Johnny Depp surprises fans at concert while jury deliberates in defamation process

Johnny Depp took to the stage with rocker Jeff Beck at a concert at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England, while a jury was deliberating in the $ 50 million defamation case he brought against ex-wife Amber Heard.

With Depp on guitar, they performed a few 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 together on music for a while and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year,” Beck wrote. “We did not expect to release it so soon, but seeing all the hard days and true ‘isolation’ that people go through in these challenging times, we have decided that now may be the right time to hear from you all. You will hear more from Johnny and me in a moment, but until then, we hope you find some comfort and solidarity in our opinion of this Lennon classic. ”

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

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

Depp is in the middle 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 public figure who” t represents domestic abuse. ” Jurors began consultation Friday after a six-week process filled with scandalous details of her marriage that has become a public spectacle.

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