Celebrating ELEVEN years as
The comprehensive site regarding Johnny Depp and his music!
Johnny with Tom Petty
Petty's Birthday Party, October 20, 2001
- October 10, 2017: Marilyn Manson's music video for Say10, co-starring Johnny, was released last night! NOTE- this video very graphic! You can watch it on YouTube.
Though they have collaborated several times before, this is their first
music video together. The video promoted Marilyn's new album,
Heaven Upside Down, which was released on Friday, October 6.
- October 6, 2017: Today, Marilyn Manson's Instagram posted an image
of him and Johnny, presumably from the upcoming music video
that will star the two. A few days ago, the Italian Fans of Depp
(IFOD) tweeted that this video would be released today, October 6, though as of this evening, the video is not yet out. Earlier,
in an interview with Howard Stern, Marilyn made the announcement
that Johnny would co-star with him in a music video. “I
don’t want to spoil any of the video but … he’s like the White King,
I’m sort of the Black King and I’m wearing latex. We wrestled, like we
fought each other like Cain and Abel, and I won. I’m gonna say I took
him.” And now this Instagram photo gives us a taste of what this
will look like. Can't wait to see the rest!
- October 3, 2017:
Very sad news, Tom Petty has passed away at age 66, after suffering a
massive cardiac arrest. After initial conflicting reports,
Petty's official twitter reported
that he passed away peacefully at 9 p.m. Oct. 2 surrounded by family
and friends. Petty's Into The Great Wide Open was Johnny's first
music video in 1991, and Johnny continued to be a huge fan and
friend. He participated in the Peter Bogdanovich documentary,
Runnin' Down A Dream, in 2007, and played at two Petty Fests in
2012. They played together at least once, at Tom's birthday party
in 2001. R.I.P. to a great musician and man.
- September 2017:It's
a two-fer!! Johnny joined Ian Hunter & the Rant Band on stage
September 12 and 13, in LA and San Juan Capistrano! Johnny performed on several songs, including All The Young
Dudes, Sweet Jane, and Bastard. Watch Bastard on YouTube. Last summer, Ian
guested with the Hollywood Vampires at Coney Island on both All The Young Dudes and Sweet Jane.
- August 2017: In honor of Eclipse Day, Ryan Adams posted to Instagram
a fantastic memory of how Johnny collaborated with him on several of
his 2014-2015 songs, in particular No Shadow. It's obvious how
much Ryan respects Johnny (and by the way, I'm sure the feeling is
mutual!) and how inspiring it was to work together. I hope
they'll work together again!!
- 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.
- September 13, 2017: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA, with Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
- September 12, 2017: Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA, with Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
- June 23, 2017: Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival UK, with Kris Kristofferson
- April 4, 2017: Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA, 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 2017: Marilyn Manson: Say10 (music video).
Johnny costars with Marilyn in their first music video together. The video promotes Marilyn's album Heaven Upside Down.
- May 2017: Asahi Beer 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
- 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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