Marilyn Manson joins forces with X Japan and covers Eurythmics at Coachella

All hail Manson.

Marilyn Manson made a surprise appearance at Coachella over the weekend, joining Japanese metal icons X Japan during their set at the festival.

The surprise appearance from the shock-rocker saw Manson performing the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’, where he was joined by X Japan’s Yoshiki on piano.

Manson previously recorded the cover for his 1995 Smells Like Children EP, which was produced by Trent Reznor.


Check out footage of the performance below.

Manson’s surprise appearance was previously confirmed on Friday night, when he claimed that he was once banned from Coachella.

The shock-rocker took to Instagram to announce that he will be joining Japanese metal band X Japan for their set at the second weekend of Coachella this coming Saturday (April 21).

Manson then elaborated on Twitter, tweeting that the group’s drummer and leader Yoshiki had extended the invitation, before teasing: “You don’t want to miss this one”.


He also suggested that he was once barred from the California festival, saying: “I never thought I would play at a festival I was banned from”.


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