Watch Marilyn Manson join X Japan at Coachella

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Marilyn Manson joined X Japan onstage during their performance at Coachella on Saturday night.

He teamed up with Yoshiki at the festival for a cover of Eurythmics’ 1983 hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), which also featured on Manson’s 1995 EP Smells Like Children.

Speaking about Manson with LA Weekly (opens in new tab), Yoshiki says: “He’s been an amazing friend of mine. So we talked about him showing up at Coachella and he said, ‘I’d be happy to.’

“I mean, he’s just a very sweet person and he kindly tries to support X Japan – or support me. That’s wonderful.”

As for being one of the few rock bands to appear at last week's festival, Yoshiki adds: “I think it’s cool, we stand out. We are so lucky to be a part of those amazing artists. It’s pretty eclectic, even though some people define us as a hard-rock band. But we have some ballads and some songs you can dance to.”

X Japan’s appearance at Coachella, along with their two Night Of Resurrection shows earlier this month in Tokyo, came 18 months after Yoshiki suffered a herniated disc in late 2016, and almost a year on from undergoing emergency surgery on his back in May 2017.

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