Kiss bassist Gene Simmons teamed up with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Johnny Depp to perform two Kiss classics for charity, which you can see in the videos below.
The trio, who were supported by Mr. Big drummer Matt Starr, played “Deuce” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” on August 16 to raise money for Mending Kids, an organization that provides free life-save corrective surgeries to children.
The concert also featured the reunion of Extreme, with Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt performing the group’s 1990 breakout hit “More Than Words.”
The show was a timely outing for Depp, who has been honing his guitar chops in recent months. Next month, the actor will join Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry in a new group called Hollywood Vampires. The band has a handful of live dates scheduled beginning September 16 and 17 at the Roxy on Sunset Strip, where they’ll be joined by ex–Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, both also former members of Velvet Revolver.
Hollywood Vampires will also release their self-titled debut album on September 11, with proceeds going to MusiCares,which provides critical assistance to members of the music community in times of financial, medical and personal need.
The well-shot video footage of the Simmons-Clarke-Depp performance comes courtesy of Heavy Metal Hill. (Reported From GuitarPlayer.com)