Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Announce New Albums, Days After Amber Heard Verdict


Jeff Beck announced last month during his June 2 live performance in the English urban of Gateshead that he’ll feel the release of a new album with Johnny Depp. The album is Depp’s first major project since The end of his highly publicized slander test against ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp bent to the group during Beck’s declaration. “I’m taking this opportunity to tell you I met this woman five years ago, and we’ve not ever laughed hysterically since” Beck told the crowd about Depp (via Stereogum). “We made an album. I don’t understand how it occurred. It will be out in July.” Depp joined Beck onstage at the concert for a six-song set that reportedly included covers of Dennis Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix and the Killing Joke. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” The actor has joined Beck on a string of recent concert appearances in the United Kingdom. Depp and Beck performed in London’s Royal Albert Hall a few days before the verdict was announced in the defamation trial. Heard is ordered to pay $10 million in damages. Depp owed $35 million in damages ($ 10 million in compensatory damages and $ 350,000 in punitive damages) after she defamed Depp when she wrote a 2018 Washington Post op-ed alluding to her past claims of domestic violence. The jury also ruled that Depp defamed Heard in The course of fighting back against her charges and awarded Heard $ 2 million in compensatory damages for her counterclaim. “From the very start, the purpose of bringing this example would have been to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome” Depp wrote in a statement celebrating the verdict. “Speaking the truth, I am indebted to my kids and to all those who have remained steadfast in their help of me. I feel satisfied understanding that I have finally achieved that.” Beck’s upcoming concert dates include shows at Apollo, Manchester on June 4; the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on June 6; York Barbican on June 7. It is not clear yet whether Depp will continue to perform alongside him at these venues.