After his publicized trial: Johnny Depp will release an album with Jeff Beck
After his publicized trial Johnny Depp is releasing an album with Jeff Beck
A week after the end of his highly publicized libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp announced that he will be releasing an album with English rocker Jeff Beck on July 15.
The 13-track disc entitled “18” is largely made up of covers, from the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, or Velvet Underground, according to the statement from Depp and Beck.
It will also include two songs written by Johnny Depp, 59: “This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr” and “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade”.
The duo had met in 2016, befriending each other over “cars and guitars”.
“When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and our creativity,” said Jeff Beck, 77. “We were joking that we felt like we were 18 again, so that also became the title of the album.”
This isn’t Johnny Depp’s first foray into music: The actor recorded and toured for more than a decade with the Hollywood Vampires, a “supergroup” he started with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
In Montreux in July?
“It’s an amazing honor to perform and write music with Jeff, one of the greatest, whom I now have the privilege of calling my brother,” said Johnny Depp, currently the special guest of Jeff Beck’s tour of Europe. This tour will likely bring the Pirates of the Caribbean star to the stage at the Montreux Jazz festival in July.
Last week, a jury awarded Johnny Depp $10.4 million in damages following a defamation lawsuit against his former partner Amber Heard.
The jury at the Fairfax, near Washington, court found that Amber Heard, 36, defamed Johnny Depp by describing herself as a victim of domestic violence in a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, although she did not identify the actor by name.
For her part, Amber Heard must receive $ 2 million in damages because the jury found that one of Johnny Depp’s lawyers had also defamed her. The trial, which lasted six weeks, aroused great interest, in particular, because it was televised and broadcast live, and excerpts were shared on social networks, making Amber Heard the target of much mockery in line.