According to the MTV News, actor Johnny Depp and shock rocker Marilyn Manson recorded a cover of Carly Simon‘s 1972 hit “You’re So Vain” for the singer’s upcoming eighth studio album, “Born Villain”, which is due out on May 1. Depp reportedly played both the lead guitar and drums on the track, while Manson handled the vocal duties.
Speaking about the collaboration, Manson told MTV News that the duo decided on doing “a cover of a song which we thought was ironic for each other.” He added, “[Johnny] played drums and lead guitar, and I played guitar and sang. It’s a bonus track on my new record and the video will probably be us looking at each other in a mirror.”
Depp and Manson first collaborated in 2001 when Manson contributed the song “The Nobodies” to Depp‘s Jack the Ripper movie “From Hell”.
Marilyn Manson‘s new single, “No Reflection”, was premiered on March 7 on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ and can be streamed below.
Manson‘s U.S. theater tour is scheduled to kick off April 27.
The singer last September unveiled a new music video for the song “Born Villain” directed by actor Shia LaBeouf.
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