At this year’s MTV Movie Awards, something relevant and pretty cool actually happened. Receiving MTV’s Generation award (“for his exceptional contributions to the film industry and for entertaining generations of the MTV audience throughout his illustrious career”), actor and rockstar buddy Johnny Depp performed a couple of songs with The Black Keys.
After an introduction speech by an increasingly scary-looking Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the group, backed by their keyboardist and bass player, was joined by Depp in performing their latest single Gold On The Ceiling. Surprisingly enough, Depp’s guitar was clearly audible on the mix, and he could even be heard doing a little improvisation. Watch the performance below:
After a short speech – in which he called The Black Keys “up-and-coming legends” -, the band also performed Lonely Boy with Depp, before MTV cut to commercials.