A sign of the apocalypse? Marilyn Manson sings gospel

Something truly weird happened at the Ace Hotel in LA during a Kris Kristofferson gig.

Kristofferson was playing with his backing band, The Strangers, running through material from his catalogue as well as covers by artists such as Merle Haggard. Then it happened.

Towards the end of the night, a number of people joined him onstage for a singalong. Dennis Quaid got up. Shooter Jennings grabbed a mic. Tanya Tucker appeared onstage and started singing. And so did Marilyn Manson.

One of these things is not like the other. One of these things doesn’t belong.

This wasn’t some kind of tequila hallucination, either. There is evidence of everyone launching into Kristofferson’s 1972 gospel song, “Why Me.”

Manson later posted this.

My world has been shaken.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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