Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Perform Before the Defamation Trial Verdict

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance onstage during Jeff Beck’s show in Sheffield last night (May 29).

BeckShe was part of His current UK headline tour and European tourThe show will be continuing at the Royal Albert Hall, London, tonight (May 30).

Depp is currently in the UK awaiting the verdict of his defamation suit against Amber Heard. The closing arguments were heard in court on Friday, May 27th. A decision is expected to be made early next week.

The actor – who formed the band Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in 2012 – played guitar for three songs in Beck’s set last night, including the pair’s joint 2020 cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation.’

Depp and Beck also performed live renditions. ‘What’s Going On’ by Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’. Below are fan-shot videos.

According to Deadline, Depp could be due to appear at Beck’s next two concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The latter’s 2022 tour also includes dates in Gateshead (June 2), Glasgow (3), Manchester (4), Birmingham (6) and York (7).

It was reported last summer that the duo working on new material together for Beck’s next studio album, which would follow on from 2016’s ‘Loud Hailer’.

Amber Heard is being sued for defamation by Depp over a 2018 Washington Post In an op-ed, she spoke out about her experience as a victim of domestic violence. Although she did not name Depp in her piece, his lawyers argued that it implied that she was abused during their marriage.

Heard has also filed a counterclaim to her ex-husband alleging that Depp created a smear against her.

If the jury finds that Heard defamed Depp she will be ordered by the court to compensate him for his loss of earnings. He is seeking a sum of $50million (£39.5m).

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