Marilyn Manson previously enlisted actor Shia LaBeouf to direct a short film for the title track of his upcoming eighth LP, Born Villain. Now, Manson has revealed another Hollywood collaborator in Johnny Depp, who provided drums and lead guitar on a cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” (which will appear as an album bonus track). The duo are reportedly good friends, with Manson previously accompanying Depp to the Disneyland premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, thus making this collaboration 1,000% less weird and damaging to children.
Born Villain hits stores on May 1st via Cooking Vinyl Records and Manson’s own imprint Hell, etc. No word yet on when the Simon cover will surface; in the meantime, stream the album’s surprisingly solid lead single, “No Reflection”, below.