Video: Watch Johnny Depp Rock Out With Marilyn Manson at the Golden Gods Awards
Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in LA on Wednesday—as Marilyn Manson’s guitarist!
It’s a fairly well-known fact at this point that Johnny Depp originally headed to Los Angeles to be not an actor, but a rock star. During the ‘80s, his band The Kids set out for LA in pursuit of a record deal, changing their name to Six Gun Method on the way; also, though, to band split up before they managed to land a record deal. He turned to acting shortly thereafter—and at the urging of Nicolas Cage, no less—which, obviously, ended up being a happy thing indeed. Johnny has never given up his love of music, though, and occasionally he jams with people like Eddie Vedder.
And, so it would seem, Marilyn Manson. This should perhaps be unsurprising, given that they’ve already announced that they plan to record a duet of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” together, but whatever. The point is, Johnny made a surprise appearance on Wednesday night at Revolver magazine’s Golden Gods Awards concert in LA as the shock rocker’s guitarist. Want to know the really hilarious thing? No one realized that it was Johnny until Manson told the audience, “If you don’t recognize my personal friend… my personal savior, my personal guitar hero, Johnny Depp!”
The crowd, naturally, went wild.
And hey, look! Videos! Two of them! First up, we’ve got Manson’s version of the Eurythmics song “Sweet Dream;” Johnny makes his first recognizable appearance at roughly the 50-second mark (Warning: Because it’s Marilyn Manson, there’s a lot of yelling, so you may want to turn down the volume a little bit to avoid blowing your eardrums out):
And next, we’ve got the signature Manson tune “The Beautiful People,” with Mr. Depp still jamming away:
Johnny looks like he’s having fun, doesn’t he? Although perhaps it’s unfortunate that he’ll always be known as an actor who also happens to be a musician, rather than the other way around, at least fame of any sort has its perks, right?
Catch Johnny’s next film, Tim Burton’s adaptation of the 1960s supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows, in cinemas May 11. I may be a bit skeptical of it, but hey, at least we know Johnny will be entertaining regardless, no?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.