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Marilyn Manson Drummer Chris Vrenna Quits

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Marilyn Manson will need to find a new drummer before hitting the road in support of his forthcoming ‘Born Villain‘ record, as drummer/keyboardist Chris Vrenna has left the band to pursue other musical ventures.

Drummer and Keyboard player for Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, announced his departure from the band via Facebook yesterday. Vrenna will be stepping away to focus on his band Tweaker, film scoring, production and remixing. The two parties seem to be breaking on good terms, as Vrenna issued the following statement regarding the end of his 7-year union with the band:

“I’m incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of ‘Born Villain.’ I wish my brothers well, but with the recording largely completed I felt it was time to return to other facets of my career.”

Vrenna played keys, programmed, produced, composed, engineered, and mixed Marilyn Manson’s  2009 release ‘The High End of Low,’ but it was Manson himself who was credited as percussionist on the album. Vrenna has worked with a wide array of rock artists including Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, and Megadeth.

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