Auf der Webseite des Magazins Vanity Fair wurde ein aktuelles Interview mit Marilyn Manson veröffentlicht.
Manson, der im Gespräch u.a. mit seinen vergangenen zwei Platten hart ins Gericht geht (“The previous (records) might have been perceived as being about this girl or that girl – and that’s what art was never supposed to be about.“), berichet dabei über die Zusammenarbeit mit Johnny Depp und das daraus hervorgegangene Cover von “You’re So Vain” (Bonustrack auf “Born Villain”):
How did you come to record a cover of “You’re So Vain” with Johnny Depp?
Because [of] where he’s at in his life. This record isn’t about anybody. The previous ones might have been perceived as being about this girl or that girl—and that’s what art was never supposed to be about. When I listen to my favorite songs, Bowie and the Beatles, I don’t think about who the fuck they were with when they wrote ’em. I just think about how it makes me feel. And [Johnny and I] both thought it was hilarious to do that song, that it would just be us staring at each other. That’s our relationship, funny.
It’s melodically true to Carly Simon’s original. Has she heard it?
She actually did. And liked it.