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Bruce Weber photo shoot, 2014

"I've been playing a lot of music lately. It's a real lifesaver, being able to focus on my first love. It's freedom."

--Interview (conducted by Iggy Pop), April 2014

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5 Most Recent Live performances:
  • 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
  • February 21, 2013:  David Letterman taping, Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC with Bill Carter And The Blame
Recent and upcoming releases:
  • (Dec 2014) Into The Woods (Feature Film).  Johnny will play the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical.
  • (2014?) 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.
  • (2014?) Friends Of The Viper Room (Documentary).   This film will focus on the history of The Viper Room, which Johnny owned from 1993-2004.
  • (2014?) That's What I'm Doing Here (Documentary).  Johnny is in performance footage in this film about musicians Bill Carter, Alejandro Escovedo, and Charlie Sexton.
  • (2014?) 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.
  • (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 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.
  • (May 2014) Louise Goffin: Songs From The Mine (Album).  Johnny provides handclaps and backing vocals on the song, Watching The Sky Turn Blue, which was released in September, 2013.  A PledgeMusic campaign is in the works to help fund the album.
  • (April 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Red Beans And Weiss (Album).  Johnny is an executive producer and musician.
  • (March 2014) Shades Of Elvis (Photo Book).  Johnny participates in this photo book paying tribute to Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock 'n Roll."
  • (Dec 2013) For No Good Reason (Documentary).  Johnny participates in this documentary about artist Ralph Steadman.  The film features Ralph giving ukulele lessons to Johnny.
  • (Oct 2013) Queenie Eye (Music video).  Johnny participates in the Paul McCartney video, which was filmed at Abbey Road Studios.

Check out these areas!

A Musical History            Live On Stage            Viper Room

Music Timeline            Guitars            Sweeney Todd
Discography            Bands            Into The Woods
Videography            Sessions            Quotes

Documentaries            Books            Myths

Photo Galleries            Related Musicians            Fun Stuff

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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, 7 years on: this past year has been amazingly busy for Johnny, musicwise.  Last fall he made an unprecedented number of live appearances with various artists, and he continues to show up on recordings.  He admits that he's had "
sort of a rebirth of my relationship with music."  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, 2013

 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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