He is not only a talented actor. Calling Johnny Depp multi-talented would be an understatement.
The man can play guitar, and has played guitar with some of the biggest faces in the music industry, he can paint, he is a photographer, and he can write exquisitely.
A modern renaissance man.
"I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do."
The Kids – ca. 1980
The teenage Depp dropped out of high school in Miramar, Florida, to pursue a career in music. His first band of note, the Kids, achieved a bit of success in the area, opening for the likes of the Ramones, Iggy Pop, the Pretenders, and Talking Heads. Eventually, they decided to move to L.A. in hopes of hitting it big, but the band split before getting a record deal. Depp soon decided to try acting, on the advice of his wife’s friend Nicolas Cage.
Hollywood Vampires is an American rock supergroup formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s.