An indie pop
band that has released an album called Hovercraft on Boo Boo Records.
In addition to soundtracks
that Johnny starred in, there are occasionally other albums released
that have a Johnny-related theme.
- Music From The Films Of Johnny Depp (2009), by The City of
Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir conducted by James Fitzpatrick
- The Music From Johnny Depp Movies (2011), by Movie Sounds
- Music From Johnny Depp Films (2012), by Soundtrack Classics
Waiting For Johnny Depp (The Musical):
In July of 2014, Houston's Theatre Under
The Stars Underground announced its slate for 2014/2015. Among
them was a musical called Waiting For Johnny Depp
a one-woman show about an actress who's trying to land a role in a
movie with Johnny. The show was performed from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 of 2015.
Another production of the show is playing at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA beginning March 25, 2016.
Books: Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter is a beautiful coffee
table book released in 2014 by photographer Suzanne Allison. The
book features celebrities and their pets. One of the aims of this
book is to create awareness for animal rights. Gimme Shelter's
motto is: "SPAY/NEUTER and MICROCHIP!" Johnny wrote the
foreword, and he is featured in several photos, posing with his dogs
and with a painting of his dog, Mooh. He poses with a guitar in
several of the photos. Order the book HERE
Books: Shades Of
In 2014, photographer
Ameruoso teamed up with Priscilla Presley, widow of Elvis, to publish a
photo book called Shades Of Elvis. Johnny was one of over 75
celebrities featured. All of the celebrities were
Ameruoso wearing Elvis' signature sunglasses, with quotes about Elvis
from each celebrity. A huge Elvis fan, Johnny was of course
obvious choice to participate. The book is available through
Shades Of Elvis Official
. See also a Promo
and a video
with Ameruoso for the book.
Magazines: Guitar (Germany)
Johnny is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of German Guitar
. Johnny is pictured from his performance with the Black Keys at
the MTV Video Awards in 2012. Thanks to Ina and Claudia for
their help with the content, which includes some information about some
of Johnny's guitars, with a spotlight on Johnny's Signature Duesenberg.
Johnny is also shown with The Kids and posing with friends
Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, and Keith Richards, and the P album is
shown. Though neither Johnny Depp Rocks nor I received credit, I was
contacted by the magazine prior to publication and I did give
Stars who can
sing… and those who should zip it
Of course, Johnny is a "star who can sing," and this March 2014 New
York Post article
agrees! They list several stars who can sing (Emma Thompson,
Kendrick, Sasha Baron Cohen, Kevin Spacey, Anne Hathaway, and of
course, Johnny). They also list several stars who they say
"should stick to lip-syncing." Let's be nice here, so for
list, you'll have to read the article!
Moonlighting Rocker Johnny Depp: A Guitar-Playing Pirate Looks at 50
In honor of Johnny's 50th
Birthday on June 9, 2013, Yahoo
takes a retrospective look at some of his notable musical pursuits
during his first 50 years. Here's hoping for an equal number
great musical collaborations during his next 50 years!
Johnny is an
In 2010, the National
Music Merchants unveiled a list of "Unexpected Musicians,"
features Johnny and other celebrities. You can see it at wannaplaymusic.com
Check back as more musical celebrities are added to the list!
Johnny is the
Favorite Movie Star Turned Musician
In 2012, Johnny won a People's
"In honor of Sunday's Oscars, Billboard.com has listed their favorite
Movie Stars Turned Musicians. Which of these 5 is your
(Never mind that Johnny was actually a musician before he started
acting!) Johnny won by a whopping 69%, followed by Jennifer
Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, and Steve Martin.
The poll had been a followup to the Billboard
piece on "25 Awesome Movie Stars Turned
saved the best for last, featuring Johnny on page 25. There
also a short YouTube snippet of him playing guitar on The Man That
Knows Too Much at the August 29, 2008 Sheila Witkin benefit.
I-35 Deluxe Guitar has been dubbed the "Johnny Depp"
By Guitar Player Magazine,
"because he's a striking movie star who
can carry Hollywood blockbusters, and still be believable in dark indie
films. The I-35 can do it all, as well, but, like a
champ, it'll cost you big time for the privilege of its partnership."
though it doesn't
include information on this limited edition.
We all enjoyed the 2011 film Rango, in which
Johnny's chameleon briefly strikes some poses with a guitar. Some
sharp-eyed person found the real "Rango" chameleon actually posing with
a guitar-shaped leaf! You can find anything on the Internet these
2012, Johnny and his long time friend and bandmate Bill Carter both got
tattoos of a boy playing a guitar. Bill has identified the
as his godson, Jack Depp! Way to go, Jack!
Alice Cooper Band guitarist Tommy Henriksen proudly displays his
t-shirt proclaiming himself not to be Johnny Depp. The photo was
taken in 2014.