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Johnny Depp may be one of the most beloved movie stars of our day, but he hasn't forgotten his childhood dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom (he even started his record label last year). Depp joined hard-rocking music legend Alice Cooper, on stage during a small show at London's intimate 100 Club. Watch Depp rock out on the guitar below!
Earlier on Sunday, Cooper had Tweeted that there would be a "Special Guest" at that night's show, which was promoting the release of his new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. The 63-year-old musician teased his followers: "You'll never guess don't even bother..."
Fans came with cellphone cameras at the ready. And when Depp, 48, took the stage after being introduced by Cooper as "the blues master, Mr Johnny D. from Kentucky," it appeared that every single person in the audience was filming the moment.
Depp, wearing a cap, sunglasses and a sleeveless vest to display his various tattoos, looked every bit the rock star as he accompanied the wild-haired, mascara-wearing Cooper on such classics as "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out." And the small audience surely seemed to approve. Former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel was there, tweeting, "Oh my god johnny depp just got on stage with Alice cooper wtf omg I love this right now I'm speechless!!!!!"
Depp, former owner of the famous Los Angeles nightclub the Viper Room, has performed with numerous bands in his day, and Cooper jokingly offered Depp a place in the band after the performance. "I think we could use another guitar player," he said. "If this whole movie thing doesn't work out, call us."
The "movie thing" is going pretty well for Depp, however. His latest film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Depp just became one of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time at the international box office (the fourth Depp movie to make that list), and he's currently in London working with frequent collaborator Tim Burton on Dark Shadows -- a film in which Mr. Cooper is rumored to have a cameo.
So it looks like Cooper and Depp's collaboration will continue!