Marilyn Manson To Make Guest Appearance At Coachella With X Japan

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Marilyn Manson will make a special guest appearance at Coachella this coming weekend. The shock-rocker will join Japanese superstars X JAPAN during their second set of the festival.

“I am happy to join my great friend @yoshikiofficial and X Japan at Coachella on Saturday the 21st for a special performance,” Manson wrote on Instagram.

Manson later took to his official Twitter account to say that he was actually once banned from Coachella, although he didn’t provide any details as to how or why that happened.

X JAPAN made its Coachella debut last weekend, playing a set that featured guest spots from Wes Borland of, Richard Fortus of GUNS N’ ROSES and Miya of MUCC, along with holograms of X JAPAN’s deceased members, bassist Taiji (who died in 2011) and guitarist Hide (who passed away in 1998).

X JAPAN is the most successful rock group in Japanese history. Led by composer, drummer, and pianist Yoshiki, the band has sold more than 30 million albums, singles, and videos combined, sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times. X JAPAN has also headlined major international stages such as London’s Wembley Arena and New York City’s Madison Square.