In an interview with Radio Forrest, Blue Oyster Cult singer Eric Bloom shared his opinions on Hollywood Vampires member Johnny Depp and revealed whether he was really a good guitar player or not.
As you may recall, Hollywood Vampires was founded by the rock music icon Alice Cooper, the famous actor Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry from Aerosmith back in 2015. The band’s name was inspired by the drinking club formed by Cooper himself in the 70s which even included The Beatles legends, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, and many more celebrities at the time.
Recently, Blue Oyster Cult frontman Eric Bloom joined an interview with Radio Forrest and answered questions about the famous Hollywood actor Johnny Depp concerning his ability to play in a rock band with Alice Cooper. The interviewer asked whether Bloom considered Depp as a successful guitarist or not.
Initially, Eric mentioned his recent conversation with Alice Cooper during which he mentioned quite nice things about Johnny Depp and continued:
“Yeah, he is not bad. I’ve talked to Alice Cooper the other day and we were discussing the lockdown, we were discussing how everybody’s recording now. He says that everyone he knows is now recording music in lockdown. So we’re looking at a lot of new albums in 2021.
So, he also said that the Hollywood Vampires – Johnny Depp is in that band, -are supposed to be on tour in Japan right now, of course, it’s canceled. So Alice has nothing but good things to say about Johnny’s guitar playing.”
Furthermore, Bloom recalled the time he did a gig with Hollywood Vampires back in 2018 and revealed that Johnny Depp was very ‘pleasant’ and ‘approachable’ comparing to other Hollywood stars and added:
“And I did that gig with them last year – actually, late 2018, on Christmas – with Alice, and yeah, it’s surprising, I had no idea that he’s a pretty good guitar player.
And he was not stand-offish or anything, he was not like, ‘Leave me alone, don’t talk to me way,’ as some Hollywood people might. He was very pleasant and very approachable.”
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