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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry: the Hollywood Vampires, Rock In Rio, September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015: The
Hollywood Vampires played what sounded like an awesome show tonight at
Rock In Rio! Johnny and the Vamps took the stage at about 21:00
(9 p.m. Rio
time). Zak Starkey, Lzzy Hale, and Andreas Kisser joined the band
as special guests. The show was "live streamed" (an hour later,
apparently)at aol.com. Yesterday, a bunch of photos surfaced from a rehearsal/soundcheck that the Vamps
did. Find some photos and links on the Johnny Depp Rocks Facebook page.
Photos of both the soundcheck and the show are in the On Stage Gallery and the Hollywood Vampires page. Here's hoping that the Vamps will do more live shows soon!!
September 2015: The
Hollywood Vampires played two fantastic shows at The Roxy in West
Hollywood. Guests included Tom
Morello, Kesha, Geezer Butler, Zak Starkey, and Perry Farrell, the last two of whom also appear on the
album, and Marilyn Manson also guested the second night. The touring band is Johnny, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Tommy Henriksen, and Bruce Witkin. Lots of instagrams and periscope links were posted
toHollywoodvampires.comand Twitter with the hashtag #hvampslive.For the exact setlist, check the Johnny Depp RocksLive On Stagesection.
September 2015: Listen to a brief NPR interviewwith Alice Cooper and Johnny about Hollywood Vampires! The self-titled album was
released on September 11. The band did a Q&A on Periscope on September 11. They discussed the original Hollywood
Vampires and naming of the current band, the shows they have planned,
the album cover, and Johnny's 2 favorite guitars! If you missed
it, you can watch ithere!
They were also seen rehearsing that day as well as September 9.
Also, check out a great interview with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry onRollingstone.com.
August 2015: Johnny's campaign for Dior's Sauvage fragrance features ateaserand a full-lengthfilmshowing Johnny playing guitar. In aFacebook post,
Dior says "Original soundtrack by Ry Cooder, played by Johnny Depp," so
it's assumed that Cooder composed the music but Johnny is actually
playing it. More
about the film and the campaign ishere.
August 2015: On August 16, Johnny participated in the Music On A Mission concert at Lucky
Strike Live to benefit Mending Kids! Also playing were Gene
Simmons, Gilby Clarke, Nuno Bettencourt, and many
others. Songs included School's Out, Deuce, and Rock And Roll All
Nite. Here's a very briefrecap.
Some photos and YouTubes have surfaced and have been placed in the Live
On Stage section and photo gallery. Earlier, Gene
Simmons did a greatinterviewon KTLA, discussing the concert, and Mending Kids.Mending Kidsprovides life-changing surgical care to children worldwide. All best wishes to Mending Kids and their
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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.
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
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:
(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.
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.
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!