Alice Cooper once again joined Johnny Depp in Anaheim, CA for what is becoming an annual jam at Duesenberg Guitar company’s NAMM party. This year the event benefitted two charities, and the pair played together in the final section of a night filled with great songs for a few great causes.
Starting out the night were Brian Ray’s band The Bayonettes, performing about an hour of original and cover material. Brian has been a staple member of Paul McCartney’s band since 2002.
Up next was Johnny Depp himself, together with some old friends bassist Bruce Witkin and guitarist Joey Malone, and yet another member of Paul McCartney’s band, resident drummer Abe Laborial Jr. The band was introduced as the “No Name Band”, probably because they are a loose bunch of players and not a serious project. The boys played two original songs before introducing legendary musician Joe Walsh who sat in for the rest of their set. Together the band performed Funk 49, Rocky Mountain Way, Walk Away and a cover of Search And Destroy.
Not to be outdone, Alice joined the core band for a swift and merciless run thru of true rock n roll classics – Brown Sugar, Revolution, I’m Eighteen, School’s Out, Come Together and My Generation.
The night was a rousing success raising funds for charity!