The actor partied the night away with rock greats Joe Perry and Dave Grohl at the Kerrang! Awards.
Depp had earlier opened up about a difficult 18 months, including a high-profile divorce and legal issues.
He told Rolling Stone: “I was as low as I believe I could have gotten. I couldn’t take the pain.”
But since then Johnny has been self-healing by touring with all-star band the Hollywood Vampires.
“I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the page any more”
Backstage at the Kerrang! Awards he was on top form pretending to be bandmate Perry’s press officer and attempting to fool security with a dodgy Cockney accent.
He paid tribute to his Aerosmith pal Perry, saying: “He’s the reason why I pick up the guitar. He makes every note that shouldn’t work somehow work incredibly well. He’s born to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.”
Besides music, Depp is also writing a memoir.
He revealed: “I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the page any more.
“I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve this.
“I’d tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone.”
And the Management Group also countersued.
They claimed that Depp was “a compulsive spender who blows a monthly fortune on booze”.
Indignant Depp responded: “It’s insulting to say that I spent $ 30,000 on wine.
“Because it was far more!”
Ora’s fly by Wight
RITA Ora’s head has been in the clouds for longer than her feet have been on dry land over the past 24 hours.
The star visited three countries in one day, before pit-stopping at the Isle Of Wight Festival yesterday for a 50-minute hit-packed set.
Then it was back on the plane to fly to Paris – meaning she didn’t get a chance to hang out with Liam Gallagher.
More fool her.
Cher goes Ab fab
GET ready for the ultimate camp attack – Cher has released her version of ABBA’s 1976 classic Fernando.
It’s taken from the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack which stars Cher as Meryl Streep’s character’s mum.
But Cher still had to be persuaded to do the film, telling Graham Norton: “I didn’t have much choice! My agent called and said, ‘You’re in the new Mamma Mia! film’ – and then hung up.”
Emily’s warm front
AT long last it’s officially what forecasters call “a warm Emily Ratajkowski front”.
Come rain or shine, the model has been sharing pictures of herself in swimwear for a year now.
But finally we Brits can crack out the bikinis and Speedos for a hot weekend of selfies.