90s alternative music legend Billy Corgan and shock rocker Marilyn Manson covered Cyndi Lauper's chart topper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" during their tour finale in Nashville. Recently wrapping up the tail end of their appropriately titled "End of Times Tour," the co-headliner's rendition of the well-loved 80s anthem was prefaced by a dramatically staged performance of the title track of the former Christian schoolboy's second studio album. Described as "a bit biblical" by Spin, the Antichrist Superstar singer stood behind a pulpit emblazoned with his iconic insignia while holding a burning Bible in his hand. The Ohio native was later joined on stage by The Smashing Pumpkins' front man who was dressed as a nun.
Thanks to a fan's recording, those unable to witness the memorable onstage antics in person can relive the movement on YouTube. Their revamp of Lauper's classic single begins at the end of "Antichrist Superstar," during which the tour mates segue into "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Corgan playfully alters the lyrics around the 4:20 mark, changing "girls" to "nuns" for the duration of the cover. Side by side, the two as minister and nun, sang "Nuns just wanna have fun" while their captivated audience cheered.
Once "involved in a two-decade-long feud" the two performers have recently decided to end hostilities. Manson has been cited in interviews as attributing his ability to play guitar to Corgan. "I tried to convince him to wear make-up and he tried to make me have more chords in my music," he stated for NME.
A definitely memorable experience for fans, it is yet to be confirmed if the duo's summer length tour will lead to future collaborations. Manson, whose latest album The Pale Emperor released in January, is set to perform in Tokyo before playing a string of US dates followed by a handful of shows in the Netherlands and the UK.
View the "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" fan-made video below:
View Manson's forthcoming tour dates below:
08/14: Makuhari Messe, Japan @ Sonic Mania
08/15-16: Tokyo / Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
10/20: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
10/21: Losa Angeles, CA @ The Theater at Ace Hotel
10/23: Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Ampitheater
10/26: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/27: Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theater
10/28: Al Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/31: Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino & Resort
11/01: Shreveport, LA @ Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
11/05: Leipzig, Denmark @ Haus Auensee
11/06: Berlin, Denmark @ Columbiahalle
11/07: Cologne, Denmark @ Palladium
11/09: Florence, Italy @ Obihall
11/11: Zürich, Switzerland @ X-tra
11/12: Stuttgart, Denmark @ Porsche Arena
11/13: Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11/15: Tilburg, Netherlands @ 13
11/16: Paris, France @ Le Zenith
11/18: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Main Hall
11/19: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/21: Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
11/22: Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
11/23: Manchester, UK @ 02 Apollo