Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have joined forces to cover Carly Simon’s 1972 hit ‘You’re So Vain’.
The song will appear as a bonus track on Manson’s new album, ‘Born Villain’, with the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor playing drums and lead guitar and Manson providing the vocals. The controversial singer and eccentric actor have been friends ever since Manson met Depp on the set of the original 21 Jump Street TV series, where Manson appeared as an extra.
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 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
But Johnny isn’t the only member of the Depp family to appear on the track, as his nine-year-old son, Jack, also played on the song. This is not the first time the two have been linked, as a remix of Manson’s ‘The Nobodies’ featured in Depp’s 2011 film, From Hell.
Depp, himself, is no stranger to collaborations and last year he joined Alice Cooper on-stage at London’s 100 club.
Most famously, he played slide guitar on Oasis‘ ‘Fade In-Out’ from 1997’s ‘Be Here Now’. The actor is also a member of P, a group featuring Buthole Surfers’ singer Gibby Haynes, Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s bassist Flea and Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones.
Marilyn Manson releases his new album ‘Born Villain’ on April 30.