Johnny Depp is teaming up with close pal Jeff Beck on the forthcoming album, ’18’.
The Hollywood actor has been on the road performing with the legendary musician and celebrating the result of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, which saw him awarded $15 million in damages.
Depp and Beck have been friends since 2016, and the album has been in the making since 2019.
It includes “Depp originals along with a wide range of covers that touches on everything from Celtic and Motown, to the Beach Boys and Killing Joke.”
Beck said in a statement: “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again, so that just became the album title too.”
At the duo’s shows, they have been performing their rendition of John Lennon classic ‘Isolation’, which is included on the digital and CD version of the LP.
The 13-tracker includes Depp’s original track, ‘This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr’, which he sought approval of the estate of late Austrian-born American actress Hedy Lamarr before releasing, and is out now.
Depp asked Beck to play lead guitar on the ode to the ‘Dishonoured Lady’ star, and the rest is history. (MusicNews)