Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry spoke in a recent interview with Consequence of Sound, made a strong claim about the guitar playing of famous actor Johnny Depp.

Joe Perry paid respect to Johhny Depp, and claimed that ‘he would rather be a rock star than an actor’. Here’s the entire statement:

“I think that if he had his druthers, he would rather be a rock star – not a rock star in the sense of being famous as a rock star, but having that as his gig. I’m not sure if he’s so enamored with the fame.

He certainly has the drive and the chops to do it. If people know anything about Johnny, he did go to California with his band to try and make it, and he just kind of fell into the acting thing, and discovered he had this incredible talent and really used it.

I mean, obviously, I know him pretty well, and I know he really respects that talent, and he really gives it all he’s got. But he really is an outsider, as far as that goes. He just found his own path.

But he’s a musician from the word ‘go.’ I’ve never met any actors through him. I’ve met musicians through him – plenty of them – but no actors. And you know, walking through his place, he’s got a studio in the living room and guitars hanging on the walls. When I met him, we became pretty fast friends.”

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