I admit it. I'm prejudiced (against Johnny Depp.)

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  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Whenever I see him holding a guitar I change the channel. Should I give him a chance? It seems like he's a rich poser with a stylist. Your thoughts?
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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    :laugh: :roflmao:
  3. I mean, can the dude play guitar? Yes, he actually plays. And he plays quite well if you're into that genre. Otherwise Alice Cooper wouldn't have formed a band with him. Does he do a lot of lead solo stuff? No, he leaves that to Joe Perry, who is also in that same group Cooper formed. Mostly he sticks to rhythm stuff and backing vocals. But he is good enough to share a stage with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Duff McKagen. So I'd say he isn't terrible.

    You should probably look up "Hollywood Vampires" instead of his goofy tv commercials for some obscure cologne he's trying to sell. :thumbsup:
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  4. E2942


    Jan 25, 2022
    I'm not a great guitar player, but damn he's embarrassing.
    If I know he'll be performing with anyone I just make sure to miss it.

    Hollywood Vampires is the prime example, he ruins the whole thing.
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  5. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I picture him running off stage to bury his bracelets in the desert.
  6. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    He was appearing with Jeff Beck in my area this fall. From what I heard it was more sad than good. You wouldn't think that Beck would need the publicity stunt, which is what it likely is.
  7. E2942


    Jan 25, 2022
    Apparently he's joined the Cooper band on stage & they already had 3 guitar players.
    It's kind of sad that he's able to insert himself just by being friends with Perry.

    On the other hand, good for him, but bad for the reputation of everyone around him.
    The Hollywood Vampires were taken more seriously when they were an eclectic group of drunks in the attic of the Rainbow by the restrooms with Morrison & Dolenz.
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  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    He went to LA to be a musician(then fell into acting)as self-satirized in this video…

    I’ve seen him sit in with Ian Hunter, and with Beck years ago. He was not exceptional, but he was competent. Beck does whatever the hell he wants, I don’t think he “needs” Depp, any more than Depp needs Beck. I listened to a interview with them on Little Steven’s Sirius Radio channel, they have a genuine rapport, and there was deference to Beck on Johnny’s part. I can think of worse musical ‘posing’ on the part of other actors…Bruce Willis, Steven Segal, even Belushi/Aykroyd. As for the HV, it’s just a side thing for fun, a Busman’s Holliday, a chance to play favorite covers. If Depp was so miserable, why would pros like Cooper and Perry put up with him? They have their own following. It keeps people entertained, and it keeps a friend of mine, Chris(the bass player), employed.
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  9. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
  10. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Plenty of posers out there LOL
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  11. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I'd play bass for him. He has connections. I wouldn't be happy, but he has connections.
  12. tb4sbp


    May 9, 2017
    North East
    I like the HV
    I think Depp loves to play
    Would any one of us not jump at the chance to play legends?
    And yes, he went to Hollywood to be a musician and got into acting
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  13. Shepsdad


    Sep 22, 2019
    I say good for him. I don’t think JD is the happiest guy in the world, but if being on stage brings him a little happiness, then that’s what he should be doing. He’s made millions of people happy all over the world, I’m not gonna rag on the guy for putting himself in a situation where he’s surrounded by great musicians. Hell, I’d do the same if I were him.
  14. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Fresno California
    Sorry… but Dior Sauvage is HARDLY obscure. It’s been in the top 5 most popular fragrances worldwide for a few years now. Plus, it smells amazing, when used in extreme moderation.
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  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    It can’t beat Drakar. Heh.
  16. E2942


    Jan 25, 2022
    Why would he choose Louisiana to become a musician?
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  17. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Fresno California
    Top kek. Drakkar Noir and Aqua Di Gio are in a league of their own… a very dated but well respected league.
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  18. He's an actor. period. I saw that movie years ago. So he gets to play rhythm with some big name people; BFD. Lots of us could do this. In his case, he's a living gimmick.
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  19. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I'd take him more seriously if he was in an ad campaign for Brut 33.
  20. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Do they still make Brut 33?
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