Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, actor, painter, multimedia artist and former music journalist known for his controversial stage personality and image as the eponymous lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, of which he's founder and the only stable member. His stage name was formed by juxtaposing the names of two American cultural icons, namely actress Marilyn Monroe and multiple murder conspiracy convict Charles Manson. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. Starting in June 2013 the Masters of Madness Tour will be a combined tour featuring both Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper as headlining artists, who Manson stated that he first met in Transylvania.