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Johnny Depp with Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger, and Abe Laboriel, Jr. NAMM Duesenberg Imperial Ball, Anaheim CA, January 23, 2016
February 5, 2016: Only
a day after it was announced that the Hollywood Vampires will perform
at the Grammys, another concert has now been announced! The Vamps
have been added to the slate for this year's Rock Fest, which will take
place July 14-16 in Cadott, WI. Marilyn Manson is also on the
bill, so who knows whether the two acts may end up collaborating!
February 4, 2016: Just announced:
the Hollywood Vampires will perform at this year's Grammy Awards!
The Grammys will be broadcast live
on CBS on February 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The Vamps will pay tribute to Lemmy, the former frontman for Motorhead, who
passed away last December. They will premiere a brand new
original song, Bad As I Am, which was co-written by Johnny.
The song will also be a bonus track on an upcoming Digital Deluxe Edition of
the Hollywood Vampires debut album, which will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify on February 12.
January 2016: Johnny
made a surprise musical appearance at the Stella McCartney Fall Show at
Amoeba Music on January 12. According to Amoeba'stweet(which includes a photo), he played with Marilyn Manson on several songs, including Sweet
Dreams and The Beautiful People (see ashort video).
First performance of 2016, but let's hope for many more!
January 2016: Happy New Year, everyone! On January 7, there were two intriguing photos posted to social media. The first, aFacebook photoby Joe Perry shows Johnny behind a HUGE pizza box, says "Anyone hungry?
Taken last month in the studio in LA while working on my solo CD."
Is Johnny going to be featured on Joe's CD? Time will tell! The second, anInstagram
by echopark guitars, shows Johnny and Iggy Pop together in what looks
like it might be Johnny's home recording studio. Separately, Ross Halfin posted several photos of Johnny with Josh Homme in hisDecember diary(scroll to December 14). In January, it was announced by theNew York TimesandRolling Stonethat Iggy and Josh have been working on a "secret" album, Post Pop
Depression, which will be released in March. Neither source
mentions Johnny, and Rolling Stone elaborates that the album was
recorded in Homme's two studios in Joshua Tree and Burbank. So,
it's possible that Iggy and Josh were just paying a visit to Johnny and
hanging out, but we can't help but hope that maybe Johnny was involved
in this record somehow. Either way, it sounds like a great record!
December 2015: An
awesome year-end tidbit from cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, who
finally says something about the lonnngggg awaited Keith Richards
documentary that Johnny has been working on. Check out the recent
Collider interview at about the 3:50 mark, righthere.
Thanks to Sophy for the heads-up. I think he says that he was
about to attend a UTA screening of the film! And that there is a
possibility of it showing at a film festival(s) soon. So glad this
project is still alive!!
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January 23, 2016: Duesenberg Imperial Ball: "Johnny Depp - Friends - Special Guests" with Alice Cooper, Glam Skanks, and others
January 12, 2016: Amoeba Music in LA, with Marilyn Manson
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
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+.
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
(February 12, 2016) Hollywood Vampires Deluxe Digital Album release (album).
The deluxe version will include a new original song, Bad As I Am,
covers of I'm A Boy and 7 And 7 Is, and all of the tracks from the
original Hollywood Vampires release.
(February 15, 2016) Hollywood Vampires to perform at the Grammy Awards (Live Show).
(May 27, 2016) Hollywood Vampires at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal (Live Show) Alice Cooper has announced this upcoming Vamps gig.
(July 14-16, 2016) Hollywood Vampires to perform at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI (Live Show). Stay tuned to find out which date the Vamps will play!
(?) Hollywood Vampires (Live Album? Another Studio Album?) Joe Perry has teased
the possibility of 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.
(?) 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. Dariusz Wolski
recently mentioned that the film had a screening at UTA, and hoped that
there would soon be some film festival screenings. Here's hoping!
(?) 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, Iggy Pop, Joe Perry, and others
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!