Guitarist for Marilyn Manson who also wrote many of Manson's songs, including tracks on the album Mechanical Animals.
He began playing guitar at the age of thirteen and joined his first band, The Ethiopians, two years later.
He helped produce the album With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails and has also toured with the band.
His mother was a groupie and go-go dancer for bands like The Kinks.
He tried out for the position of guitarist with Metallica, but the band chose Robert Trujillo.