Marilyn Manson recorded his performance for BBC TV show TOP OF THE POPS last night, with rumours that he was to expose himself onstage proving unfounded, nme.com can reveal.
Manson was on the show to record a version of forthcoming single ‘Disposable Teens’, which will be aired on the programme following the single’s release on November 6 through Nothing/Interscope.
After arriving at the Top Of The Pops studios at Elstree in London at 4pm yesterday afternoon (October 12), and following a rehearsal of the track, Manson retired to his own personal winnebago with blacked-out windows, away from the studio, where he remained for five hours up until recording time.
During his performance, which was recorded between songs by Australian pop sensations Madison Avenue and former chart toppers A1, Manson wore the same black leather costume as for his last visit to London for the Kerrang! magazine awards. Both Manson and his band mimed the entire performance.
Sources close to Manson had told nme.com that earlier in the afternoon he had been threatening to “get his cock out” for the largely female teenage audience at the filming, but fortunately his behaviour was gentlemanly throughout. The only person to see Manson‘s dark side was TOTP presenter Richard Blackwood, who received obscene hand gestures from the stage after foolishly waving at the rocker during his performance.
When told about Manson‘s intentions, most of the audience just laughed it off. One told nme.com: “I wouldn’t be shocked by that, to be honest it would have been great. It would have been one of the all time Top Of The Pops performances!” She continued “The song was pretty good, but I really came to see All Saints.”
After the recording, Manson reportedly went to London’s trendy Met Bar where he spent the night deep in conversation with model and failed pop star Caprice.
Manson now returns to the US later today (October 13) to prepare for his forthcoming US tour. Speaking previously to nme.com, Manson said he wanted to return to the UK in “December or January” for the UK leg of his world tour.