Johnny Depp Writing Music With Steven Tyler

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

JOHNNY Depp is writing music with Steven Tyler.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides actor — who has previously played guitar on tracks by Oasis and Shane McGowan — has struck up a friendship with the Aerosmith rocker and says their collaboration is a “dream come true”.

“We’ve been hanging out here and there,” Johnny said. “He’s someone I’ve admired greatly for such a long time. The idea of writing songs with him is a dream come true.”

Steven recently admitted he would love to see Johnny play him in a movie of his life and the 47-year-old actor would jump at the chance to portray the rocker.

“I would give it a shot, why not,” he said.

Meanwhile, Johnny — who reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides — has admitted he was pleased Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards agreed to return to the franchise as Captain Teague — because spending time with the legendary musician makes him feel like he is in a rock band.

“To be able to bring him back into the ‘Pirates’ fold, where he most certainly belongs, was a gas,” he said.

“Just spending a couple days sharing a trailer, it was as close, I suppose, as being in a rock ‘n’ roll band with him as you can get.”