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with Gene Simmons for Music On A Mission, Lucky Strike Live, Hollywood CA, August 16, 2015

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Recent Live performances:
  • 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.
  • November 13, 2014:  private show at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood CA, with The New Basement Tapes
  • October 31, 2014:  Roxy, West Hollywood CA, with Marilyn Manson
  • September 18 and 19, 2014:  Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, with Ryan Adams
Recent musical projects:
  • (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:
  • (Sept 11, 2015) Hollywood Vampires (album) This project is a "dead friends" covers album spearheaded by Alice Cooper, honoring dead rock stars.  Participants include Johnny, Joe Perry, Paul McCartney, Zak Starkey, and Brian Johnson. Johnny is a cowriter of two original songs for the project.
  • (Sept 16 & 17, 2015) Hollywood Vampires at the Roxy Theatre (live shows).  Besides Johnny, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen, and Bruce Witkin will also perform in the band.
  • (Sept 24, 2015) Hollywood Vampires (Live Show). Alice Cooper has announced that he, Johnny, and Joe Perry will play at Rock In Rio as the Hollywood Vampires on Sept. 24.  According to Joe Perry.
  • (2015?)  Hollywood Vampires (Additional Live Shows?)  Joe Perry has teased the possibility of additional shows: "...once word gets out about us, people are gonna want to see us."  We'll see!
  • (2015?)  Hollywood Vampires (Live Album?)  Perry also teased another possibility: "“We have to at least do a live album!”  Here's hoping!!
  • (2015?) Douglas Brinkley: The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (Book) Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil will reportedly publish this Dylan biography in 2015.
  • (?) 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
  • (?) 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. 

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A Musical History            Live On Stage            Viper Room

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

Documentaries            Books            Myths

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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!
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