Johnny Depp plays guitar for charity at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding fundraiser

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper performing during this year’s Christmas Pudding concert in Phoenix, Arizona. The December 8th event raised funds for Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of teens through music, dance, and self-expression. The enthusiastic crowd got their money’s worth, too, with Johnny, Alice, and Cooper’s touring band performing a set that included “Break on Through,” Revolution,” “Foxy Lady,” “My Generation,” “Under My Wheels,” “Poison,” “School’s Out,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” and a Christmas finale (complete with sparkling confetti) of “Run, Rudolph, Run.” Pictures from the concert are available HERE.

“If there had been any doubt as to how big a deal it was when Johnny Depp signed on to play at this year’s Pudding, that was cleared up at the mid-show auction,” reports Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic. “[A]n autographed painting of Depp by ‘world’s fastest painter’ Rock Demarco, including a chance to meet the famous actor? That brought $27,000. A guitar the actor signed, which also included a chance to meet him, brought another $20,000.” Amazing!

The Zone thanks Theresa and Bon Bon for sharing the news and photos. You can read more about the Christmas Pudding concert, including reports from Zoners in attendance, on the Zone’s News & Views forum.