He's known for his controversial performances and dramatic Goth make-up.
But hellraiser Marilyn Manson looked almost unrecognisable as he went on a night out with his girlfriend, minus his face paint.
The American rocker, 40, dressed completely in black as he and partner Evan Rachel Wood, 22, paid a visit to Le Zenith concert halls in Paris yesterday.
Marilyn Manson looked almost unrecognisable when he stepped out in Paris yesterday with no make-up while (left) the rocker is painted up to the max
They looked relaxed as they left the venue and the only make-up Manson had on was a smudge of black eye liner.
But there was not a hint of his dramatic white-painted face and dark red lips.
Manson has just settled a lawsuit filed against him by one of his former Spooky Kids band members.
But in a new twist in the case, the agreement has been delayed by an argument over legal fees.
He was joined by girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood and the pair paid a visit to Le Zenith concert halls in the French capital
Legal row: Manson's former bandmate Stephen Bier
He claimed Manson used money from their former band partnership to buy personal luxuries, such as ex-wife Dita Von Teese's $150,000 engagement ring and Nazi paraphernalia.
A settlement was reached on December 11, but the agreement hit an obstacle when law firm Grodsky & Olecki, also a defendant in the suit, filed a lien for unpaid legal fees from 2007 when they successfully persuaded a judge to drop all of Bier's claims.
According to Southern California Public Radio, the firm wants to be paid from the settlement money. Their lien now puts a complete resolution of the case on hold.
Meanwhile, Manson took to his MySpace account to rant about the matter, saying: 'I want to make clear that, aside from the wasted legal fees, in no way did I pay off the person that stood behind a keyboard pretending to play music other artists in this band wrote.'