Recent musical projects:
- 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
- June 17, 2014: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA, with Willie Nelson
- April 7, 2014: Jimmy Kimmel Live, LA
with Chuck E. Weiss
- March 31, 2014: 798 Art Zone,
Beijing, China with David Tao
Upcoming and possible musical projects:
- (Sept 2014) Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (Album). Johnny contributes guitar on Kim, and guitar and vocals on Feels Like Fire.
- (July 2014) Paul McCartney: Early Days
(Video). Johnny appears and plays guitar in
this music video from Macca's album, New.
- (July 2014) Ryan Adams: Aching For More (7" vinyl b-side). Johnny plays electric guitar and takes a guitar solo.
- (July 2014) Suzanne Allison: Gimme Shelter (Coffee Table Book). Johnny is in this book of celebrities and their pets, benefitting
animal rights causes. He poses with his guitar in some photos.
- (May-July 2014) Louise Goffin:
Songs From The Mine (Album). Johnny
provides handclaps and backing vocals on the song,
Watching The Sky Turn Blue.
- (May 2014) Lucky Them (Feature
Film). Johnny has a cameo as a former musician
in this film, which stars Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.
- (May 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Boston
Blackie (Video). Johnny appears in animated form
in this music video drawn by Nate Merritt, and released by "Infinitum
- (April 2014) Chuck E. Weiss: Red
Beans And Weiss (Album). Johnny is an executive
producer and musician.
- (?) 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, Ryan Adams, Bob Mould, Jello Biafra, Butch Walker.
- (?) Friends Of The Viper Room
This film will focus on
the history of The Viper Room, which Johnny owned from 1993-2004.
- (Dec 2014) Into The Woods
Johnny will play the Wolf in the screen adaptation of the
Stephen Sondheim musical.
- (2014?) Recording session with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Paul McCartney.
Joe 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 may be
the covers album project below, or it may be something else entirely.
- (2014?) Covers album project with
Robby Krieger reports
playing guitar for this "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 the
that Alice reported to have written with Johnny.
- (Nov 2014) Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes
This film will be about the making of the album Lost On The River: The
New Basement Tapes. Johnny's participation unconfirmed.
- (Nov 2014) Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes (Album). Johnny reportedly plays guitar on the song Kansas City. The album will be released on November 11.
- (Oct 2014) Paul McCartney: New (Collector's Edition CD/DVD set).
The re-release of Macca's 2013 album will feature two music videos that
Johnny participated in, Queenie Eye and Early Days, as well as their
respective making-of's. It will be released on October 28.