Multi-talented actor and musician Johnny Depp joined veteran rockers Aerosmith onstage for the encore of their hometown gig in Boston this week.
Depp, who is currently situated in Boston while filming Black Mass, was introduced as a special guest by lead singer Steven Tyler. "Yo! Bringing out on stage my good friend, Mr Johnny Depp!" Tyler exclaimed at the Xfinity Center, according to the Mail Online, before Depp took the stage wearing a black button-up shirt and a newsboy cap slung backwards across his head. The band launched into their well known cover of the blues standard "Train Kept A Rollin'," with Depp's low-slung James Trussart guitar joining the six-string assault of Brad Whitford and Joe Perry. The band even afforded Depp a solo on the uptempo riff-rocker.
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Johnny Depp, while internationally known for his prowess as an actor, is no stranger to music. Last month, he joined Willie Nelson on stage, Rolling Stone reports. Depp has performed with a wide range of other artists, and previously joined Aerosmith onstage twice in 2012 while they were performing in Los Angeles. Earlier that year, he contributed backing vocals to their latest studio album, Songs from Another Dimension.
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Depp has also performed onstage with Alice Cooper, and in 2012, he joined the Black Keys for the MTV Movie Awards, performing "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling." At the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods awards, Johnny Depp performed with Marylin Manson, and added his guitar to Manson's cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." In the 90s, Depp recorded with Britpop superstars Oasis, and his slide guitar lines can be heard on the band's third album, Be Here Now.
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Black Mass sees Depp stepping into the role of Whitey Bulger, a notorious gangster whose life formed part of the basis for Martin Scorsese's The Departed. As The Inquisitr previously noted, Johnny Depp was all but unrecognizable during the filming, as he disappeared into the role of the balding, seedy crime boss. The film has drawn criticism from South Boston natives, who worry that Black Mass will glorify Bulger.
Depp's fiance, Amber Heard, was also in the audience for the Aerosmith show, taking a break from filming her own project, The Adderall Diaries, in New York. She has been engaged to Johnny Depp since Christmas Eve 2013.
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