Recently, Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard have been involved in a protracted defamation suit over his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” However, this does not mean he neglects his other passion, music.
In the midst of his trial with Heard, Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance on stage with guitarist Jeff Beck not once, but twice during the Memorial Day weekend.
At one point in his career, Johnny Depp played guitar with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Alice Cooper in the band Hollywood Vampires. On Sunday, Depp performed with Beck at Sheffield City Hall in the United Kingdom, then on Monday, he made a surprise appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
According to a fan’s video, Beck informed the audience how he and his unbilled visitor first met.
Five years ago he showed up at my dressing room door and we haven’t stopped laughing since,” Beck remarked. I kept it hidden for obvious reasons,” I said. “My good mate, here he is.”
When Johnny Depp entered the stage with his acoustic guitar and waved to the crowd, they cheered and waved back.
According to the BBC, the duo performed a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation,” which Beck played guitar on and Depp sang and played guitar on.
‘Isolation’ is a John Lennon song that Jeff Beck and I recorded together last year. ‘We’re terrified of everyone’ by John Lennon Afraid of the Sun!’ – this song about solitude, terror, and the existential hazards to our earth seemed extremely meaningful to Jeff and me right now,” Depp remarked back then in a news release on Beck’s website.
Also, Beck mentioned that he would like to work with Johnny Depp again in the future.
“We hope you find some comfort and unity in our rendition on this Lennon classic,” Beck stated in the same 2020 news release, “but until then we hope you hear more from Johnny and me.”
After Heard penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018 in which she referred to herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her. According to the “Aquaman” star, she has the right to share her side of the tale and filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp for that reason.
It’s possible that a verdict will be announced this week after the closing arguments were completed on Friday.