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with Aerosmith at the Comcast Center in Mansfield MA, July 16, 2014
- September 19, 2014: For
the second night in a row, Johnny performed with Ryan Adams at O2
Shepherd's Bush Empire! He reportedly played on Kim and I Love
You But I Don't Know What To Say. Johnny sported
his Mike Campbell Signature tonight; last night it was a black Fender
Strat and a tele that he possibly borrowed from Ryan. Thanks to
taip for the heads-up. Photos will be posted to the various
Johnny Depp Rocks sections (Live On Stage and Guitar and Live
Galleries) this weekend!
- September 18, 2014: Johnny
performed with Ryan Adams tonight at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London!
According to reports on the Ryan Adams tobeyoung forum, he took
the stage for two encores, Danzig's Mother and Kim. View a
video of Johnny playing on Kim on YouTube.
Thanks to the Zone. Ryan will be playing at this venue
again tomorrow, so stay tuned to see if Johnny makes a repeat
- September 17, 2014: Paul
McCartney will release a Collector's Edition of last year's album, New,
with a bonus CD and DVD. The DVD will feature two of the music
videos that Johnny participated in, Queenie Eye and Early Days, as well
as their respective making-of's, among other extras. It will be
released on October 28. More details can be found on Paul's Official Site.
- September 9, 2014: Remember,
today is the release day for Ryan Adams' self-titled album!
Johnny contributes guitar on Kim, and guitar and vocals on Feels
Like Fire. Previously, Johnny played guitar and took a solo
on Aching For More,
which is a non-album b-side to Ryan's first single, Gimme Something
Good. Johnny recently spoke about working with Ryan in the
studio, and Ryan briefly mentions the session that Johnny participated
in in this Wall Street Journal article.
- September 2014: Paul McCartney has posted a behind-the-scenes video
of an entire 29 minute jam session that took place for the filming of
the Early Days video. Paul, Johnny, and several other blues
musicians run through several blues numbers. What an awesome
session that was!! A real treat to be able to watch and
- August 2014: On August 30, Butch Walker posted a photo of himself and Johnny to his website
as well as Twitter and Facebook. They were taking a break from a
recording session at Ryan Adams' PaxAm Studios. Ryan has also shared with Buzzfeed
a photo of himself, Johnny and Jello Biafra that might have been taken
on the same day, since Johnny is wearing the same clothes. Ryan
have been tweeting about Butch's sessions. No word yet on whether
Johnny is actually performing again with Butch or Ryan, or whether he
might simply be
hanging out with them, but of course I hope he's participating!
Time will tell!
- August 2014: Johnny is on the cover of the September issue of German Guitar Magazin, which is now for sale. Johnny is pictured from his performance with the Black Keys at
the MTV Video Awards in 2012. Thanks to Ina for
describing the content, which includes some information about some of
Johnny's guitars. I gave some assistance, though Johnny Depp
Rocks is not formally credited in this article.
- August 2014: Lost On The
River: The New Basement Tapes is now available for pre-order on their official site and at Amazon.com and will be released on November 11, 2014. The album
features songs using some newly discovered Bob Dylan lyrics from the
era of The
Basement Tapes (ca. 1967) that were thought to have been lost,
with artists including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and others
composing and arranging the music to Dylan's lyrics. Johnny plays guitar on the song, Kansas City, according to Rolling Stone and NME. The Australian earlier confirmed Johnny's participation; Johnny reportedly filled in for Costello on a day that
Costello had a scheduling conflict and could not attend a recording
album is being offered in several different configurations such as
vinyl, digital, and basic and deluxe CDs, some with a fan poster
included. Internet Movie Database (IMDb) previously listed Johnny
among the participants of
an upcoming Showtime documentary that will accompany the album release,
Lost Songs: The
Basement Tapes Continued. His
name was subsequently taken off the cast list, but there is now good
reason to believe that he will be featured in the documentary after all. Thanks to Barbara for the Rolling Stone link!
- July 2014: The
first teaser trailer for Into The Woods has been released! Visit
the official Disney Into The Woods web page
and view the trailer there! Just like the production still, we get just a tiny glimpse of Johnny as The
Check out some remarks by director Rob Marshall here on Movieweb.com!
- July 2014: Great
news for fans who pre-ordered Suzanne Allison's wonderful coffee table
book, Gimme Shelter: copies of the book have been sent out! The book consists of
various celebrities and musicians posing with their pets; Johnny is a
participant and he wrote the foreword to the book. Other
musicians who have collaborated with Johnny who participate include
Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and Joe Perry. Gimme
Shelter's description is: "Created in an effort to raise awareness and
save the lives of abandoned pets. Our message is clear: SPAY, NEUTER,
MICROCHIP!" Order the book here!
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Recent musical projects:
- September 18 and 19, 2014: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, with Ryan Adams
- July 30, 2014: The Forum, Inglewood CA, with Aerosmith
- July 16, 2014: Comcast Center, Mansfield MA, with Aerosmith
- June 17, 2014: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA, with Willie Nelson
- April 7, 2014: Jimmy Kimmel Live, LA
with Chuck E. Weiss
- March 31, 2014: 798 Art Zone,
Beijing, China with David Tao
- March 9, 2014: Rodeo Arena, Austin
TX, with Willie Nelson
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
- (Sept 2014) Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (Album). Johnny contributes guitar on Kim, and guitar and vocals on Feels Like Fire.
- (July 2014) Paul McCartney: Early Days
(Video). Johnny appears and plays guitar in
this music video from Macca's album, New.
- (July 2014) Ryan Adams: Aching For More (7" vinyl b-side). Johnny plays electric guitar and takes a guitar solo.
- (July 2014) Suzanne Allison: Gimme Shelter (Coffee Table Book). Johnny
participates in this book of celebrities and their pets, benefitting
animal rights causes. He poses with his guitar in some photos.
- (May-July 2014) Louise Goffin:
Songs From The Mine (Album). Johnny
provides handclaps and backing vocals on the song,
Watching The Sky Turn Blue.
- (May 2014) Lucky Them (Feature
Film). Johnny has a cameo as a former musician
in this film, which stars Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.
- (May 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Boston
Blackie (Video). Johnny appears in animated form
in this music video drawn by Nate Merritt, and released by "Infinitum
- (April 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Red
Beans And Weiss (Album). Johnny is an executive
producer and musician.
- (?) Keith
Richards Documentary (working title Happy).
Johnny is directing a documentary about Keith Richards; the
film has been in the works for about 4 years.
- (?) Song or songs for upcoming Shane MacGowan album with The Cronins. The Irish Independent and Johnny Cronin report that Johnny may guest on such an album.
- (?) Butch Walker.
- (?) Marcus Mumford.
- (?) Friends Of The Viper Room
This film will focus on
the history of The Viper Room, which Johnny owned from 1993-2004.
- (?) Song for upcoming Steven
Tyler reveals that he's written a song(s) for an upcoming
album with Johnny; Billboard reports that Johnny may appear on the
- (Dec 2014) Into The Woods
Johnny will play the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the
Stephen Sondheim musical.
- (2014?) Recording session with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Paul McCartney.
Joe mentions in an interview
that he did some recording with Johnny, Alice and Paul in the spring of
2014. He would not divulge what the project was, but it may be
the covers album project below, or it may be something else entirely.
- (2014?) Song for upcoming Alice
Alice reports that Johnny wrote the music for what might be
title track of Alice's next album. It may be the covers album
- (2014?) Covers album project with
Robby Krieger reports
playing guitar for this "dead friends" covers album, which may
contain a song(s) honoring Krieger's former Doors bandmate Jim Morrison
and other dead rock stars. This may or may not include the
that Alice reported on above.
- (Nov 2014) Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes
This film will be about the making of the album Lost On The River: The
New Basement Tapes. Johnny's participation unconfirmed.
- (Nov 2014) Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes (Album). Johnny reportedly plays guitar on the song Kansas City. The album will be released on November 11.
- (Oct 2014) Paul McCartney: New (Collector's Edition CD/DVD set).
The re-release of Macca's 2013 album will feature two music videos that
Johnny participated in, Queenie Eye and Early Days, as well as their
respective making-of's. It will be released on October 28.
is updated often, so please check back!
years ago, I published
my first few pages of Johnny Depp Rocks!
As a huge fan of Johnny Depp and also a longtime music
and collector, I had been investigating Johnny's musical background and
pursuits, but I grew frustrated when I saw so much false information on
the web and in print. I created this site as an attempt to
compile accurate information about Johnny's musical side: his
performances, recordings, and videos, as well as his friends in the
world of music, and share it freely with all his fans. While
design may be plain, I hope that the information presented here is as
accurate and reliable as it can possibly be. Many thanks to
those who have offered feedback or contributed information to help this
site to thrive. I always welcome any corrections, additions, or
suggestions, and hope that this site will continue to grow whenever
there may be more to add! Hope you enjoy!
-Cathy aka MadScntst, July
Addendum, 8 years on: after a bit of a performance lull in 2012, Johnny
has literally been rockin' all over the world this year, performing
live as far away as Beijing, China. He also continues to
contribute to recordings and music videos, with hopes of more projects
coming up for release soon. Here's hoping that
continue to pursue his musical interests in the coming year, and for
many years to come!
MadScntst, July 23, 2014
am always grateful for corrections or additions to any of the content
on this site! I would particularly love any photos or other
memorabilia from any of Johnny's live performances, past or present.
Please contact me if you can help!