In addition to being one of the most celebrated actors of the last 30 years, you might not know that Johnny Depp is also a rather competent musician. In addition to collaborating with Oasis, Alice Cooper, and The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, it looks as though Depp’s next starring role might be as the guitarist of Marilyn Manson’s band.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, Marilyn Manson posed a rather simple question to his followers, which instantly generated a lot of discussion. “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar. Sound great?”

While plenty of fans were quick to respond positively to the news, the Tweet also inspired long threads of discussion in which countless fans derided this decision based solely on past allegations of abuse levied against Johnny Depp.

Of course, the friendship between Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp isn’t new, with Manson explaining their relationship in an interview with Loudwire back in 2012. “I’ve known him forever and he started his band, ‘The Kids,’ in Ft. Lauderdale. had a band, ‘Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids,’ in Ft. Lauderdale,” Manson offered.

“It’s just strange that I’ve known him all these years and we’ve never done music together.”

Their relationship doesn’t stop there though, with Depp recently appearing in the videos for ‘Say10’ and ‘Kill4Me’, from Manson’s 2017 album Heaven Upside Down.

Johnny Depp had also previously teamed up with Manson in the studio, performing the drums and guitar work on Manson’s cover of Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, and also appearing live with Manson at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2012.

While Johnny Depp hasn’t made any comments on his potential joining of Manson’s live band, we’d definitely be interested in seeing what a live show with Depp and Manson would sound like.

Check out Johnny Depp in the video for Marilyn Manson’s ‘Say10’:

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