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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry: the Hollywood Vampires, Rock In Rio, September 24, 2015

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Recent Live performances:
  • September 24, 2015:  Hollywood Vampires at Rock In Rio
  • September 16 and 17, 2015: Hollywood Vampires at the Roxy Theatre
  • August 16, 2015:  Lucky Strike Live, Hollywood CA, with Gene Simmons, Gilby Clarke and others for the benefit of Mending Kids.
  • February 27, 2015:  The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia, with Marilyn Manson
  • January 24, 2015:  Duesenberg Imperial Ball with Alice Cooper, Joe Walsh, The Bayonets, and others
Recent musical projects:
  • (Sept 2015) Hollywood Vampires (album).  Participants include Johnny, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Paul McCartney, Zak Starkey, and Brian Johnson.
  • (Feb 2015) Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg: See Hear Yoko (Book).  Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil has published this photobiopic about Yoko Ono.
  • (Feb 2015) Butch Walker: Afraid Of Ghosts (Album).  Johnny provides the guitar solo on the song 21+.
  • (Jan 2015) Ryan Adams: No Shadow (7" single).  Johnny participates on the songs No Shadow and It's In My Head, and is a co-writer of No Shadow.
  • (Dec 2014) Into The Woods (Feature Film and Soundtrack).  Johnny plays the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical.
  • (Dec 2014) Joe Perry: Joe Perry's Merry Christmas (EP and video).  Johnny plays rhythm guitar on Run Run Rudolph. He also appears in animated form in the video for White Christmas.
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
  • (May 2016)  Hollywood Vampires (Live Show)  Alice Cooper announces that the Hollywood Vampires will play Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal on May 27, 2016.
  • (?)  Hollywood Vampires (Additional Live Shows? Live Album? Another Studio Album?)  Joe Perry has teased the possibility of additional shows: "...once word gets out about us, people are gonna want to see us"  as well as a live album: "We have to at least do a live album!”  Johnny and Alice have also stated in interviews that they still have some unused material for a potential second album.  Joe tweeted on October 20 that he was hanging out with the Vamps, and several photos of the Vamps in Johnny's studio have been posted by Ross Halfin, so it looks like they're cooking something up! A recent partnership with Epic Rights and Global Merchandising Services also bodes well for lots of additional Hollywood Vampires merchandise in the future.
  • (?) Douglas Brinkley: The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (Book) This Dylan biography was originally scheduled for publication in 2015 by Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil.
  • (?) Muscle Shoals (TV drama series).  A series about the recording studios, music scene, culture and politics of Muscle Shoals, Alabama will be produced by Johnny and Christi Dembrowski.  Stay tuned for information about when the show will be filmed and what network it might air on.
  • (?) Keith Richards Documentary (working title Happy). Johnny is directing a documentary about Keith Richards. The film has been in the works for about 5 years; Keith recently implied that the footage may never end up being used but let's hope it's just that the progress is slow.
  • (?) 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.
  • (?) Possible collaborations with:  Steven Tyler, Marcus Mumford, Marilyn Manson and others
  • (?) Friends Of The Viper Room (Documentary).  This film is said to focus on the history of The Viper Room, which Johnny owned from 1993-2004. There have been no updates on the Facebook or Kickstarter pages in well over a year, so the project seems to be dead in the water.  Too bad I was a Kickstarter backer :-(

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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, 9 years on: for the past year and a half, Johnny has literally been rockin' all over the world this year, performing live as far away as Beijing, China and Brisbane, Australia, with plans to perform at Rock In Rio in Rio de Janeiro in September.  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, 2015

 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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