1989 - Marilyn Manson is created and designed as a perfect dichotomous representation of American culture. He starts a band, and together they are christened Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids.
1993 - The band enter 10050 Cielo Drive (scene of the infamous Sharon Tate slaying at the hands of The Manson Family) to record debut LP Portrait Of An American Family with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. Bass player Gidget Gein is fired due to his escalating heroin addiction and frequent overdoses. He is replaced by Manson's best friend, Twiggy Ramirez.
1994 - Portrait Of An American Family is released officially as the band are signed to a major label; Interscope Records, and the subdivision, Nothing, Reznor's label.
1995 - Drummer Sara Lee Lucas resigns from the band as Ginger Fish is successfully drafted in to replace him. They then release remix and covers EP Smells Like Children under the new lineup.
1996 - Undergoing a transformation the recording and release of Antichrist Superstar takes place. Ineffectual guitarist Daisy Berkowitz is replaced by Zim Zum in the period before the album's release. The band also embark on the infamous Dead To The World tour, filming the VHS concert video of the same name, amid death threats, religious protests and a whirlwind of mainstream press attention.
1997 - Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez make brief cameos in the David Lynch film Lost Highway, the band also contribute the song Apple Of Sodom to its soundtrack. The VHS for Dead To The World is also released worldwide. Two other soundtracks feature Manson songs in 1997; Spawn and Private Parts. The songs featured are Long Hard Road Out Of Hell and The Suck For Your Solution (respectively)
1998 - Manson contributes his cover of David Bowie's Golden Years to the Dead Man On Campus soundtrack, and releases his autobiography The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell. Despite writing the album as a full member of the band, guitarist Zim Zum is replaced by John 5 prior to the release of the band's third full length LP, Mechanical Animals. Following this, a commencing tour; Rock Is Dead, begins in America.
1999 - Manson performs as "The Stranger", a deviant in the film Jawbreaker, which starred his fiance Rose MacGowan.
During the continued touring for Mechanical Animals, on April 20th, teenagers Dylan Harris and Eric Klebold walk into Columbine High School and proceed to bomb and gun down their fellow classmates in an act of vengeance for social inequality. Though entirely erroneous with the pair's motives or personal tastes, in looking for a scapegoat, the media, religious zealots and even politicians use Manson as a figure of blame for the shooting. Cancelling tour dates and issuing public statements, Manson takes a leave of public appearances during the remainder of the year. It is believed that during this time, alone, Manson wrote the as yet unreleased novel Holy Wood.
2000 - The fourth full-length Marilyn Manson album Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) is released, reflecting heavily on Manson's own treatment following Columbine, and voicing scathing indictments of media glorification of violence and death. The album also sees the introduction of the word Celebritarian into Manson's work.
2001 - In January, prior to the UK leg of the Guns God And Government tour, Manson's engagement to actress Rose McGowan breaks suddenly. In the next few weeks, Manson is swiftly seen dating Burlesque and fetish model Dita Von Teese.
2002 - The song and video for Manson's cover of Tainted Love (featured on The Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack) are released, notably showing a more "playful" side to Manson. Following this Manson and KMFDM musician Tim Skold collaborate on scoring the soundtrack of Resident Evil. Long-standing friend and partner Twiggy Ramirez leaves the band before recording begins on the fifth Marilyn Manson studio album; The Golden Age Of Grotesque. The role of bassist is filled by Tim Skold.
2003 - Manson records vocals for the song Redeemer, written for him by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis, and then featured on the soundtrack for the film Queen Of The Damned. Later, cast alongside Macauley Culkin and Seth Green, Manson performs the role of Christina in the film Party Monster, an account of the real-life slaying of drug dealer Angel Melendez by "Club Kid" promoter Michael Alig in 1996.
2004 - John 5 leaves Marilyn Manson amicably to pursue personal projects. Unlike former lineup changes, he is not immediately replaced with a studio guitarist, and for the release of Depeche Mode cover Personal Jesus, the band are seen in the video for the first time as a fourpiece. The song was recorded to promote the best of collection released that year; Lest We Forget. The ensuing tour, Against All Gods, commenced surrounded by comments from Manson that he was prematurely "retiring" from making music.
2005 - Manson announces that he is planning to write, direct and star in a film based on the life and work of Lewis Carroll, entitled Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll. His official website also starts to incorporate imagery apparently indicative of the film's aesthetic, whilst also declaring the ambiguous arrival of The Celebritarian Corporation, Manson's own self-proclaimed, though undefined art movement. This is coupled with the beginning of a complex online cypher puzzle located on the website, which various fan groups enthusiastically attempted to decode.
2006 - Though not necessarily a "return" to music, Manson records a rendition of This Is Halloween, to be featured on a redux soundtrack release of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. At almost exactly the same time, the Celebritarian Gallery Of Art sees its first exhibition in Hollywood, on Halloween Night.
2007 - Though never verbally confirmed, Manson announced a return to music that saw him undertake a more vulnerable "romantic" role for the release of sixth studio album EAT ME, DRINK ME. The album was noted for its overtly gothic aesthetic, and for themes relating to Manson's girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, and referencing both Lewis Carroll and the work of Vladimir Nabokov (specifically his novel Lolita).
2008 - During the tour for EAT ME, DRINK ME, a dramatic announcement was made via then available resource MansonUSA, that he had reunited both amiably and artistically with best friend Twiggy Ramirez, and that Ramirez was not only to replace Tim Skold as bassist for the remainder of The Rape Of The World tour, but that the pair were also planning to write together again, the details of the decision later confirmed that month in an interview with MansonUSA.
2009 - The seventh full-length Marilyn Manson album, The High End Of Low is released, with Twiggy now undertaking the role of lead guitarist and chief song writer. A string of uncharacteristically deplorable press appearances is made by Manson following the release, and touring commences for the album. During the second American leg of the tour, violence in the video for Running To The Edge Of The World sparks controversy, though resolutely Manson's performances worldwide become more intimate and visceral than had been noted in several years.
2010 - News circulates that Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood have gotten engaged.
2011 - Marilyn Manson appears on the Austrian talent show Helden Von Morgen, coaching and judging contestants. Whilst in Austria Marilyn Manson also presents the new Genealogies of Pain exhibition book featuring the art of Marilyn Manson and David Lynch. The book is released at the end of January.