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Johnny Depp with Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger, and Abe Laboriel, Jr.
NAMM Duesenberg Imperial Ball, Anaheim CA, January 23, 2016


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Recent Live performances:
  • 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.
  • (?) 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.  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

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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!
e-mail info@johnnydepprocks.com

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