Before the band was simply known as Marilyn Manson, they were called Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids; Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) co-founded the group with guitarist Scott Putesky, who went under the moniker Daisy Berkowitz. It is with heavy hearts that we got news the morning that Putesky has passed away, following a battle with Stage 4 colon cancer.
Manson took to Instagram the morning to mourn his former bandmate:
Manson: Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to “Man That You Fear” in his honor. That was our favorite.
Putesky was best known for co-founding and playing guitar in Marilyn Manson up until halfway through the recording of 1996’s Antichrist Superstar when he left over creative differences with vocalist Marilyn Manson. After leaving Marilyn Manson, Putesky played in a number of other bands including Jack Off Jill, Godhead, and his own project Three Ton Gate.
All of us here at Horror Freak News send our sincerest condolences to Putesky’s fans, friends, and family. He was a talented musician who will truly be missed.
You can check out Putesky in action in the video for Lunchbox below.