Celebrating 10 years as
The comprehensive site regarding Johnny Depp and his music!
Johnny and Joe Perry at the NAMM TEC Awards
Anaheim, CA January 21, 2017
- January 25, 2017: Anti Music
reports that the station AXS TV will air an hour-long special from last
November's Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo, Japan! Johnny was among
the performers who performed there, along with Joe Perry, Tommy
Henriksen, Robert and Dean DeLeo, Ray Luzier, Jeff Keith, Rudolf
Schenker, and others. The special will premiere on February 19,
- January 22, 2017: Johnny
(along with Friends and Special Guests) played last night at the NAMM
Duesenberg Imperial Ball in Anaheim, CA!
The Hollywood Vampires were joined by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. Butch Walker also performed. The show benefited the Autumn Leaves Project and Mercy House.
Johnny also presented Joe Perry with the Les Paul Award at the TEC
Awards at the Anaheim Hilton, and they performed a short set. Yesterday, the Hollywood Vampires and Joe Perry posted some live videos of a
January 20 rehearsal on social media- see some examples here and here.
Songs rehearsed included Walk This Way, Train Kept A Rollin', You Give
Love A Bad Name, and Boogie Man.
- December 2016: Alice Cooper's 15th Annual Christmas Pudding show took place on December 3, 2016. The
Hollywood Vampires and Sammy Hagar co-headlined this year's show,
with Korn and Gin Blossoms also on the bill. Alice's drummer, Glen Sobel played
drums and Bruce Witkin bass, taking over for Matt Sorum and Robert DeLeo, who were touring with the Kings of Chaos. Alice has been doing
this show nearly every year (last year was a rare exception due to
Alice's tour schedule) to benefit his Solid Rock Foundation and the
Rock Teen Center. Johnny also participated in the 2012 show.
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- 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
- November 11, 2016: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, Classic Rock Awards
- October 31, 2016: Jimmy Kimmel Live, LA, with Alice Cooper
- October 30, 2016: Pantages Theatre, LA, with Alice Cooper
- October 23, 2016: Ace Hotel, LA, Harry Dean Stanton Award ceremony, with Harry Dean Stanton, Kris Kristofferson, John C. Reilly and others
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
- (Feb 2016) Hollywood Vampires Deluxe
Digital Album release (album).
The deluxe version includes a new original song, Bad As I Am,
covers of I'm A Boy and Seven And Seven Is, and all of the tracks from
original Hollywood Vampires release; the songs are available for
- (?) 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 December 2016 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 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!
- (?) 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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