As the jury deliberates on the verdict of his dual defamation suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp was spotted taking a stage in the United Kingdom to rock out with Jeff Beck.
According to Deadline, Depp made a surprise appearance at Beck’s concert in Sheffield, England, on Sunday, May 29. Fans reportedly erupted on social media seeing Depp back on stage performing music. The duo performed covers of Marvin Gay’s “What’s Going On” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.” Deadline also reports speculation that Depp might join Beck for two more concerts scheduled at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 30 and 31.
See a video of Depp’s performance below:
This is not the first time Depp and Beck have performed together. In 2020 the pair collaborated on a remake of John Lennon’s song, “Isolation,” which readers can see in the video above. Depp began his career as a musician and has also performed with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires.
Depp was able to get across the Pond due to there being a break in his trial against Amber Heard. The jury has now been deliberating for several days after hearing both sides argue their case over the span of six weeks. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in damages while Heard is countersuing him for $100 million. The situation goes back several years to an Op-Ed published in the Washington Post by Heard, which made the accusation that Depp was abusive. Very soon after the Op-Ed was released, Depp states that he was dropped from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, along with other roles, and immediately became a social pariah “guilty until proven innocent.” Depp created the franchise’s central character, Captain Jack Sparrow.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor this story, and we will update our readers as more developments come to light.