Patti Smith’s Los Angeles concert features Johnny Depp on guitar

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, National Book Award winner, and 21st-century Renaissance woman Patti Smith took the stage at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles for a two-hour concert on Friday with a rocking band that included a couple of famous guest artists: Johnny Depp on guitar and Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, on bass. Smith’s set list mixed classics with new songs from her recently released album Banga; several audience-shot videos with surprisingly good audio are available on You Tube. Crowd reaction was euphoric; a fine review from the Los Angeles Times is available HERE. You can see photos of Johnny on stage with Patti Smith HERE.

The Zone thanks Evochka for breaking the news and sharing pictures, songbird for the review from the Los Angeles Times, and Theresa for making the screencaps that are included in our gallery. You can read more about the concert on the Zone’s News & Views forum and Pit General Discussion forum.