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26 April 2019   Gallery Movies News The Professor 1 Comment

The poster for Johnny’s upcoming comedy and drama movie The Professor has finally arrived. For those who have missed the date, its official release date is May 17, 2019 for the United States.

19 April 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 3 Comments

Hollywood Vampire’s second studio album will be released on June 21, 2019.

It’s official: Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper will return on June 21 this year with their second album as Hollywood Vampires. The album is called Rise and will be a 16-track effort from the group, containing mostly original material written by the band itself. The album can be pre-saved here.

There are three covers included, however, as tributes to rock stars we lost too soon, including a version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” (performed by Johnny), Jim Carroll Band‘s “People Who Died” and Johnny Thunders‘ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (sung by Joe). Other tracks on the album include “I Want My Now,” “The Boogieman Surprise,” “We Gotta Rise” and “Mr. Spider.”

“Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” says Cooper in a statement. “I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy, and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album, we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock ‘n’ roll brothers.”

Perry adds that the album came from “pure creative energy” akin to the band’s live performances. “The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders,” he says. “There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Track list:
“I Want My Now”
“Good People Are Hard to Find”
“Who’s Laughing Now”
“How the Glass Fell”
“The Boogieman Surprise”
“Welcome to Bushwackers” (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
“The Wrong Bandage”
“You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”
“Git From Round Me”
“Heroes”
“A Pitiful Beauty”
“New Threat”
“Mr. Spider”
“We Gotta Rise”
“People Who Died”
“Congratulations”

13 April 2019   Movies News The Professor 5 Comments

So, apparently I missed sharing the latest trailer for Johnny’s upcoming movie The Professor with you, which was released two days ago. Shame on me!
For those who haven’t seen it yet, I’ll now gladly make good for it. By the way, the official release date has been set to be on May 17 in the United States. Enjoy!

6 April 2019   News Personal 8 Comments

Rest in peace, Jerry Judge, Johnny’s bodyguard and friend for 20 years.

We on Johnny Depp Network would like to express our sincerest condolences to Johnny and Mr. Jerry Judge’s family and friends. Today, April 06, 2019 one of Johnny’s close friends and his bodyguard for 20 years, Jerry Judge, has passed away. He was known as the “Life Angel” and was spotted on the red carpet, on movie sets, on tour alongside Johnny and even inspired his own fan page.

He also guarded Paul McCartney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas and Julia Roberts. Apart from being on Johnny’s side to ensure his security, he had cameos in several of Johnny’s films including “Sweeney Todd“. He was not only known as Johnny’s bodyguard and security, but mostly a friend and a helping hand on Johnny’s side. THANKS for everything you’ve done for him. We know you’re in a peaceful place now and taken great care of in heaven. Rest in peace, dear Jerry!.

Johnny was spotted in Lacock, Wiltshire, England for Fantastic Beasts 3.

Apparently, the production of Fantastic Beasts 3 has begun. As the title already says, Johnny was spotted in Lacock, Wiltshire in England to reprise his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts installment.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled for release in November 2020, continuing the pattern of the first film (November 2016) and its sequel (November 2018) but nothing has been confirmed yet. There are two more sequels to come, which means 5 Fantastic Beasts movies in total. We don’t know yet whether Johnny will appear as Grindelwald in the fourth and fifth movie though.

As the headline says, I marked this post as a rumor since it has NOT been confirmed whether Johnny’s stay in Lacock is connected to the start of production of Fantastic Beasts 3 or whether he was really seen at all. The news website reporting his appearances is Wiltshire Times.

19 March 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 1 Comment

RMW Team and the Hollywood Vampires themselves have revealed (on their official Twitter) that this year 2019, two new albums are planned to be released.

Super-group The Hollywood Vampires has revealed they are planning on releasing two new albums this year. Alice Cooper has said that the band will be unleashinga live album recorded last year in Europe, as well as their second studio record, comprised of originals sung by Cooper and three covers handled by Joe Perry and Johnny Depp.

The link to the original post on their Twitter feed can be found here.

Hollywood Vampires have officially revealed their Spring 2019 tour dates on their Twitter account. The tour starts in Las Vegas, CA on May 10 and ends in City Indio, CA on May 18 this year.

For more information about VIP tickets etc. and for the complete list of dates, visit the official website.

Dates:
5/10 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
5/11 – The Greek – Los Angeles, CA
5/12 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
5/14 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO
5/16 – Sandia Casino – Albuquerque, NM
5/17 – Talking Stick Casino – Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA

Fan Club Pre-sale: Tuesday 3/5 @ 10AM Local
VIP On Sale: Tuesday 3/5 @ 10AM Local
Public On Sale: Friday 3/8 @ 10AM Local

The Hollywood Vampires VIP packages will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5. VIP packages may include a meet & greet, photo with the band, a premium seat, and exclusive merchandise.

The waiting is over! We are now able to re-watch Johnny as villain Gellert Grindelwald in the latest Fantastic Beasts movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The movie is officially available on Digital.

To hold the Blu-Ray in our own hands though, we still have to be a little patient. The Blu-Ray’s official release date is March 12.

To buy and/or prepurchase Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, simply visit this link.

3 February 2019   Gallery Minamata Movies News 8 Comments

The first movie still of Johnny as W. Eugene Smith in “Minamata” has been revealed.

Johnny can be seen in the black and white photograph with a beard, glasses, beret and holding a camera, portraying the celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in his current movie project Minamata.

The movie is directed by Andrew Levitas (Lullaby) and is based on the Smith’s book, co-authored with his wife Aileen Mioko Smith, of the same name.

Bill Nighy has also been cast in the film, alongside Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Minami Hinase (Vision), Tadanobu Asano (Midway), Ryo Kase (Letters from Iwo Jima) and Jun Kunimura (Midway).

The film will focus on Smith’s journey to Japan and has been billed as “a redemptive thriller” that pitts Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata in 1971.

The first image has been added to our photo gallery. Enjoy!

23 December 2018   Movies News 27 Comments

Unfortunately, the rumors have been confirmed: Johnny Depp will not return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the coming Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Johnny’s tenure as Captain Jack Sparrow has officially come to an end, following a Disney executive’s confirmation that the actor will no longer be a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

The studio’s production chief, Sean Bailey, was speaking about the previously announced reboot – set to be written by Deadpool‘s Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese – when he was asked whether the series could survive without Johnny.

Rather than deny the reports, Bailey told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”