Johnny Depp will continue touring with his pal Jeff Beck and will have an album out soon.
Johnny Depp (58) continues to celebrate his victory in court against Amber Heard (36) on stage. He also supported Jeff Beck (77) at his concert on Thursday.
While Depp remained silent on his just-concluded trial, Beck took a stand by announcing his guest musician, “What a verdict. What a verdict.” Depp performed 30 minutes, including “What’s Going On?” by Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) or “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
Album coming in July
It was Depp and Jeff Beck’s third show since Monday. On Wednesday, the two are said to have celebrated Depp’s court win at a pub in Newcastle. According to People, Depp will continue to accompany the guitarist on his tour of the UK.
The musical plans don’t end there: In July the two will release a joint album, which the British guitarist announced on stage with the words: “I met this guy five years ago and we haven’t stopped laughing since. We actually made an album together. I don’t know how that happened. It’s coming out in July.”
Insider convinced of “Pirates of the Caribbean” comeback
Depp released a statement in the Virginia courtroom after the verdict, saying he was glad to have his life back and was looking forward to “a new chapter.” A former Disney exec told People that this new chapter could also include Depp’s return to Pirates of the Caribbean: “After the verdict, I absolutely believe that ‘Pirates’ is worth a reboot with Johnny as Captain Jack is prepared again on board.” There would simply be too much “potential box office gold” for the popular character.
Disney has not commented on this since the ruling. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer (78) recently did not rule out the actor coming back to the franchise. About a possible return, he said: “The future has not yet been decided.”
Heard will probably appeal
Amber Heard published an article in the Washington Post in 2018 in which she reported being a victim of domestic violence. She didn’t mention Johnny Depp’s name at the time. However, the actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million in damages. The jury ruled that the actress should pay Depp a total of $15 million in damages. Her lawyer announced that she would appeal the verdict.