BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp on the cover of the new ROLLING STONE!

That’s Johnny Depp, looking more and more like Captain Jack Sparrow, gracing the cover of the newest issue of ROLLING STONE, dated February 10, 2005. The issue features new photographs by Albert Watson and a five-page interview by Erik Hedegaard. Here’s a sample: “Critics love him, magazine writers fawn over him, and he’s developed a fan base like no other [. . .], largely because his performances are most often off-kilter, angled and light, full of soul, tenderness, toughness, sincerity and grace, expressed through the liquid cadences of his voice and his diction, his beautiful man-boy face, the unerring and particular use of limbs to amplify and enhance, the whole shebang centrifically whipped together, and so forth. One could go on. [. . .]” Oh, do go on, Mr. Hedegaard. You have our full attention!

The Zone thanks addicted2depp, bonnie, Veronica, DeepinDepp, and FANtasticJD for their posts on the News & Views forum. You can view a portion of the Hedegaard interview HERE at the Rolling Stone website. To see the ROLLING STONE cover, click HERE, or look for Veronica’s enlargements on News & Views. A special Zone bouquet of lilies and roses to Dramaced, who transcribed the full Erik Hedegaard interview and posted it on the News & Views forum. This is an outstanding profile, full of fresh comments by Johnny on a wide range of topics, from the most significant–love, parenthood, the death of Marlon Brando–to the charming but trivial news that Mr. Depp now sometimes wears pajamas to bed, for the first time since he was three. Run to your nearest newsstand to buy a copy: this is an issue every Depphead will want to own.