X Japan’s Yoshiki and Marilyn Manson excite Coachella with a haunting rendition of a Eurythmics classic
In what many considered to be a move that was quite frankly out of left field, shock rocker Marilyn Manson showed up at the second part of Coachella this past weekend in order to join his friends from X Japan on stage.
Manson took the stage to thunderous applause and cheers that reached the heavens. Then, X Japan drummer, pianist, and composer Yoshiki sat down at his piano to do a solo performance with Manson of what is one of the most haunting performances of The Eurythmics‘ classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” to ever be played.
This song makes sense though, since Manson covered it on his much heralded 1994 release Smells Like Children.
Yoshiki recently sat down with LA Weekly to talk about the on stage collaboration with Manson, raving about how fond of Manson he is, saying:
“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.’ He’s just a very sweet person and he kindly tries to support X JAPAN — or support me. That’s wonderful.”
X Japan is the single most successful rock act from Japan in history. Over the course of their 36 year career, they have managed to sell more than 30 million albums, singles, and videos put together, and sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times – which is by no means a small feat in the slightest.
In addition to that however, they have also managed to spread their influence throughout the world in a humongous way by having headlined well known stages around the world like Wembley Arena in London as well as Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Watch: Yoshiki feat. Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Live at Coachella 2018