Category: Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson, Offspring, Bad Religion to play Sunset Strip Fest

Marilyn Manson
Goth rocker Marilyn Manson and rock acts the Offspring and Bad Religion are set to play the final day of the fifth edition of West Hollywood's Sunset Strip Music Festival, on Aug. 18. Local dance-pop act the Far East Movement, veteran hip-hop act De La Soul and electro-rap cut-ups Das Racist are also on the bill for the street fest. 

Tickets are on sale now for the all-day event. Sunset Strip Festival activities officially launch on Aug. 16, but the name acts and ticketed outdoor concert is on Aug. 18.

Other artists that will appear include the Black Label Society, Dead Sara and Steve Aoki. All told, the three-day Sunset Strip Festival will feature more than 50 acts at West Hollywood venues such as the Roxy Theatre, the Whisky A Go-Go and the Key Club.

This year's Sunset Strip festival will pay tribute to the Doors, with many artists on the bill expected to cover a Doors song or two. Sunset Boulevard will be closed on Aug. 16 between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and the fest will feature two outdoor stages. Also planned is a silent disco and a VIP rooftop lounge.

Tickets for the concert start at $75 and are on sale now via TicketWeb. A VIP pass costs $135. A three-day pass that will get concertgoers into every Sunset Strip event is $250 and includes all VIP perks. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena.


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Image: Marilyn Manson. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Johnny Depp jams with Marilyn Manson at Golden Gods Awards

Johnny Depp performs with Marilyn Manson

Johnny Depp's life took a pretty different turn after he moved to L.A. with his band The Kids to try his hand at rock stardom. But he never quite lost the itch to jam, and last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards -- a metal and hard-rock-centric tweak on the Grammys -- he took the stage with an artist who shares his taste in both rock and the macabre: Marilyn Manson.

Depp, dressed incognito in a black cowboy hat and boots, joined Manson on stage at the Club Nokia show for Manson's cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and his own single "The Beautiful People." Manson reportedly introduced him as "my personal savior, my personal guitar hero," and even though we don't know the details, the praise doesn't come completely out of left field. Depp has a history of collaborating with veteran rockers including Pearl Jam, Oasis and Alice Cooper; post-acting-fame, he also started the band P, a collaboration with members of the Butthole Surfers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Sex Pistols.

Depp was also seen hanging out with Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney at the Foo Fighters' after-Grammys bash. He more than holds his own as a guest axeman, proving he's taken more than style clues from his muse Keith Richards, and making him an entertainment double-threat.


--August Brown 

Photo: Actor Johnny Depp performs with Marilyn Manson during the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 11 in Los Angeles. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images


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