Back before he won "American Idol" -- Lee DeWyze flirted with the dark side ... in fact, dude covered a song by Marilyn Manson.
DeWyze's old record label has just released Lee's rendition of Manson's hit "Beautiful People" -- roughly one year after Lee recorded it back in Chicago.
While the cover ain't half bad -- we're told the song never made the cut on any of Lee's old albums.
But hey, times change.
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