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Watch Keith Richards and Johnny Depp Perform Together

October 28, 2011  |  1:42pm
Watch Keith Richards and Johnny Depp Perform Together

Johnny Depp and Keith Richards first united in the Pirates of the Caribbean series as pirate father and son, and now they’ve reconvened in Richards’ natural habitat: the live stage.

The performance happened on the spur of the moment, taking place at an after-party for Depp’s new film, the big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary, at the Maritime Hotel in New York City.

Richards and Depp united to play one song: “Key to the Highway,” a blues standard by Charlie Segar re-recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1964. Richards provided most of the vocals, while he and Depp both assumed guitar duties. Supported by a horn and rhythm section, the song was extended to allow plenty of jamming.

The pair embraced one another before disappearing arm-in-arm into the VIP crowd shortly after their one-song performance ended.

View the performance below:

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