Johnny Depp joins Alice Cooper on stage at London concert (Video)
Johnny Depp joined Alice Cooper and his band on stage at a concert in London on Sunday, June 26, for a surprise performance.
Wearing a brown vest, a hat and his signature shades, the 48-year-old actor played an electric guitar as Cooper, 63, sang his 1970s hits "School's Out" and "I'm Eighteen" as well as the 1979 Pink Floyd classic "Another Brick In The Wall" before a cheering crowed at the sold-out concert at the famed 100 Club on Oxford Street.
"Hailing from Kentucky, Mr. Johnny D," Cooper said as Depp came on stage, according to audience member Justin Ng, who reviewed the concert on the website entertainment-focus.com and took photos (see above).
After the performance, Depp and Cooper hugged. The veteran rocker then said into his microphone: "I think we could use another guitar player, right? Johnny, this whole movie thing ... If it doesn't pan out, join us, okay?"
Depp, one of the most popular film actors in the world, smiled, shook his head and exited the stage.
"So the Alice Cooper special guest at the 100 Club was Johnny Depp and the boy can play," Nick Blunden, who attended the concert, said on his Twitter page on Sunday. "Totally and utterly amazing gig. #bestgigsever."
Twitter user Jamie Coomber echoed his comments, saying: "Johnny was playing the guitar and he can bloody play too! @100clubLondon was certainly alive tonight, one of the best gigs ever."
Just before his performance, a photo of Depp with his guitar was posted on Cooper's official Facebook page with a caption that read: "Johnny Depp!! Waiting to jump on stage with Alice for 18 and Schools Out!."
Depp had pursued a career as a musician before he became a full-time actor in the 1980s and also once co-owned the famed Viper Room club, which is located in the Sunset Strip rock district of Los Angeles.
One of the movies he is currently working on, Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," began filming in England in mid-May. Depp resides in France with his girlfriend and their son and daughter.
Depp has performed with major rock stars before. In August 2010, he and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder accompanied Patti Smith on guitar on stage at a benefit concert in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Cooper and Depp both appeared in the 1991 horror film "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare." Depp made his on-screen debut with the first movie in the series, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," which was released in 1984.
Three years later, he became more famous due to his role in the cop show "21 Jump Street." Depp recently filmed a cameo for a 2012 film adaptation.
Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Furnier, is currently touring Europe, the United States, Russia and Australia with his band through November.
Cooper is known for his horror-themed concerts. During Sunday's gig, the rocker came out on stage wearing a giant snake around his neck. He also performed the stunt when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.
The rocker said on his website in mid-June that he plans to release a new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the follow-up to his first solo record, in September.
Check out two fan-made videos of Johnny Depp's performance at Alice Cooper's concert at London's 100 Club below.