Johnny Depp performs at Petty Fest in Los Angeles–new photos!

Johnny Depp strapped on a blue guitar and took the stage at Hollywood’s El Rey Theatre on Wednesday night, November 14: the occasion was Petty Fest, an eclectic, star-studded tribute to Tom Petty that raised money for the charity Sweet Relief and victims of Hurricane Sandy. Johnny played alongside the Cabin Down Band (the Petty Fest house band) for a good portion of the concert, including performances by Ke$ha and the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. “[T]he actor came to play,” Rolling Stone’s David Greenwald reports. “Doing his best Keith Richards imitation, he took a solo to close ‘It’s Good to Be King’ and accompanied the band for a six-song run, breathing puffs of smoke into the beaming stage lights between chords.”

Photos of Johnny performing at Petty Fest are available HERE. Many thanks to emma and Theresa for sharing pictures; the Rolling Stone article is available HERE. You can read more about Johnny’s appearance at Petty Fest on the Zone’s Pit General Discussion forum.