Brad Pitt And Johnny Depp Are Smiling And Partying Like It’s 1999: Music And Old Friends Take The Sting Out [Opinion]

Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are smiling again, partying again and enjoying life despite their messy divorces. Depp’s divorce finalized today, and while the custody battle continues for Pitt, Brad seems to be a lot more relaxed since the public accusations from Angelina Jolie have finally stopped.

Brad Pitt’s beautiful smile returned as he hung out with Sting and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. Brad Pitt is no longer sequestered in private. First Pitt surprised everyone by presenting at the Golden Globes on January 8, and most recently Brad appearing with Sting and Cornell at the EBMRF Benefit in Malibu.

•12 January, 1990• •Concert Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada• Tour: Louder Than Love Song: LOUD LOVE “Soon the adonis-like Cornell was standing on local stages, shirtless and wild-haired, unleashing his otherworldly operatic screams. It wasn’t just that he screamed though, anyone can do that. His piercing voice has an unusual emotional precision. Even from their earliest recordings, like their tracks on the 1985 compilation Deep Six, he nails each melody like a bullet hitting its target at close range. Unlike most rock singers, Cornell looked at his voice as a work-in-progress. He spent hours every day singing so hard that the neighbors could always hear him a capella, keeping his vocal chords in shape just as athletes train their bodies.”- Circus Magazine, 1997 #soundgarden #kimthayil #mattcameron #chriscornell #jasoneverman

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Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp’s wives have left, but things are looking up for both of them thanks to the healing properties of rock and roll music. It seems Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are both in a situation that is a lot like that Bad Company song, “Gone, Gone, Gone.” Lyrics are quoted from Metrolyrics.

“Well, I been havin’ a little trouble lord
But I’m keepin’ it together yeah
My baby just walked out the doors
She said this time forever”

Brad Pitt is apparently no longer brooding over his upcoming divorce and custody battle. In fact, seeing Sting is bound to remind him of better days before Brad Pitt hooked up with Angelina Jolie. Did Brad Pitt’s mind flash back to 1999? Back then, he and his new fiancée, Jennifer Aniston, took to the stage at another Sting concert so long ago, according to Lainey Gossip. Music and nostalgia can be healing.

Johnny Depp can certainly relate. Johnny Depp spent most of his eight months separation from Amber Heard on tour with Hollywood Vampires. Hanging out with longtime friends Marylin Manson, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry certainly seemed to chase those messy divorce blues away for Johnny Depp.

Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper Johnny Depp and Joe Perry

Marylin Manson powerfully defended Johnny Depp in the media during the worst of Amber Heard’s accusations, and Alice Cooper was quite protective of Johnny Depp as well. See the story on the Inquisitr.

Johnny Depp’s bandmate Alice Cooper explained to The Sun that Johnny Depp really didn’t seem upset by Amber’s angry departure at all.

“We never heard about it on tour. We never talked about it, not once. I’ve never seen him in such a good mood, though.”

Brad Pitt is focusing on his health, according to a source for US Weekly.

“He’s focusing on himself again, watching what he eats and has a chef making him healthy meals.”

Brad Pitt has hired a chef. Is that anything like hiring a maid and taking her on a cruise? Again, this comment about Brad Pitt is reminiscent of Bad Company’s “Gone, Gone, Gone.”

“I’m gonna miss you cleanin’ round the home
And helpin’ with my blues
You know I think I’ll get myself a maid
And take her on a cruise.”

Brad Pitt and Sting

Brad Pitt might just have the right idea, though. Men don’t always eat healthy when left to their own devices. Why not hire a personal chef to ensure proper nutrition. It seems to be working well for Brad. Rumor has it that Brad Pitt has lost a lot of weight, but at least Pitt looks happier than he has in a long while.

Johnny Depp probably wasn’t eating right on his Hollywood Vampires tour, but with Alice Cooper around, Johnny Depp is bound to have benefited from good companionship and fun.


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For Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, yes divorce is sad, especially when the other person is saying just awful things to the media, but at least Pitt and Depp still have friends. Johnny Depp’s divorce is going to cost him $14 million in charitable contributions, and Brad Pitt could lose custody of his children.

Divorce is very sad, but in both cases, the decision is out of their hands. Why shouldn’t Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp turn to good friends and good music, or better yet, good friends who make good music?

Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are going to be OK thanks to Sting, Chris Cornell, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

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