Celebrating ELEVEN years as
The comprehensive site regarding Johnny Depp and his music!
Johnny with Patti Smith
Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA April 4, 2017
- July 23, 2017: In honor of its 11th Anniversary, Johnny Depp Rocks is now on Twitter! Now it's even easier to keep up to date with all of the latest music-related Johnny Depp news!
- July 23, 2017:
Happy 11th Anniversary to Johnny Depp Rocks! This site was
established on July 23, 2006, at just about the time that Sweeney Todd
was announced. Since that time, Johnny has been active in many
musical pursuits, and here's hoping that this will continue for a good
- July 2017: Following
on the heels of Johnny's performance with Kris Kristofferson
at Glastonbury, Alice Cooper tells BANG Showbiz that he'd love for the
Hollywood Vampires to perform there in the future. "I
would love to. I would love to bring a little vampirism to Glastonbury.
I'm just saying, we're open to it. The Alice Cooper show might scare
everyone to death but the Vampires I think would be OK." Hey guys, it's not too early to clear your schedules for next year! ;-) Read Alice's interview at The List.
- June 2017: Johnny
joined Kris Kristofferson on stage June 23 at the Glastonbury
Festival! Johnny had been at the festival on the 22nd to
introduce three movies at Cineramageddon, and it has been speculated
that he would pitch a tent and camp out during the festival.
Today, he joined Kris for the songs Sunday Morning Coming Down and The
Silver Tongued Devil and I. “Let
me introduce Johnny Depp,” said Kristofferson. “What an honour to be on
the same stage as you.” Beforehand, Bradley Cooper took the stage to
strike poses for his upcoming film A Star Is Born before introducing
had previously played with Kris at last fall's Harry Dean Stanton
Awards. Read more about Glastonbury at NME.com.
- May 2017: Johnny
has just filmed a Japanese beer commercial for Asahi beer! In the
commercial, Johnny trades guitar licks with Japanese star Masaharu
Fukuyama, and then they make a toast with a can of the beer.
Johnny plays his faithful Duesenberg. See the commercial at this tweet, and also see a behind-the-scenes clip here.
- June 23, 2017: Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival UK, with Kris Kristofferson
- April 4, 2017: Teragram Ballroom, LA, with Patti Smith
- January 21, 2017: Johnny
Depp - Friends - Special Guests (featuring the Hollywood Vampires) at
the 2017 Duesenberg Imperial Ball and the TEC Awards in Anaheim, CA
- December 3, 2016: Hollywood Vampires at Alice Cooper's 15th Annual Christmas Pudding, Phoenix AZ
shows and possible musical projects:
- (Oct 2016) Oasis Be Here Now Remastered Deluxe Edition (album).
The re-release of the 1997 album features the original Mustique demo of Fade In-Out, on which Johnny played slide guitar
- (?) Hollywood Vampires (Follow-up
Studio and Live Albums) Johnny and Alice have stated in
interviews that they still have
some unused material for a potential second album, and a recent Rolling
Stone article confirmed that one is in the works. Joe Perry has also teased
the possibility of a live album: "We have to at least do a live
album!” Alice Cooper has also said that all the shows have been taped.
- (?) 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. As of June 2017 there is no sign of publication.
- (?) 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 at IN. A 2016 update reports that IN will partner with
IM Global TV to develop the series. 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 7 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!
- (?) Joe Perry studio album. Johnny is said to be executive producing an upcoming album by his good friend Joe.
is updated often, so
please check back!
-Cathy aka MadScntst, July
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!
MadScntst, July 23, 2016:
Happy Tenth Anniversary to Johnny Depp Rocks!! Ten years ago,
when I started this site on my free Verizon web space, Johnny was
rarely performing publicly anymore (though Sweeney Todd had just been
announced so we had his vocal skills to look forward to). Who
could've predicted then that Johnny would reunite with The Kids, guest
on over a dozen studio albums and even more live shows, and go on tour
with the Hollywood Vampires?! It's been a great ten years, and
here's hoping for many more! Keep rockin', Johnny!!!
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!
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