The first person to tell me of Johnny Depp's rock star ambitions was Noel Gallagher. He and the missus had rented a house on the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique in the months leading up to the recording of Be Here Now in 1997.
Johnny dropped in for a while and over many bottles of rum, he and Noel jammed on a series of songs, one of which, "Fade In-Out," made the final cut. Depp can be heard playing guitar on the song. "This wasn't the first time, either," Noel told me. "That's him on 'Fade Away' [from 1995's The Help Album, a Warchild charity record]."
Over the years, Depp has recorded/jammed/played with an impressive array of rock stars including his hero, Keith Richards. And lest we forget P, a group that featured Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers and occasional appearances by Flea, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Al Jourgensen of Ministry.
Start with "Fade In-Out" and then click here for a list of Johnny Depp's rock star dalliances.