As if we hadn’t already stacked Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards with the coolest of all cool factors in naming Johnny Depp our Generation Award recipient, two equally esteemed legends will be on hand to bestow the prestigious honor upon Depp: rock gods Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
If the presenter pairing seems at all out of place, rest assured that the rockers have been chummy with Depp for some time and recently held an impromptu and well-documented jam session at the afterparty for Depp’s latest movie “Dark Shadows.”
And if that trio isn’t enough to have you psyched, current “it” rockers the Black Keys will join the celebration and perform a special rendition of their hit “Gold on the Ceiling” in Depp’s honor.
The MTV Generation Award is the Movie Awards’ highest honor, acknowledging an actor who can be counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything he or she does. Previous recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
Tyler and Perry are the latest big names to be added to an already crazily star-studded show that will feature appearances by Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Jodie Foster, Charlie Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg.
“The Hunger Games” and “Bridesmaids” lead the field with eight nominations apiece, with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ and ” 21 Jump Street” right behind with six nods each.