Cooper, who performs with Perry and Depp in the group Hollywood Vampires, tells EonMusic that Depp’s guitar knowledge is deep.
“Johnny is one of these guys that just loves that era, and he’s a killer guitar player,” Cooper says.
“Joe Perry heard that, and he called up and said, ‘Can I get guitar lessons from you?’ So that’s how good Johnny is.”
Depp does indeed play guitar in the 2000 movie, and performs on two songs on the movie soundtrack album, including “Minor Swing,” heard below.
Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut album last year. They’ll be playing dates in North America and Europe in the coming months.
By Christopher Scapelliti for Guitar Player