So I became obsessed with it, watching movies like The Exorcist and the Omen and reading prophetic books like Centuries by Nostradamus, 1984 by George Orwell, and the novelized version of the film a Thief in the Night." Manson's interest in rock 'n roll music stemmed from a childhood friend who introduced him to bands such as Kiss, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Rainbow and other bands of that genre.Out of these bands, KISS stood out amongst the crowd, Manson was a card-carrying member of the KISS ARMY and attended his first concert with his father in 1979.
Manson then began dating Melissa Romero as explained in his autobiography, during the production of "Antichrist Superstar," Missi became pregnant with Warner's child, but had an abortion during her second trimester.He has also been linked to Traci Lords and Jenna Jameson.and People claimed that Manson was having an extramarital affair with then 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood, who is to co-star in his upcoming horror film Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, and features in the video for his 2007 single, "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)".The relationship was confirmed by Von Teese in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, "I get the impression he thinks I was unsupportive, but the truth is I wasn't supportive of his lifestyle, and someone else came along who was." Manson's alcohol abuse and distant behavior were also cited as cause for the split.According to his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Warner is of German and Polish ancestry on his father's side.
Raised in his mother's religion, and attending Heritage Christian School, he later transferred to and graduated from Glen Oak High School in 1987.
He is of German descent on his father's side, and is a 4th cousin twice removed of Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan.
Manson attended Heritage Christian School from first grade to tenth grade where he experienced traumatic brainwashing at the hands of his Christian pedagogues by way of their apocalyptic biblical narratives.
At the age of ten, a young Brian Warner was photographed in the make-up of KISS drummer, Peter Criss.
It has been thought, though never confirmed or denied by Manson that his stage theatrics and make-up partially stem from his influence by KISS as a child.
The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky.