Johnny Depp might be the last person you would expect to turn up at a concert in Australia, but that’s exactly what happened in Brisbane on Friday night. Not only did Depp take in the concert, but he decided to participate himself, rocking out with Marilyn Manson on stage to the musician’s hit song “The Beautiful People.”
Depp, who is in Australia filming the latest sequel in the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise, is no musical novice. In fact, Johnny Depp’s original dream was to become a rock star. That dream has recently become a reality, as Depp has joined Alice Cooper’s re-incarnation of his 1970s super group, The Hollywood Vampires. The original Vampires included Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, and Keith Moon. In addition to Depp and Cooper, the reincarnation of the Vampires also includes Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. The band will soon be playing their first gig as part of the Rock In Rio festival.
As Johnny Depp took the stage Friday in Brisbane, it was very apparent that he is in town reprising his old role as Captain Jack Sparrow. He sported a red bandanna and beard as he rocked out on his guitar at The Tivoli, a famous Brisbane location.
This isn’t the first time that Depp has appeared musically with Manson. Johnny joined Manson on the stage at The Roxy in West Hollywood back in November. Depp has also joined Manson in the studio, as Manson released a song in 2012 (“You’re So Vain,” a Carly Simon cover) as part of his Born Villain album that featured Depp on drums and guitar.
Depp’s movie career has experienced a down turn in recent years, with many of his releases (most notably The Longer Ranger) bombing at the box office. Some have even wondered if Depp would start to focus on his musical career and move away from acting.
Depp appears to be going back to what was a success in the past in an attempt to re-kindle some box office glory. He recently finished filming a sequel to 2010’s Alice In Wonderland. The new film, Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass, is set for a 2016 release. Further, Depp’s current filming duties in Australia for Pirates Of The Caribbean should almost guarantee future positive production at the box office, so Depp’s film career should be experiencing a resurgence very soon as a result of some new spins on these past glories.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is slated for a 2017 release.
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