Johnny Depp is planning an official showbiz return after his victorious courtroom showdown with ex-wife Amber Heard — a brand new album with guitar god Jeff Beck.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has already joined the “Hi Ho Silver Lining” rocker on a sequence of high-profile UK gigs — even lacking the court docket resolution ruling that he was defamed by his ex.
Hard-living Depp, 58, didn’t point out his $15 million win throughout his newest look, in Gateshead — however buddy Beck referred to it, in keeping with the BBC, who quoted him as saying, “What a result.”
The guitar maestro then revealed what his Hollywood star pal was going to do subsequent — teasing the gang in regards to the upcoming album whereas gushing about their friendship.
“I met this guy five years ago and we’ve never stopped laughing since,” Beck informed the gang, in keeping with the BBC.
“We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July,” he mentioned.
The pair already launched their first single as a duo, a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation,” in April, calling themselves “musical soulmates.”
At the time, Beck defined that they’d “been working on music together for a while now.”
“You’ll be hearing more from Johnny and me in a little while,” the one-time Yardbird teased followers on the time.
Depp has more and more turned his again on Hollywood to give attention to music — calling it his past love — most famously within the Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.
He was clearly “having fun” at Thursday’s present, Beck fan James Pallister, 32, informed the BBC.
“He looked really happy. He seemed to be in a great place,” he mentioned. “The crowd was behind him and I think he gave people what they wanted to see.”
Miya Wright, 28, informed the broadcaster that she bought tickets to the gig solely after seeing that the actor was on the town and prone to seem.
“I’ve been a huge fan of his since I was about 10,” she mentioned. “And this is just mind-boggling that he’s here.”
Not all followers on the present have been as impressed, nonetheless.
“Jeff Beck was excellent,” Nick Rowe, 64, informed the BBC.
“The thing that spoiled the whole night was the talentless Mr. Depp. He was like a drunken pub singer at one point. I don’t know what Jeff Beck’s thinking of,” he mentioned of the legendary rocker, deemed by many as one of many biggest guitarists of all time.
Seven Virginia jurors dominated in Depp’s favor Wednesday on all three of his claims associated to a Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote about turning into a “public figure representing domestic abuse” following the couple’s cut up.
The verdict capped a six-week trial crammed with allegations of abuse on either side.