Johnny Depp surprises fans at concert as jury deliberates in defamation lawsuit

Johnny Depp surprises fans at concert as jury deliberates in defamation lawsuit

Johnny Depp joined rocker Jeff Beck on stage during a concert at Sheffield Town Hall in Sheffield, England, as a jury deliberates in the $50million libel suit he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

With Depp on guitar, the duo performed covers of Marvin Gay’s “What’s Goin’ On” and John Lennon’s “Isolation” and several others on Sunday night. The duo recently released their version of “Isolation” as a single.

Beck referred to the duo as “musical soulmates” on his website.

“Johnny and I have been working on the music together for a while now and we recorded this track while we were in the studio last year,” Beck wrote. “We didn’t expect to release it so soon, but considering all the tough days and the real ‘isolation’ people are going through in these difficult times, we decided that maybe now is the time to do it for you. You’ll hear more about Johnny and I shortly, but until then, we hope you find some comfort and solidarity in our take on this Lennon classic.”

Actor Johnny Depp joins musician Jeff Beck on stage at a concert, in Sheffield
Actor Johnny Depp joins musician Jeff Beck (not pictured) on stage during a gig, in Sheffield.

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These are not Depp’s musical debut. In 2012, he formed a supergroup called Hollywood Vampires with musicians Alice Cooper and Joe Perry according to CNN.

Depp is in the midst of a high-profile $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post that did not name Depp but described herself as “a personality representing domestic violence”. Jurors begin deliberations Friday after a six-week trial filled with outrageous details of their marriage became a public spectacle.

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