- Alice Cooper said Johnny Depp has been writing songs as he couldn’t wait to get back on stage again
- Depp’s personal issues won’t affect the Hollywood Vampires’ next album, Cooper said
- Depp has been writing songs that reflect his personal issues and Cooper is expecting them to be interesting
Johnny Depp has been busy writing songs as he is planning to come back on stage with his band, the Hollywood Vampires.
Depp’s appeal in his “wife-beater” case against The Sun had been denied. While he still has a legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard, his close friend and bandmate Alice Cooper assured fans that Depp’s personal issues won’t affect their supergroup’s new album. In fact, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is already eager to perform on stage again. Depp and Cooper formed the Hollywood Vampires alongside Aerosmith’s Joe Perry in 2015.
“There’s no drama,” Cooper told The Daily Beast. “[Johnny] said, ‘Hey, that’s another world. That has nothing to do with what I’m doing in the band.’ He’s like, ‘I can’t wait to get back onstage.’ He’s one of my best buddies.”
Cooper also shared that Depp has been writing songs. He believes that the new tracks would reflect his recent personal dramas.
“I know Johnny was writing all last year, when that whole thing was going on with him. But you know, that’s not going to stop him from going home and writing. In fact, it probably helped. I’m expecting some pretty interesting songs,” he continued. “It’ll be great when we all get together. You know, the crazy thing about that band is you’ve got eight guys in the band, and you’ve got three alpha males leading it, but there’s never been one argument. Nobody’s ever even raised their voice to anybody in that band. It’s really cool.”
Cooper also supported Depp’s album with Jeff Beck. He reminded those who thought Depp wasn’t a guitar player that “he can play.” In fact, when Perry got sick and couldn’t play in New York, Depp and Tommy Henriksen played all the leads to the shock of the audience.
“People were shocked. They just went, ‘What?!’ They didn’t know he was that good,” he added.
Cooper defended Depp amid his legal battle with Heard in 2019. According to him, the reports against the “Fantastic Beasts” star were all false.
“All the stuff you heard last year about Johnny, 99 percent was just bull,” Cooper told Billboard. “I’ve never seen him look better in my life. I’ve never seen him happier. I’ve never heard him play better, and the way the press would have it is he’s a total destruction and ready to die. Totally not true.”
Meanwhile, some Twitter users likened Heard to Rosamund Pike’s manipulative character in “Gone Girl” named Amy Elliott Dunne. The movie revolved around Amy, a popular author of children’s books, who appeared innocent but was very manipulative. She manipulated her husband, Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne, by plotting her own death and carefully calculating her diabolical steps to get the outcome she wanted.
One social media user said those who don’t have time to read and review the court documents should just watch “Gone Girl” because it is Heard’s story.