May 08, 2012 1:41pm PT by Sophie Schillaci, Borys Kit
Johnny Depp Jams With Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry at 'Dark Shadows' Premiere Party (Video)
Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows made its world premiere Monday night at the Graumann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, but the real headlines were made at the after party.
1970s rock legend Alice Cooper, who is featured prominently in the film, was on hand for the celebration, taking the stage with his band for a high-energy performance in a tented parking lot behind the El Capitan Theater. Joining Cooper for the jam session was none other than Depp himself, who has been popping up regularly on the music scene as of late, ever since he teamed with Marilyn Manson to cover Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” earlier this year.
But the real surprise came later in the set, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, when fellow rock gods Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith joined the group for rousing renditions of “School’s Out,” Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Come Together.”
Guests including Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Rodriguez and Edgar Wright mingled in the Gothic-inspired décor, which was recreated to resemble the film’s ballroom set.
On Tuesday morning, Warner Bros. tweeted out a photo from the surprise performance, dubbing it the “#bestnightever,” while Cooper’s PR team recounted the evening on his personal website. “The whole night was fantastic, and Alice performing the after party was icing on the cake,” the post reads.
The show was a reunion of sorts for Depp and Cooper, who hit the stage together one year ago at the 100 Club. At Monday night’s party, Cooper proclaimed that the event was a perfect opportunity to “get the band back together.”
Watch below for a brief snippet as Cooper and Depp opened the show with the classic “No More Mr. Nice Guy.”