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Behind the scenes of Paul McCartney's Early Days video, 2014. Photo by MJ Kim.

"It's getting to be a running gag.  He's like the Alfred Hitchcock of my videos.  And he's good!"

--Paul McCartney on Johnny's participation in several of his recent videos, Rolling Stone, July 2014
 


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Most Recent Live performances:
  • 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
  • January 25, 2014:  Imperial 8 Ball/Duesenberg NAMM Party, Anaheim CA
Recent and upcoming musical projects:
  • (?) 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.
  • (?) 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.
  • (?) Marcus Mumford Possible collaborations.
  • (?) Friends Of The Viper Room (Documentary).  This film will focus on the history of The Viper Room, which Johnny owned from 1993-2004. 
  • (?) Song for upcoming Steven Tyler album.  Tyler reveals that he's written a song(s) for an upcoming solo album with Johnny; Billboard reports that Johnny may appear on the album.
  • (Dec 2014) Into The Woods (Feature Film).  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 Cooper album.  Alice reports that Johnny wrote the music for what might be the title track of Alice's next album.  It may be the covers album below.
  • (2014?) Covers album project with Alice Cooper.  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 song that Alice reported on above.
  • (~Nov 2014) Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued (Documentary).  This film will be about the making of the album Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes. 
  • (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.
  • (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 Nihil Cartoons."
  • (April 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Red Beans And Weiss (Album).  Johnny is an executive producer and musician.
   


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Five years ago, I published my first few pages of Johnny Depp Rocks!  As a huge fan of Johnny Depp and also a longtime music enthusiast 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 bands, live performances, recordings, and videos, as well as his friends in the world of music, and share it freely with all his fans.  While the design may be plain, I hope that the information presented here is as accurate and reliable as it can possibly be.  Many thanks to all 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 23, 2011

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 Johnny will continue to pursue his musical interests in the coming year, and for many years to come!
                      -Cathy aka MadScntst, July 23, 2014
 

 I 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!
e-mail info@johnnydepprocks.com

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