Johnny Depp Makes A Guest Appearance On The New Marilyn Manson Album


Earlier this month we got our first listen of the new Marilyn Manson song No Reflection from his upcoming new album Born Villain. Today we learn a bit more about the forthcoming MM album … actually of a particular song that is going to be included. Actor Johnny Depp, who is BFF with Marilyn Manson apparently, has decided to make a guest appearance on Born Villain by collaborating with Manson on a cover of the Carly Simon song You’re So Vain. Yes, really. Read on for all the known deets.

Marilyn Manson’s upcoming Born Villain LP will feature a guest appearance by his friend Johnny Depp, who collaborates with the macabre rocker on a cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” The album, due May 1st, will be released on Manson’s own Hell, Etc. label in conjunction with Cooking Vinyl/Downtown Records. Manson and Depp have been mutual admirers for years, with the performer joining the actor as his “date” at the Disneyland premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Manson’s headlining appearance at the Golden Gods Awards on April 11th in Los Angeles, his first U.S. gig in three years, will be followed by a tour in support of the new album.

You know, I thought I had remembered vaguely that Depp and Manson are BFFs but it’s not really something that you think about all the time. To be honest, I knew they were buds but I didn’t know they were this close. Of all the covers that these two unlikely collaborators could do, they go and choose You’re So Vain. I mean … I guess if you’ve got an odd pairing, you might as well bust out an odd cover. This new MM album is sounding pretty interesting … ain’t it?


  • Amarie

    What a strange pairing lol. Would’ve never guessed but they’re both kind of odd so makes sense.

  • PixiesBassline

    I’ve always thought that Manson was pretty good at covering songs. It should be good! Can’t wait to hear it.

  • Claire

    This actually seems like it will be a really cool cover, I look forward.

  • rinachandayo

    Oh sweet, I like the Johnny Depp is working on more songs.
    And I agree, MM Covers are actually pretty darn awesome.

  • banana

    i didn’t know JD and MM are buddies in real life! i wonder if MM has ever gone to JD’s Christmas dinners and if JD’s kids got freaked out by MM’s heavy makeup hahahahaha