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Johnny Depp joins Aerosmith on stage

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Actor Johnny Depp, center, flanked by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, played guitar with Aerosmith at the Xfinity Center Wednesday. Before the final encore, Tyler announced “Yo! Bringing out on stage my good friend, Mr. Johnny Depp!” for a version of “Train Kept A-Rollin."

When he’s not busy shooting the Whitey Bulger movie based on Dick Lehr and Gerry O’Neill’s book, “Black Mass,” Johnny Depp is finding creative ways to spend his downtime. A few weeks ago, the actor who plays the South Boston crime boss in the biopic being directed by Scott Cooper joined Willie Nelson onstage, strumming a guitar during the grizzled country star’s show at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. On Wednesday, Depp turned up at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, joining Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and the rest of Aerosmith on a rollicking version of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” Depp, who supplied some backing vocals on the band’s 2012 CD, “Music From Another Dimension,” looked right at home with the Toxic Twins, even playing a lead guitar solo at one point.

YouTube video of Depp playing with Aerosmith:

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