10 Famous Actors Who Are Also Famous-ish Musicians

Johnny Depp – Hollywood Vampires


Yep, Hollywood Vampires is actually a rock group formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry. Their aim is to pay homage to music giants who died from excess in the 1970s, amongst which are John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and hellraisers like Keith Moon (The Who), and Micky Dolenz (The Monkees). As they toured, the group often had support from other stars like Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N Roses) and Robert DeLeo from (Stone Temple Pilots). They had one studio album featuring guest musicians like Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, and Christopher Lee. Interestingly, Johnny Depp also had individual performances as a musician, playing slide guitar on multiple Oasis songs including ‘Fade In-Out’, on ‘Fade Away (Warchild Version)’ (B-side of the ‘Don’t Go Away’ single). But that’s not the end of it. He part of “P,” a group formed by Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

In the movies:

It’s hard to talk about movies today and not think of the name ‘Johnny Depp’. Seriously, where hasn’t this guy appeared? Nominated for 3 oscars, right now he is one of the most recognized faces in entertainment and has starred or appeared in well over 40 movies, which range from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Platoon (1986), Cry-Baby (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), and Ed Wood (1994), all the way to Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and to be released next year Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Murder on the Orient Express.