Johnny Depp Quitting Hollywood Vampires Rock Band?

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Johnny Depp Quitting Hollywood Vampires

By Andrew Shuster |

Johnny Depp Quitting Hollywood Vampires

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Is Johnny Depp really quitting his all-star rock band, Hollywood Vampires? That’s the claim in one of the new tabloids, but Gossip Cop has learned the truth.

The actor formed his rock supergroup in 2015 along with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, but an article in the latest issue of Star says he’s now ready to hang up his guitar forever due to financial issues. A supposed “source” tells the magazine, “The band makes no money and the last tour was a disaster.”

The outlet’s dubious insider goes on to say that concertgoers only showed up to the band’s most recent shows “to gawk at Johnny after his divorce,” adding, “They sound terrible. The whole concept was cringeworthy from the start. No one wants to see three old dudes strutting around in leather pants and scarves.”

However, in a recent interview with the Boston rock station WROR, Cooper revealed the band is getting back together next year to go on tour and record an album. “Vampires will be going out in 2018,” the musician announced. “Johnny’s doing five movies this year so he can kind of like open up his schedule next year and go out and tour for awhile.” Cooper also went on to reveal the group plans to “write another album… all original stuff.” Regardless, a source close to Depp also assures us he isn’t quitting Hollywood Vampires.

Of course, Star has a habit of publishing bogus stories about the movie star, so this latest piece of fiction comes as no surprise. Gossip Cop recently busted the tabloid for wrongly reporting Depp forced Disneyland staffers to address him as his Pirates of the Caribbean character during a visit to the theme park. We also called out the magazine for making up a story about Depp getting a “divorce makeover.” This latest article is equally untrue.

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