Two years ago, Marilyn Manson broke up with actress Evan Rachel Wood, put all his belongings in storage and moved to a new house in West Hollywood. “This is the time for me to be back, doing what I do best, and that’s being Marilyn Manson.” Johnny Depp plays on your new cover of “You’re So Vain.” How the hell did that happen?

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My record was already finished, but we both thought it would be ironic to put “You’re So Vain” on the album. We were just jamming, which is a word I’ve always hated. I’m sure any kid of yours would be a perfect angel. And I felt like shit, so that was a really stupid idea. It can be interpreted as a depressing statement, or as a somewhat liberating or redeeming statement.

Johnny played drums and lead guitar – when he’s done with his movie, I’ll have to fight him off from being in my band. I think we started with “The Thrill Is Gone” – his idea. The past year, I’ve been learning how to play guitar more. The bands I listened to before I started Marilyn Manson: Bowie, Revolting Cocks, inistry, the Beatles. I would try and confuse him into being as bad or worse than I am. This record is more like jazz or punk rock or dada. One of them was Interscope Records, which I got out of. It was probably not a wise choice telling Jimmy Iovine that I didn’t think he was smart enough to understand what I was doing. I wanted to make it whatever people want to hear it as.

I wanted to take what I knew how to do and do it in a way that makes people confused. Did you have mixed feelings about leaving the label after 15 years? Mostly I was frustrated with what they did to my art after I created it.

held at Club Nokia on Wednesday (April) in Los Angeles. Also joining Marilyn on stage was Johnny Depp, who performed “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and “The Beautiful People” with the rocker.

The 18-year-old The Pretty Reckless singer performed as part of Marilyn‘s set.

Alex Mattson - Forget You Peter Luts - Lovin' U (Radio Edit) Attom feat.

Tam Cooper - Be Bold (Mathew Hayer Remix) Calvin Harris feat.

Marilyn Manson steps out with his possibly-new girlfriend while out and about in Miami on Wednesday.

At least we know the shock rocker has a type, right?