By Ryan J. Downey with reporting by Jim Cantiello
The Black Keys arrive at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards
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Universal City, California — The Black Keys brought Johnny Depp's inner rock star front and center on the stage at Sunday's (June 3) MTV Movie Awards, trading licks with the guitar-wielding (and increasingly tattooed) actor through a steady, polished and rollicking performance of "Gold on the Ceiling."
Depp called the band "up-and-coming legends" as he accepted the Generation Award before joining the band again for "Lonely Boy."
The Black Keys joked that their collaboration with Johnny Depp was forced on them by MTV, but the Generation Award honoree had already impressed the duo with his guitar-slinging skills during rehearsals for their surprise jam session at the Gibson Amphitheatre.