Drummer/keyboardist Chris Vrenna has decided to part ways with Marilyn Manson. Vrenna issued the following statement:
“I’m incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of [the band’s new album] ‘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 which involves production work, film scoring, and future musical collaborations.”
Vrenna rose to prominence in the early ’90s as a full-time member of Nine Inch Nails, having been a permanent member of Trent Reznor’s band since Nine Inch Nails’ inception and for the following eight years. His production and programming credits include the aforementioned Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses, and most recently work on Evanescence’s self-titled 2011 album.