Johnny Depp “Would rather play guitar than act,” says Alice Cooper

Depp’s Hollywood Vampires bandmate spoke of his focus shift towards music.

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Alice Cooper has spoken about Johnny Depp’s shift towards a focus on music, while also noting that he told Depp “not to lose his day job” of acting. The pair play together alongside Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry in the Hollywood Vampires.

Cooper made the comments to Three Sides of The Coin, speaking about Depp’s change in focus towards music rather than films: “people are really surprised when they hear him play because they don’t realize how good of a guitar player he is. I think he’d rather play guitar than act. I told him not to lose his day job, because we can’t pay him $25 million a show, but I think he loves playing guitar and he loves being up on stage.”

Cooper also noted the supergroup had developed a stable dynamic: “you take three alpha males like that — and that’s not counting the other guys in the band that are all in big bands — and realise that there’s never been an argument, there’s never been anybody leaving stage angry.”

Cooper is set to continue his solo tour in 2020, taking it to Australia and New Zealand in February, while the Hollywood Vampires will kick off a European tour in August next year.

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