Celebrating 10 years as
The comprehensive site regarding Johnny Depp and his music!
Johnny with Patti Smith
Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA April 4, 2017
- May 29, 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.
- May 2017: Buried in a People Magazine gossip item
about Johnny possibly dating again and staying focused, is a remark
reportedly made by Johnny's lawyer Adam Waldman that "He’s also writing
new music." That's certainly an intriguing tidbit!! Is he
possibly writing some music for a possible Hollywood Vampires followup
album? Something for one of his movies? Or something else
entirely separate! Even if he's writing new music, it may just be
for his own enjoyment, but as a selfish fan, I surely hope that some of
it will see the light of day!!
- May 2017: Johnny
was in Shanghai, China in mid-May, promoting Pirates Of The
Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar's Revenge), and the
Chinese fan group JDCNFan presented Johnny with a traditional Chinese
instrument, a Zhongruan. Even when Johnny's on the other side of
the world, he always welcomes a chance to play some music!
- April 2017: Johnny
performed with Patti Smith on April 4 at the Teragram Ballroom in
LA! This was his first live performance with Patti in nearly 5
years (he last guested with her at her 10/12/12 show at the Wiltern
Theatre in LA). Joe Perry also guested. Both Johnny and Joe performed on
People Have The Power and My Generation- see People Have The Power and My Generation on YouTube.
- March 2017: After
Hours At The Burgundy Room has a wonderful 30 minute podcast with Bruce
Witkin, talking about Johnny, The Kids, The Hollywood Vampires, his
Unison Record label, and many other music-related topics! Thanks to the
After Hours At The Burgundy Room for the heads-up. You can hear
the podcast at their website here or on YouTube!
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- 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
- November 11, 2016: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, Classic Rock Awards
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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