Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who final week gained a near-total victory in a defamation swimsuit in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard, and English guitarist Jeff Beck will launch an album of primarily covers subsequent month, after taking to the stage collectively.
Referred to as “18”, the 13-track album can be launched on July 15. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor carried out alongside Beck at a number of UK venues prior to now two weeks.
“It’s nearly such as you’ve been by a report retailer and gone leaping from one style to a different,” Beck informed Reuters on Friday, saying they first started engaged on the album at Depp’s house in France.
“There’s a few Motown, there’s a few Seashore Boy covers on … It sounds fairly good for a house recording.”
Depp and Beck have recorded music since 2019 for the album, which additionally options two unique songs by Depp, who has his personal band the Hollywood Vampires. One tune is about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
“We slowly constructed songs that we similar to. We didn’t actually make any design,” Beck stated.
“He has … a really distinctive (voice) and he will get he will get music and hopefully I’ve enabled him to confide in some songs that he wouldn’t in any other case been taken with.”
Final week, Depp, 58, gained greater than $10 million in damages after a jury in Virginia dominated Heard defamed him when she claimed she was a survivor of sexual violence.
The “Aquaman” actress, who was awarded $2 million after the jury additionally decided she was defamed, will attraction the ruling, her legal professional has stated.
Upon the decision, Depp stated the jury gave him his life again.
Beck stated: “I hope I’ve helped him a bit of bit having some type of understanding and closeness and joking, and simply conserving the enjoyable factor going.”
Beck was talking on the sidelines of a blue plaque occasion honoring late guitarist Jimi Hendrix on the London Arduous Rock Lodge. The constructing was previously the Cumberland Lodge, the place Hendrix usually resided earlier than his 1970 dying.
“It was one of many largest vacuums left in rock ‘n’ roll,” Beck stated…Reuters