Audio--Bruce Witkin talks about Johnny in After Hours at the Burgundy Room

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Audio--Bruce Witkin talks about Johnny in After Hours at the Burgundy Room

Unread postby Theresa » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:19 pm

I got an email from Geoffrey Caple, Executive Producer of After Hours at the Burgundy Room, inviting me to share this podcast with the Zone. It's a very interesting conversation with Bruce Witkin.

Have a listen!



Episode 5 – Bruce Witkin

March 13, 2017 By After Hours Podcast


In 2007, Johnny Depp said of Bruce Witkin: “This guy is someone I’ve known for 30 years. He’s a brother. We worked in bands together, we were on the road together, we lived together.”

One of those bands was The Kids, which Bruce started in Florida back in 1978, and with whom he and Johnny would move out to L.A. with seeking fame and fortune. Cut to almost 40 years later and Bruce and Johnny are in another band together, a little rock supergroup called the Hollywood Vampires, featuring Joe Perry, Matt Sorum, and Alice Cooper.

In between The Kids and The Vampires, Bruce has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney to Marilyn Manson, as well as producing movie soundtracks like The Lone Ranger, The Rum Diary, and Sweeney Todd, for which he was nominated for a Grammy.

He’s one of the baddest musicians in L.A. and a pretty mean poker player. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this (very smokey) After Hours conversation with Mr. Bruce Witkin.

https://youtu.be/t3ZamM8Os8I

Bruce Witkin Discusses:

00:00 - Nicolas Cage’s yacht
00:39 - Zach’s intro
01:32 - Bruce’s backstory
01:53 - The Kids
04:34 - Hollywood Vampires
07:44 - Bruce’s touring history
07:57 - Bruce Witkin the producer
08:48 - Working with Paul McCartney
09:55 - Working with Marilyn Manson
11:12 - Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
11:48 - Sweeney Todd
12:03 - Glam Skanks
12:29 - Bruce’s mom
13:57 - Johnny Depp
14:52 - Zach sober
15:13 - Playing Miami in the ‘80s
16:02 - The Grammys
16:36 - Alice Cooper
17:01 - Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan
18:32 - Hollywood Vampires L.A. shows
18:49 - Living on Nicolas Cage’s yacht with Johnny Depp
20:32 - Zach’s wife
20:56 - Flux
22:37 - Bruce in the studio
23:17 - Johnny Depp’s band “P”
24:28 - Unison Music
24:54 - Hollywood Vampires new album
25:13 - Post traumatic tour depression
25:40 - Looking back
26:26 - College
26:52 - Photos
27:22 - Tighty Whities
28:16 - Zach’s outro

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Audio--Bruce Witkin talks about Johnny in After Hours at the Burgundy Room

Unread postby SnoopyDances » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:55 pm

:thanks!: Theresa and Geoffrey!!

I can't wait to hear it.

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Unread postby Joni » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:14 am

Really enjoyed that! :interesting:

Thanks so much to Geoffrey Caple for giving the heads up to Theresa. And thanks Theresa!

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Unread postby jruoss » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks Theresa, enjoyable listen.
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Unread postby justintime » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:08 pm

An open, easy-going interview - very interesting. Thanks, Theresa!
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Unread postby fireflydances » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:22 pm

Thank you Theresa. It's always good to listen to someone who was there, on the scene, when it all went down. Bruce and family, nice nice people.
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