Try to imagine Halloween without Marilyn Manson or Johnny Depp. Don’t worry if you can’t, apparently they couldn’t either. Manson and Depp joined forces at the Roxy on the infamous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Halloween night.
According to Rolling Stone, Manson brought out Depp and Die Antwoord’s Ninja to perform “The Beautiful People,” the lead single from Manson’s 1996 studio album Antichrist Superstar. The surprise performance occurred during an encore of Manson’s Halloween show.
It wasn’t Manson’s only Southern California appearance last week. The dramatic singer also performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana, where reports say he completely ignored a 8 p.m. start time. In fact, Manson didn’t take the stage until 9:30 p.m.
While the OC Register described Manson as “agitated” and “frustrated,” reviews of the performance in Santa Ana were generally positive. However, The OC Register balked at the short concert time, just 60 minutes, compared to the ticket price, $60 after taxes and fees. According to those in attendance, set lists were given to the crowd which list two songs Manson inexplicably didn’t play.
Don’t think Johnny Depp has been quiet either. The 51-year-old actor created chaos on the set of his upcoming film Mortdecai when he failed to report to set for re-shoots. According to the Daily Mail, Depp was hours late for his call time at Pinewoood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Pinewood Studios has been in the news recently because the next installment of the legendary Star Wars saga, Star Wars Episode VII, is currently filming there under the direction of J.J. Abrams.
Depp failure to report to set will certainly cost the production studio money, because all of the crew, the extras, and co-star Paul Bettany were sent home early. There’s been no official word from producers, Depp, or his representatives for the mysterious absence.
Depp has apparently been able to avoid much scandal over ruining re-shoots of Mortdecai in the excitement of exclusive photos of him as the Big Bad Wolf published in the October 31 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Depp’s turn as the Big Bad Wolf in the film Into the Woods is due in theaters on Christmas Day 2014. Before the photos were published, the sole image of Depp as the Big Bad Wolf was a short clip of his hand made up to look like a paw in the trailer.
What’s your favorite Marilyn Manson song? What’s your favorite Johnny Depp flick?