Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson Collaborate With “You’re So Vain” Cover
There have been stranger collaborations, but today, news broke that Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp worked together on a cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” The song is expected to be a bonus track on Manson’s upcoming album Born Villain.
Villain is a comeback, of sorts, for Manson, who was kicked off Interscope Records after the release of his 2009 album The High End of Low. While not his most well-known work, The High End didn’t do poorly on the charts, placing as high as No. 4 on the Billboard 200, but did not sell as well as the rest of his releases. Since that point, the shock rocker signed to London-based indie label Cooking Vinyl, announcing the news in November 2010, but the U.S. release of Villain will come out on Manson’s personal label Hell, etc. Records. Following, the Antichrist Superstar has a scheduled tour. Former Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Restless are supporting.
Although Depp and Manson’s cover has yet to debut or leak, the first single from Villain, a track titled “No Reflection,” appeared in early March. Twiggy Ramirez is expected to appear on the release.
So, out of all possible people he could collaborate with, why did the “Beautiful People” rocker choose an actor? Although neither has openly discussed recording as of now, the two have an association with each other, with the rocker coming to Depp’s film previews and the actor doing the same for Manson. Depp, unlike most actors, has been playing guitar since his teenage years and, at one point, was part of P, a group featuring himself, 21 Jump Street costar Sal Jenco, and the Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes. P only released one album, an eponymous debut in 1995, and is best known for performing in The Viper Room while River Phoenix had seizures outside. Phoenix died from a cocaine and heroin overdose soon after.
Be the first to comment and win valuable reputation points!