Marilyn Manson Performs With Johnny Depp at 2012 Revolver Golden Gods
Before Marilyn Manson‘s performance, Golden Gods host Chris Jericho introduced Damien Echols, who was recently released from prison after 18 years. Echols is one of the West Memphis Three, a trio of young men who were convicted of murder without solid evidence to back it up. After much support from artists such as Manson and new discoveries such as upgraded DNA testing, which did not place any of the West Memphis Three at the scene of the crime, the three were released last year.
“I can’t even articulate what this means to me,” began Echols. “Just last year at this time I was still sitting on death row waiting to be executed for a crime I didn’t commit. In 2010, when Marilyn Manson spoke out about my predicament, I never dreamed that tonight I’d be standing here with you. i just want to say thank you to everyone who gave us their love and support over the years. It really did keep me alive. It’s what kept me going and its what kept me from dying inside. I am thrilled beyond words to be able to introduce this final performance tonight. So without further ado, my very dear friend, Marilyn Manson.”
Manson began his performance by playing ‘The Dope Show’ from his 1998 album, ‘Mechanical Animals.’ Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen joined Manson onstage in a skimpy leather outfit. The barely legal Momsen gave the audience a scandalously sexual show as she proceeded to dry-hump Manson with the back of her head.
Manson then went into his single ‘No Reflection’ from his upcoming album ‘Born Villain.’ After an emotional and demented performance of the track, Manson went into his famous cover of ‘Sweet Dreams’ by British pop duo Eurythmics. The crowd immediately brought out their cameras as Manson surprised them by bringing out Johnny Depp as a guest guitarist on the song.
“We’ve got one more song for you motherf—in’ motherf—ers,” Manson stated standing next to Depp as the band launched into ‘The Beautiful People.’ The Golden Gods crowd went nuts after the performance, where Manson and Depp stood side-by-side with their arms around each other.
Watch Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp Perform ‘Sweet Dreams’
Watch Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp Perform ‘The Beautiful People’