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with Marilyn Manson at The Roxy in West Hollywood CA, October 31, 2014
   

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Recent Live performances:
  • 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
  • July 30, 2014:  The Forum, Inglewood CA, with Aerosmith
  • July 16, 2014:  Comcast Center, Mansfield MA, with Aerosmith
Recent musical projects:
  • (Dec 2014) Into The Woods (Soundtrack).  Johnny plays the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. 
  • (Dec 2014) Joe Perry: Joe Perry's Merry Christmas (EP).  This 4 song set features Johnny on rhythm guitar on Run Run Rudolph.
  • (Nov 2014) Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued (Documentary).  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. 
  • (Oct 2014) Paul McCartney: New (Collector's Edition CD/DVD set).  The re-release of Macca's 2013 album features two music videos that Johnny participated in, Queenie Eye and Early Days, as well as their respective making-of's.
  • (Sept 2014) Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (Album).  Johnny contributes guitar on Kim, and guitar and vocals on Feels Like Fire.
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
  • (Dec 2014) Into The Woods (Feature Film).  Johnny plays the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The movie comes out on Christmas Day.
  • (Jan 2015) Ryan Adams: No Shadow (7" single).  Johnny participates on the songs No Shadow and It's In My Head.
  • (Feb 2015) Butch Walker: Afraid Of Ghosts (Album).  Johnny will provide "vocal and instrumental love" on the album, which will be released on February 3.
  • (Feb 2015) Bob Gruen: See Hear Yoko (Book).  Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil will publish this photobiopic about Yoko Ono.
  • (2015?) Douglas Brinkley: The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (Book) Johnny's imprint Infinitum Nihil will reportedly publish this Dylan biography in 2015, though no release date has been set.
  • (2015?) Covers album project with Alice Cooper; Recording session with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Paul McCartney.  Robby Krieger reports playing guitar for a "dead friends" covers album, which may contain a song(s) honoring Krieger's former Doors bandmate Jim Morrison and other dead rock stars.  This may or may not include a song that Alice reported to have written with Johnny.  Joe Perry mentions in an interview that he did some recording with Johnny, Alice and Paul in the spring of 2014.  He would not divulge what the project was, but it could be the same covers album project. 
  • (?) Keith Richards Documentary (working title Happy).  Johnny is directing a documentary about Keith Richards; the film has been in the works for about 4 years.
  • (?) 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, and Ryan Adams
  • (?) Friends Of The Viper Room (Documentary).  This film will 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, 8 years on: after a bit of a performance lull in 2012, 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 Johnny will continue to pursue his musical interests in the coming year, and for many years to come!
                      -Cathy aka 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!
e-mail info@johnnydepprocks.com

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