Johnny Depp Opens Up About His Australian Dog Drama

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Johnny Depp Says It Was ‘Shocking’ to Work With Army of Guests on ‘Hollywood Vampires’.

You may recall Johnny Depp’s views on Hollywood stars launching musical careers: “That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick,” he said earlier this year. “I’ve been very lucky to play on friends’ records and it’s still going.The new Hollywood Vampires album is almost certainly the most star-studded rock record of the year — but Johnny Depp, who worked alongside Alice Cooper on the project, says it really didn’t start out that way. “I had already written a bunch of music, and we started recording and then it became this Vampire thing,” Depp recalled during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Looking back on the sessions — which ended up luring the likes of Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Joe Perry – he laughed, “It was pretty shocking.” The record, which evolved over a period of several years, was inspired by Cooper’s years spent partying with an Los Angeles-based crew of liquor-loving rock stars that included Keith Moon, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson.

That won’t ever exist.” The Johnny Depp Band might not exist, but the Hollywood Vampires do – that’s the band featuring Depp alongside his friend Alice Cooper – with whom he played in London in 2011 – and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, who’ve recorded an album featuring special guests including Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Slash and the late Christopher Lee. Just in case you were thinking Depp might be the passenger in such august company, here’s some documentary evidence to the contrary – the man himself laying down his solo for the album’s final track, Dead Drunk Friends. If you told them you were going to do an album after they were gone called ‘All My Dead Drunk Friends,’ they would have died laughing.” The process proved instructive in more ways than one for Depp, who told Kimmel he used Perry while preparing for his role as infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in his latest film, Black Mass. “Joe’s got a pretty thick Boston accent,” he pointed out. “So I just sponged it.” It seems unlikely that the entire Hollywood Vampires gang will find its way back onstage for any single live date, but fans will have a few opportunities to find out starting next week, when Cooper, Depp and Perry lead a band that’s currently scheduled to include Guns N’ Roses vets Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum through a pair of gigs at the Roxy on L.A.’s Sunset Strip Sept. 16 and 17.

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