“Oh, yeah, Johnny Depp is a musician, isn’t he?” That is surely what Johnny Depp wants you to think when you think of him and music. He certainly doesn’t want you thinking of his musical success as well as his movie success, because that idea just sickens him. Actors riding on their fame to become musicians? “That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick,” Depp said – in a manner not all dissimilar to a specific discourse particular to kitchenware – at the Berlin premiere of Mortdecai.
“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 A.V Club helpfully points out all the places you can hear Depp’s music and all the recordings he has made as a guest of rock stars. “All of these gigs were products of Depp’s solid, much-sought-after rhythm guitar work, rather than sickening indulgences afforded to the very famous.”