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In honor of Depp's performance with the Black Keys, we take a look back at his lifelong love affair with rock.

By James Montgomery

Johnny Depp performs with the Black Keys at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic

As if his myriad of tattoos or swaggering, Keith Richards-indebted performances as Captain Jack Sparrow weren't proof enough, Johnny Depp's MTV Movie Awards jam session with the Black Keys definitely served notice that the Hollywood icon knows a thing or two about rock.

Of course, that Sunday-night performance — in lieu of a traditional acceptance speech for his MTV Generation Award, Depp opted instead to tear through a pair of tunes with the Keys — was just his latest rock and roll moment. Long before he was a big-screen star, music was Depp's first passion ... not to mention the reason he moved to Los Angeles in the first place.

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