New York, 2003.

Muzzati, Stephen. "Criminalizing Marginality and Resistance: Marilyn Manson, Columbine and Cultural Criminology." In //Cultural Criminology Unleashed, // edited by Jeff Ferrell, 140-152. Portland: Cavendish Publishing, 2004.

Semoe, James Lawrence. "'It’s the same old song': A history of legal challenges to rock and roll and black music." PhD diss., The University of Iowa, 2000.

Springhall, John. “The Monsters Next Door: What Made them Do It?” In Moral panics over contemporary children and youth, edited by Charles Krinsky, 47-68. Burlington: Ashgate publishing, 2008.

Watson, Richard. “The ProXemiotics of Fame and Totemic Violence: Projective Sociology Extrapolates a (Hopefully Mistaken) Trend in Pop Music,” Popular Music and Society 21, no. 3 (1997): 137-151.

Gothic Subculture and Marilyn Manson

Gunn, Joshua. “Gothic Music and the Inevitability of Genre,” Popular Music and Society 23, no. 1 (1999): 31-50.

Gunn, Joshua. “Marilyn Manson is not Goth: Memorial Struggle and the Rhetoric of Subcultural Identity,” Journal of Communication Inquiry 23, no. 4 (1999): 408-431.

Hall, Tabitha. “The God of Fuck”: a look behind the hyperbole that surrounds Marilyn Manson and his fans.” Thesis (M.A.), University of New Mexico, 1998.

Halnon, Karen Bettez. “Heavy Metal Carnival and Dis-alienation: The Politics of Grotesque Realism,”// Symbolic Interaction// 29, no. 1 (2006): 33-48.

Muzzati, Stephen L. Post-industrial gothic punk ‘n’ roll on Route 666: labeling theory, moral crusades and Marilyn Manson’s Dead to the World Tour. PhD Thesis, York University. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 2001.

Identity and Marilyn Manson

Alegre, Sarah Martin. “Marilyn Manson: The Limits of Challenge,” In Culture and Power: Challenging Discourses. María José Coperiás Aguilar (ed). Servei de Publicacions Universitat de València, 2000.

Collins, Brenda P. "Gods and Heroes Onstage: Archetypal patterns Expressed by the Rock and Roll Performers." PhD diss., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2004.

Halnon, Karen Bettiz. "Inside Shock Music Carnival: Spectacle as Contested Terrain."Critical Sociology 30, no. 3 (2004): 743-779.

Music and Marilyn Manson

Burningham, Bruce R. Tilting Cervantes: A Baroque Reflection on Postmodern Culture. Nashville: Buckingham Press, 2008.

Cox, Earnest L, Jr. "Critiquing the ephemeral: Rhetorical plasticity, popular music, and the composition teacher." PhD diss, Texas Christian University, 1999.

Kushner, Nick. The NACHKABARETT.

Marcuzzi, Michael. "Resistance: An injurious present and recourse to the past." Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, 2005 Lecture Series., March 17 2005.

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Dan Epstein. Shockhound. June 6 2009.

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Nicole Powers. The Suicide Girls. June 10 2009.

Lloyd, David Warren. "Mercury models: Postmodernism, simulacra, and new heavy metal." M.A. thesis, University of Alberta (Canada), 2000.

Popular Culture and Marilyn Manson

Grossberg, Lawrence. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place: Popular Conservatism and Postmodern Culture. Routledge: London & New York, 1992.

Halnon, Karen Bettez. “Alienation Incorporated: F* the Mainstream in the Mainstream,” Current Sociology 53, no. 3 (2005): 441-464.

Wright, Robert. “’I’d sell you suicide’: pop music and moral panic in the age of Marilyn Manson,” Popular Music 19, no. 3 (2000): 365-385.

Popular Reactions to Marilyn Manson

Reactions by Public Officials.

Brownback, Sam. The Melodies of Mayhem. Policy Review #92. 1998.

United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Music Violence: How Does It Affect Our Children, 105th Congress, 1st Session, November 6th 1997.

Reactions by Religious Groups and Religious Officials

Barnet, Richard & Burriss, Larry. Controversies of the Music Industry. Greenwood Press: 2001.

Jameson, Danny Jason. Marilyn Manson Kills: Confessions from Marilyn Manson’s Assassin. Booksurge Publishing: August 2006.

Marilyn Manson: Dead to the World. VHS. Directed by Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records; 1998.

Reactions by Music Critics and T.V. Personalities

Hoskyns, Barney. “Musing on Marilyn,” Rock’s Backpages,

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Phil Donahue. The Phil Donahue Show. WNBC, February 22 1995.

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Bill O’Reilly. The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, August 20, 2001.

Religious Beliefs and Marilyn Manson

Manson, Marilyn. Interview by Anthony Decurtis. //Beliefnet. //2001.

Taub, Diane & Nelson, Lawrence D. “Satanism in Contemporary America: Establishment or Underground?” The Sociological Quarterly 34, no.3 (1993): 523-545.

Sexuality and Marilyn Manson

Kimmel, Michael & Mahler, Matthew. “Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia and Violence,” American Behavioral Scientist 46, no. 10 (2003): 1439-1458.

Peraino, Judith Ann. Listening to the sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig. University of California Press: Berkeley, Los Angeles, & London, 2006.

Peraino, Judith Ann. “Listening to Gender: A Response to Judith Halberstam,” Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, no. 11 (2007): 59-64.

Toffoletti, Kim. Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture, and the Post Human Body. I.B. Taurus: 2007.

Youth and Marilyn Manson

Baker, Felicity & Bor, William. “Can music preference indicate mental health status in young people?” Australasian Psychiatry 16, no. 4 (2008): 284-288.

Barker, Meg. "Satanic Subcultures: A Discourse Analysis of the Self-Perceptions of Young Goths and Pagans." In Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime, edited by Terrie Waddell, 37-58. Amsterdam / New York: Rodopi, 2003.

Bostic, Jeff Q. “From Alice Cooper to Marilyn Manson: the Significance of Adolescent Antiheroes,” Academic Psychiatry 27, no. 1 (2003): 54-62.

Charles, Kathy & Egan, Vincent. “Sensational and Extreme Interests in Adolescents.” In Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes, edited by Richard N. Kocsis, 63-83. Totowa: Humana Press, 2008.

Lacourse, Eric, Claes, Michel & Villeneuve, Martine. “Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Suicidal Risk,” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 30, no. 3 (June 2001): 321-332.

Other Useful Sources

Arnett, Jeffery Jensen. “Adolescents and heavy metal music: from the mouths of metalheads,” Youth and Society 23, (1991):76-98.

Arnett, Jeffery Jensen. Metal Heads: Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Alienation. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.

Baddeley, Gavin. Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship & Rock’n’roll. Plexus Publishing: 1999.

Bennett, Tony. Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Instruments. Routledge: London & New York, 1993.

Gore, Tipper (ME). Raising PG Kids in an X Rated Society. Abingdon Press: Nashville, 1987.

LeVay, Anton. Satan Speaks! Feral House: 1998.

Moorefield, Vergil. The producer as composer: Shaping the sounds of modern music. MIT Press: Cambridge, 2005.

Regardie, Israel. The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic. 1932. Reprint, St. Paul, Minn.: Llewllan Press, 2004.

Weinstein, Deena. “Art Versus Commerce: Deconstructing a (Useful) Romantic Illusion,” In Karen Kelly & McDonnell, Evelyn (eds), Stars don’t Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth. London: Routledge.

Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture, Boulder: Da Capo Press, 2000.