Johnny Depp accepts Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards

Johnny Depp accepts the MTV Generation Award from musicians Steven Tyler and Joe Perry onstage during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on June 3, 2012, in Universal City, Calif.

(CBS/AP) In lieu of delivering a wordy acceptance speech, Johnny Depp performed with the Black Keys while accepting his MTV Generation Award at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry presented the honor, the show's version of a lifetime achievement trophy, to the 48-year-old Depp, who accompanied The Black Keys on guitar for "Gold on the Ceiling" and "Lonely Boy."

Pictures: Johnny Depp
Pictures: MTV Movie Awards red carpet
Pictures: Highlights from the awards show

"This is quite an amazing honor, truly. It's like the Get-Out-Of-The-Business Award, 'All right, you've done too much,'" Depp said while accepting the award, adding, "And it's an honor to be presented by these two legends, Steve and Joe, and these up and coming legends, [The Black Keys], so thank you very much."

Previous recipients of the MTV Generation Award have included Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App