Johnny Depp strums a ‘haunting’ tune for Instagram fans, did you know he wanted to be a rock musician at 12?
Johnny Depp has a way to take a slice of your heart, especially if you wake up to him playing a tune or two on the guitar. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star took to his new Instagram account to share a video of him playing a melodious tune.
With the caption, "Sending you all my love, and thank you for staying on this long road with me. JD," he posted the clip as he artfully strummed the guitar in a corner of a dim-lit room decorated with burning candles.
Did you know he wanted to be a rock musician when he was a child? When he was 12, he got a guitar as a gift from his mother and started playing with various local bands. He even joined a band named The Kids from 1980 to 1984, which eventually broke up and changed its name to Six Gun Method on the scent of a record deal.
Soon after, Depp got in touch with the band Rock City Angels and co-wrote their song, 'Mary', which appeared on their debut Geffen Records album Young Man's Blues. In fact, his first wife, Lori Anne Allison, was the sister of the band's bassist and singer. They were married for two years when she worked as a make-up artist and he did a couple of odd jobs. It was Lori who introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who went on to advise Depp to take up acting.
But his love for music barely vanished. His beloved character, Captain Jack Sparrow, has been modeled after The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards! Isn't it fascinating? In 2015, Depp was instrumental in getting the supergroup Hollywood Vampires together with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, where he also reunited with Bruce Witkin from his early 1980s band The Kids. Depp's friend, Perry, once said, "...in some ways, he's a better guitar player than I am." Lately, Depp released a cover of John Lennon's 'Isolation' with guitarist Jeff Beck.
This is not the first time he posted something with his guitar on Instagram. A few days ago, he shared a picture of him with his guitar and wrote, "A pic from the Studio, when @kirkhammett (of @metallica, obviously) brought the famous guitar, 'Greeny' over for a visit... It is the '59 Les Paul, once owned and played for many, many moons, by the incredible Peter Green from early days of Fleetwood Mac!!! I was and remain, somewhat, in shock!!! An incredible experience!!! The painting on the wall is one I made of an old friend... My old dog, Mooh, who sadly passed away back when I was away on-location filming, 'Public Enemies'. He was a very gentle boy and I still miss him greatly!"
No sooner did he share his video, fans were taken aback and some even shared a few lyrics for the tune. "I like it, it's beautiful and I've old lyrics to put on, her name is fluster shock or one other in the sky but I say that I say nothing," one commented.
Posting a poem, one wrote, "Poem 'Effect' by me, #DeppHead of Romania "Swept away by stroke of guitar strings/We all forget we're just human beings/ By the light of candle lights we listen/To this melodious ballad and we vision/The love and support you send us all From the 1st chord we came to your call Because you're a wonder spring of talent/The whole world watches with excitement" With all my love for you, Johnny ❤🤗 and for you."
"It was really superb sir. End was really really blasting I am biggest fan of your guitar skills you always inspired me," one fan said and another wrote, "Just share your lovely videos over & over, and make Instagram more beautiful love."
One fan said, "Channeling some Neil Young a'la Dead Man soundtrack, eh?" Another simply spilled his love, "JD is the best person on the planet!"
Depp's tunes and his lovely posts make the lockdown a little more bearable, don't they?