Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson Team Up to Cover Classic Song—Which One Is It?

Unlikely duo are collaborating on a duet on the singer's upcoming album Born Villain, which hits stores this May

By Alexis L. Loinaz Mar 20, 2012 5:45 PMTags
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We're on stranger tides here.

Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson seem like unusual creative partners, but the two actually have more in common than you think: a penchant for eyeliner, a history of outlandish getups and a knack for bucking the status quo.

Agree with us? Then let's add one more thing to that list: a musical collaboration.

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Manson has announced that the two are teaming up for a duet on the singer's upcoming album Born Villain, which hits stores this May. And in true iconoclastic fashion, the duo have decided to cover the unlikeliest of songs.

Get ready for it: They'll be remaking Carly Simon's "You're So Vain."

Eh, you say? That's probably the point: After all, the two have won acclaim (if not notoriety) for upending expectations and keeping everyone on their toes.

Depp and Manson's partnership actually goes way back.

Manson's song "The Nobodies" was featured on the soundtrack to Depp's 2001 film From Hell, and the actor famously invited Manson as his date to the 2006 premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Now, if they can get Warren Beatty—who was famously rumored to be the inspiration for "You're So Vain"—to cameo on a remix of their song, we could be looking at the year's most subversive hit!