Hollywood Vampires is reportedly the name of the supergroup that Johnny Depp recently formed with rock icons Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Surprisingly, this decision of his to dabble in music came only several weeks after he publicly expressed his revulsion at the way certain actors dabble in music, said The Guardian.
"That whole idea for me is a sickening thing," Depp said last month, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "I hate the idea, 'Come see me play the guitar because you've seen me in 12 movies.' It shouldn't be that way. You want the people who are listening to the music to only be interested in the music."
"I've been very lucky to play on friends' records, and it's still going," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star added. "Music is still part of my life. But you won't be hearing the Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist."
It was Cooper who made the announcement regarding the project. He took to Instagram on Valentine's Day to tell his fans and followers that the Hollywood Vampires will be performing at the Brazilian festival, "Rock in Rio," and that they will be sharing the same stage with System of A Down and Queens of the Stone Age, Telegraph noted.
This newly formed band has also reportedly been in the same recording studio with Paul McCartney. Express has reported that just last year, Perry told The Chicago Sun-Times about the special encounter with the former Beatle.
"I was in the studio with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, playing guitar," Perry shared. "And the three of us are looking at each other, like, 'Hey. We're sitting here with Paul McCartney!' We're all looking at each other like open-mouthed kids. It's the great ego leveler."
Cooper recently spoke very highly of Depp during an interview with Rolling Stone. "He's become a close friend and collaborator," Cooper said. "We've done a lot of recording together recently. He is really a very talented and cool guy. Johnny is a guy who doesn't have to do anything. He does things because he wants to do them. It's not about his ego."