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Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp's collaboration hits net (+video)

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Marilyn Manson has teamed up with Johnny Depp for a cover version of You're So Vain. Photo / Russell Smith
Marilyn Manson has teamed up with Johnny Depp for a cover version of You're So Vain. Photo / Russell Smith

Ahh, together at last.

As collaborations go, it screams of oddball. But when you think about it, eccentric actor Johnny Depp and macabre rocker Marilyn Manson teaming up on a cover of Carly Simon's 1972 hit You're So Vain isn't such a head-tilter. Ish.

Speaking about the collaboration, Manson told MTV News that the song will appear as a bonus track on his upcoming studio album, Born Villain, which is due to drop in May.

"We did a cover version together of a song which we thought was ironic for each other," Manson revealed.

"He played drums and lead guitar, and I played guitar and sang.

"It's a bonus track on my record and the video will probably be us looking at each other like a mirror."

And there's apparently more than one Depp featured on the track, too.

"Johnny's son Jack - whose birthday I'm gonna be performing at - was in the room and he actually played on the song too. It's pretty cool," shared Manson.

Depp and Manson have been pals for quite some time. A remix of Manson's song The Nobodies was featured in Depp's 2001 flick, From Hell, and the rocker accompanied Depp as his "date" to the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in 2006.

But according to Manson, their friendship goes back even further.

"I met Johnny when I was 19 when I was an extra on 21 Jump Street [which Depp starred in]," he added. "I bought his daughter her first pair of high heels when she was wearing diapers, so we've been friends for a long time."

Their cover of You're So Vain - reputedly written about David Geffen, Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger - has just surfaced online. Check it out below:

* What do you think of Depp and Manson teaming up for this cover?

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