Johnny Depp has starred in a string of critically acclaimed blockbusters, but his personal career high was playing slide guitar on the song Fade In-Out Oasis album “Be Here Now.”
Depp even gave Noel Gallagher a guitar during the recording session, which he often plays at concerts now. Johnny said, “The guys are pals of mine, and I was in the studio when they put down Fade In-Out so they let me play lead slide guitar. “We did it in one take, too. I gave Noel Gallagher a white guitar as a gift and he often uses it in gigs. “You’ll know it’s mine because it has the letter ‘P’ on it.”
The guitar Johnny gave to Noel is a Rickenbacker 330.
P was a short-lived American alternative rock band formed in early 1993 by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes (vocals), actor Johnny Depp (guitar/bass), actor Sal Jenco (percussion), and songwriter Bill Carter (guitar/bass). The band performed their first show at the Austin Music Awards in 1993 and released their eponymous album on November 21, 1995 under Capitol Records.
A feelnumb.com reader Ian said this…
“this is just wrong. Paul Weller gave him that guitar for his 30th birthday. Lazy journalism, false quotes.”
Ian is correct, here is a picture of Paul Weller playing the Rickenbaker with the P sticker in 1982…
And here is a youtube video of Noel Gallagher talking about some of his guitars.
Thanks for the heads up Ian, and thanks for calling us journalists…that’s a compliment…Depp must have been joking when he was quoted about giving him that guitar as it is even on Johnny Depp’s IMDB page…
Johnny Depp IMDB Biography