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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry: the Hollywood Vampires, Rock In Rio, September 24, 2015
November 20, 2015: The
Hollywood Vampires have announced a new live concert date!! They
will be playing at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal on May 27,
2016. See Alice Cooper's YouTube announcement! In other news, the Hollywood Vampires Official Store
is now open, and they are selling a tank top, a t-shirt, and a
poster. If you order by Sunday, November 22 with the code EARLY20
you will get a 20% discount!
November 10, 2015: The
Hollywood Vampires have partnered with Epic Rights and Global
Merchandising Services “Global” to create rock-themed apparel,
collectibles, wall art and more through their network of
licensees. The all-new merchandise, licensing, e-commerce and
digital media agreement encompasses concert merchandise, brand
opportunities, fan experiences and licensing and retail strategies. In
addition, Epic Rights and Global will manage the band’s official online
merchandise shop. Epic Rights’ CEO Dell Furano and Global’s Barry
Drinkwater jointly stated. “Hollywood
Vampires embodies the spirit of the music and artists that really
defined the rock attitude and lifestyle we all secretly aspire to, and
the mystique surrounding the club translates effortlessly into classic
rock merchandise. Now that Alice and Johnny have resurrected
Hollywood Vampires, it is fueling fan demand for merchandise and social
media interaction, and the possibilities are limitless.”
Excellent news!! (Though I wish the press release would've
mentioned something specific like perhaps plans for a new studio album
or live album ;) But even so, this means the the Vamps have
long-term plans ahead!) Many thanks to Michelle Orsi for the
news. Read more at Blabbermouth.net
October 2015: In October, Joe Perrytweetedthat he'd been hanging out with the Hollywood Vampires this week. Matt Sorum posted some photos of the Vamps singing
(recording?) from "Johnny's cool private studio" to hisfacebookpage. (Thanks to Ross Halfin for the photos). UPDATE- even more recent Vamps photos have been posted by Ross Halfin to hisInstagramandOfficial Page(see Oct. 27). Hmm, wonder what they might be cooking up??
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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.
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 :-(
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, 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
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, 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!