The Band That Inspired Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp is known to use music to get into character. Jack Sparrow was inspired by Keith Richards, his Willy Wonka was inspired by Marilyn Manson and so on and so forth.

The band that helped him create The Mad Hatter sounds like what goes on in the mind of someone on shrooms.

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I have had a life long obsession with The Mad Hatter. He could easily be my soul mate, so of course I’m curious to know where Johnny Depp drew his inspiration from. As it turns out, Terry Gilliam, who directed Johnny in “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas“, recommended a band to him called Sunset Rubdown. After investing himself in the music of this Canadian indie band, Johnny Depp’s version of The Mad Hatter was born.

Sunset Rubdown

Johnny Depp appeared on CBS news’ Early Show and shed some light on his contributions to Alice In Wonderland, as well as the influence of Sunset Rubdown.

To read more on Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, you can check out Bean’s post from earlier this week.

I have a feeling this movie is going to make my undying love for The Mad Hatter grow even stronger.

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