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Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp Join Rock in Rio lineup for Debut Gig

Ross Halfin/UMeJohnny Depp may find the whole idea of actors in bands sickening, as he once told an Australian newspaper, but the movie star will put those opinions aside for the chance to play a gig with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this September.

The Hollywood Vampires -- a supergroup  formed by Cooper -- is named for the rambunctious group of musicians the singer hung around with at Los Angeles's Rainbow Bar and Grill in the Seventies including John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and Ringo Starr. Cooper confirmed the gig on his Instagram page.

Depp's association with Cooper goes back to when the two met when filming director Tim Burton's film, Dark Shadows. Depp also lent background vocals to Aerosmith's "Music in Another Dimension."  He has lent his guitar chops to recordings and performances alongside Ryan Adams, Marilyn Manson, Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney and Butch Walker.

Rock in Rio 2015 will be held September 18-20 and 24-27. Visit for the full initial lineup and ticket information.

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