Sunday, June 26, 2011

VIDEO: Johnny Depp joins Alice Cooper at London’s 100 Club

Alice Cooper rocked the legendary 100 Club in London Sunday night.

"It's been a while since we played such an intimate venue, but strip away the theatrics and we are a pedal-to-the-metal rock band, born in clubs like the 100 Club,” Alice said prior to the show. “We play every show like that anyway, and it will be fantastic to reconnect in that atmosphere. This show comes with a health warning — 'We don't do acoustic, this will be loud."

The 200 tickets for this rare, intimate club show sold out immediately. Fans were treated to a 17-song set full of surprises, including covers by many of the UK giants who played the club in their formative years: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, and a Yardbirds classic was thrown in to boot.

There was a buzz in the air about a special guest for the show, which was played up all day Sunday by Alice’s Facebook team, who posted teasers about who the guest might be.

Turns out the guest was actor Johnny Depp, currently in England filming Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows." Depp strapped on his guitar and joined Cooper and crew for “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out.”

Depp had pursued a career as a musician before he became a full-time actor in the 1980s; he also famously once co-owned Los Angeles’ Viper Room club.

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100 Club – London, UK – June 26, 2011

01 - Train Kept A-Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
02 - Under My Wheels
03 - No More Mr. Nice Guy
04 - Is It My Body
05 - Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones cover)
06 - I'll Bite Your Face Off
07 - Muscle of Love
08 - Cold Ethyl
09 - Billion Dollar Babies
10 - Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles cover)
11 - Poison
12 - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
13 - I'm Eighteen (with Johnny Depp)
14 - School's Out (with Johnny Depp)
15 - Elected
16 - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals cover)
17 - Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

photo (above): Johnny Depp waits to join Alice Cooper onstage at the 100 Club.

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Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen
With guest Johnny Depp
100 Club – London, UK – June 26, 2011

Alice Cooper – School’s Out
With guest Johnny Depp
100 Club – London, UK – June 26, 2011

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