- This article is about a band member
- For painting see Ginger (painting)
|Birth name||Kenneth Robert Wilson|
|Also known as||Kenny Wilson|
|Born||September 28, 1966 (age 51)|
|Genre(s)||Industrial metal, glam rock, pop, indie rock, gothic rock, gypsy jazz|
|Instrument(s)||Drums, bass, guitars, piano|
|Associated acts||Marilyn Manson, Martyr Plot, Rob Zombie|
|Premier Signia Marquis|
Kenneth Robert Wilson (born September 28, 1966), better known by his stage name Ginger Fish, is a professional musician. He is the former drummer of Marilyn Manson and is currently involved in Rob Zombie and his side project Martyr Plot. His stage name is formed from the names Ginger Rogers and Albert Fish. He's been described by Manson as "the quietest and most dangerous of us all, a ticking time bomb gingerly waiting a cataclysmic explosion". Manson's also named Ginger as "the strangest and quietest person in the band". Ginger doesn't do drugs, a rather uncommon feat for members of the band.
Having played drums since he was in second grade, Wilson eventually went to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to study music; during that time he played with several underground bands from the area. The band Marilyn Manson had already agreed to replace their current drummer at the earliest opportunity. Ginger learned the drums off of the first album, Portrait of an American Family, and was asked to join the band in march of 1995. Despite constant band member changes, Ginger is only the second drummer for the band, not counting a previously used drum machine; his playing can be heard on Smells Like Children and every subsequent Manson album, except Eat Me, Drink Me, where Manson decided to use a drum machine. He was temporarily replaced by Chris Vrenna for a year when in 2004 during the Viva Comet Awards a head injury left him unable to tour; however, he remained a member of Marilyn Manson. While Manson was on tour, Ginger started a side project. Rumors of Ginger not returning to Marilyn Manson were squashed after he performed "This Is Halloween" on the Tonight Show with the rest of the band. Though he did not appear on Eat Me, Drink Me, he did a remix for the track "Putting Holes in Happiness", on which his piano playing can be heard.
Ginger is known to have suffered many injuries while performing. His injuries include having a mic stand thrown at his head (video), having a guitar smashed full strength into his hand (nothing was broken in this case besides the guitar), tearing a ligament in his right knee, and falling off the back of his three-foot drum riser and subsequently off the stage (Ginger was replaced by Chris Vrenna after this incident so he could heal during the year-long tour). In addition to these, Ginger's drum tech became fed up with Marilyn trashing the drum sets during the Guns, God and Government tour. Hoping to put and end to this, the drum tech strapped the set to the riser. Manson simply broke the straps, and the extra force caused the kit (and Ginger) to be catapulted off the riser. When he landed, Ginger broke his collarbone. A month after this incident, a disc in his back herniated. Ginger has also had mononucleosis.
Ginger can be heard on Smells Like Children and every subsequent Manson album until and including The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003). On the Guns, God and Government tour in 2001, he broke his hand and collar bone while the band was destroying the stage at the end of a concert. However, he still played with one hand for the rest of the tour. He was temporarily replaced by Chris Vrenna for a whole year when in 2004 during the Viva Comet Awards a head injury left him unable to tour; however, he remained a member of Marilyn Manson.
Fish did not contribute to Marilyn Manson's sixth studio album, Eat Me, Drink Me however, because he was not available during the haste-yet-steady writing and recording process of the album. Despite this, he still remained part of the band, performing drums during the 2007-2008 Rape of the World tour.
Ginger's role in the recording of Born Villain remained unknown. On February 23, 2011 Ginger Fish announced his departure from the band.
|“||After much deliberation and constant reflection of where my life has been , and where it could or should be heading , I am regretful to inform the general population that I have decided to step down as a member of Marilyn Manson , and see where my life , and the knowledge of my availability cares to take me . I can’t stand by to watch opportunities pass me by simply because the knowledge of my availability wasn’t clearly expressed by me . I wish my brothers well , and I expect nothing but great things from them . Sincerely , Ginger Fish||”|
|—Ginger Fish @|
|“||I am regretful to inform the fans that I have decided to step down as a member of Marilyn Manson , and see where my life , and the knowledge of my availability cares to take me . I can’t stand by to watch opportunities pass me by simply because the knowledge of my availability wasn’t clearly expressed by me . I wish my brothers well , and I expect nothing but great things from them . Sincerely , Ginger Fish||”|
|—Ginger Fish @|
Rob ZombieJohn 5 on tour with Rob Zombie during the February USA warm up dates, while regular drummer, Joey Jordison, from Slipknot/Murderdolls toured in the UK with the Murderdolls. Ginger made his Zombie drumming debut on February 6 2011. A fan reviewing the show had this to say regarding Ginger's performance from February 10th, 2011:
|“||Ginger Fish fit right in with the band, had all the songs down perfect and didnt miss a beat. The make up and the clothing were right for the show, with the white and bloody make up. I believe the drum solo he did tonight was longer than the one i had seen in videos from the santa cruz show. Rob mentioned that it was John 5 that suggested Ginger to Rob when Joey went on the road with the Murderdolls and that Ginger wasn't a good drummer, but a GREAT drummer! As a fan of both Manson and Zombie, it was awesome to see Ginger and 5 on stage together again.||”|
Ginger was officially announced as new drummer for Rob Zombie in April, 2011 via John 5's
VJ Ginger Fish Appearances
The following is a list of all of VJ Ginger Fish's appearances.
|April 24th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|May 15th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|May 30th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|June 12th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|June 18th, 2010||Carey Hart's Wasted Space||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|June 25th, 2010||Dungeon Corp. Summer Solistice||Van Nuys, California|
|June 26th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|July 23rd, 2010||Club Circuitry||Sacramento, California|
|July 24th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|August 8th, 2010||Santos Party House||New York City, New York|
|August 14th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|August 28th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|September 11th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|September 25th, 2010||Bar Sinister Zombie Ball||Los Angeles, California|
|October 9th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|October 20th, 2010||Club Hell||Providence, Rhode Island|
|October 30th, 2010||The Shelter||Atlanta, Georgia|
|November 6th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|December 18th, 2010||Bar Sinister||Los Angeles, California|
|January 16th, 2011||The Asylum||Sacramento, California|
|January 31st, 2011||The Asylum||Sacramento, California|
|March 27th, 2011||Lizard Lounge / The Chruch||Dallas, Texas|
- Closure (1997)
- Dead to the World (1998)
- God Is in the T.V. (1999)
- Guns, God and Government World Tour (2002)
- Rock am Ring 2003 (2003)
- 20" Z3 Rock Ride w/ 6" Zil Bel (Small)
- 18" Z3 China
- 14" Z3 Hi Hats (2 pairs)
- 19" Z3 Rock Crash
- 12" A Special Recording Hi Hats
- 18" Z3 Medium Crash
- 16" Z3 Medium Crash
- Akai S5000 drum module
- Akai MPC3000 sampling drum machine (for clicks and sequences)
- Tascam DA-88s (3, providing click track and sound effects)
- Aura Bass Shakers (2)
- Crown 1200 power amp (for Aura Bass Shakers)
- Aquarian drumheads
- Promark TX5ABW sticks.
- DW pedals
- Gibraltar rack gear
- Rock n Sock throne with back
- Shure PSM700 hardwired in-ear monitor system
- Ultimate Ears UE Pro 5 in-ear monitors
- Audio-Technica drum mics
- Ginger Fish once dated actress Alyson Hannigan.
- Ginger has suffered the most injuries out of any band member, past or present.
- Ginger does not do drugs unlike the rest of the band.
- Ginger was homeless and lived in a car for two years at one point in his life.
- Ginger has a band of his own named Martyr Plot.
- . Rock One - Marilyn Manson, The Rise and Fall of Twiggy Stardust. June 2009.
- Betelgeuse, Tommy (2011-02-11). "Fan review of Ginger's performance with Rob Zombie, Sacramento, CA". MansonWiki.
- Ginger Fish at The Internet Movie Database
|Members of Marilyn Manson|
|Current||Marilyn Manson • Twiggy|
|Former||Olivia Newton Bundy • Zsa Zsa Speck • Gidget Gein • Sara Lee Lucas • Daisy Berkowitz • Zim Zum • John 5 • Mark Chaussee • Tim Skold • Madonna Wayne Gacy • Rob Holliday • Wes Borland • Andy Gerold • Ginger Fish • Chris Vrenna • Fred Sablan|
|Current||Tyler Bates • Gil Sharone • Paul Wiley|
|Former||Jason Sutter • Spencer Rollins • Daniel Fox|