Current World Heavyweight Fighting The Hot Grand Champion Johnny Depp totally gets the sicks and rolls his eyeballs at famous actors who get into the music game because they want to be more famous. You know how your 16 year old self (who used to jack it to Donnie Brasco-era Johnny Depp) cries while thinking about what he did to himself? That’s the way Johnny Depp feels when he sees an actor trying to be a rock star.
While promoting Mortified (or however you spell it) in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter says that Johnny shat on actors who start bands for the wrong reasons. Even though Johnny started a band with Gibby Haynes in 1993, he doesn’t put himself in the same category as those fake fuck actors who aren’t real musicians. Johnny says that music is his first love and he doesn’t use his famous name to get people to come and see him play.
“That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick. I’ve been very lucky to play on friends’ records and it’s still going. Music is still part of my life…. But you won’t be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won’t ever exist.
The kind of luxury now is, anybody with a certain amount of success, if you have a kind of musical being, you can go out and start a band and capitalize on your work in other areas. But 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.”
Somebody should hand Jared Leto, ScarJo, Ryan Gosling, Jada Pinkett Smith, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton and Kevin Costner a Bounty paper towel to wipe the splatters of oil off of their faces, because Johnny Depp just threw them a greasy side-eye. Any trick involved in The Long Ranger shouldn’t be calling out anyone’s artistic integrity, but half of me agrees with Johnny. My soul really didn’t need that ScarJo album of Tom Waits covers. But on the other hand, Johnny still needs to shut his trash mouth, because if actors didn’t say to themselves, “I think I’m going to record some songs just because I can,” then we would have never been blessed with a musical and visual masterpiece like this: