Depp: Actors Shouldn’t Make Music

I guess the remark doesn’t apply to appearing in “Sweeney Todd.” In comments that are unlikely to endear him to Russell Crowe and Jared Leto, Johnny Depp took aim at actors who capitalize on their fame to make music, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Speaking at the Berlin premiere of his latest film, “Mortdecai,” Depp didn’t hold back in slamming those of his profession who fancy themselves as musicians. “That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick,” he told reporters. Depp himself plays guitar and has played on records by British band Oasis as well as recorded and performed with Marilyn Manson, as he did last November. He also played guitar with supergroup The New Basement Tapes and was featured in the 2014 Showtime documentary “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued.” Dabbling with music though is fine, according to the actor. “I’ve been very lucky to play on friends’ records and it’s still going. Music is still part of my life…. But you won’t be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won’t ever exist.”

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