Marilyn Manson took his stage moniker by combining the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer Charles Manson. In 2012, after 23 years of using the name and millions of records sold, Marilyn Manson was on the receiving end of a Charles Manson letter penned in prison. The letter, in part, read:

"It’s taken me a long time to get there from where I could touch M. Manson. Now I got a card to play – you may look into my non-profit, ATWA, and give Manson what you think he’s got coming for Air, Trees, Water, and you. Or I will pay Manson what you think Manson got coming – the music has make Manson into Abraxas Devil, and I’m SURE you would want some of what I got from what I got." Read the entire letter here.