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at The Servite Theatre in Anaheim CA, January 24, 2015
April 25, 2015: Sorry
I have missed this before now. Lori Depp is auctioning off the guitar
that was signed by Johnny, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Rick Nielsen and
others for the Gimme Shelter project. Some of the proceeds will go to
the charity noted below, to help educate girls in a rural nomadic area.
Wish I could afford this guitar! Lori's statement: "I'm auctioning off
a signed guitar on eBay- I will donate a portion of the proceeds to this wonderful charity -
Empowering and teaching girls is so important- please join me in
helping to make this a reality for these girls- Thank you! www.crowdrise.com/girlsschool" UPDATE: the item has been relisted, and will end next Sunday, May 3, so get those bids in!
April 21, 2015: Alice Cooper gave a little more info to Billboard
about the upcoming covers album. It'll be called Hollywood Vampires and
will contain an original song, All My Dead Drunk Friends, that he
cowrote with Johnny and Bob Ezrin. Among the guests that play on the
album will be Johnny, Joe Perry, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Zak
Starkey, and Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Back in March, additional details
were reported inRolling Stone. The Rock In Rio website announced that September 24 is the date that the Hollywood Vampires will play the festival.
April 2015: In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Keith told a bit of non-news about Johnny's planned documentary on him: "We
shot some stuff, but I don't think there's anything in the cards about
it. I don't think he's going to use the footage and I don't think I've
seen Johnny for a couple of years." Yikes, that does not
sound very promising! I hope that Keith is just being coy about
the progress, or maybe he has not heard any news in awhile and simply
doesn't know if there is any work being done on it and would rather not
make claims. But it would certainly be a disappointment if this
documentary were not to come to fruition! Stay tuned, I guess!
March 2015: Into The Woods
was released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digitally on March 24.
The Wolf and sings Hello, Little Girl. The film is also still playing
in theaters, but probably not for long! The film has made over
$128 million domestically and over $200 million worldwide.
Also on March 24, though
it is not directly music-related, Jonathan Shaw's novel, Narcisa: Our
Lady of Ashes, was republished on Johnny's Infinitum Nihil imprint.
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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.
(Nov 2014) Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes
This Showtime documentary is about the making of Lost On The River: The
New Basement Tapes.
(Nov 2014) Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes (Album). Johnny plays guitar on the song Kansas City.
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
(Sept 2015) Hollywood Vampires (Live Shows). 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, there will also be a tour that month.
(2015?) Hollywood Vampires (album). This
project is a "dead friends" covers album spearheaded by Alice Cooper,
honoring dead rock
stars. The album is reportedly done, and may be released in
conjunction with the live shows. Participants include Johnny, Joe
Perry, Paul McCartney, Zak Starkey, and Brian Johnson. Johnny is a
cowriter of an original song for the project, All My Dead Drunk Friends.
(2015?) Douglas Brinkley: The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (Book). Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil will reportedly publish this Dylan biography in 2015.
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 and Marcus Mumford
(?) 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, 8 years on: after a bit of a performance lull in 2013, Johnny
has literally been rockin' all over the world this year, performing
live as far away as Beijing, China. He also continues to
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, 2014 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!