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Johnny Depp is Back To Making Music, Announces New Joint Album “18” with Jeff Beck

Last month, Johnny Depp appeared with Jeff Beck on stage to perform their 2020 collaboration “Isolation”. Now, the duo is set to release a new album as Johnny moves forward from the fierce six-week trial. Well, he got his life back and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” star is ensuring that he lives every bit of it.

It’s a 13-Track Album…

Apart from being a successful star, Johnny Depp is a notable guitarist and longtime member of the rock group Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. However, Depp started recording with Beck in 2019 and currently joined him on his European tour.

Now, the legendary guitarist and Depp have announced a joint album titled “18” which is dropping on July 15. The 13-track album is titled “18”. The duo revealed that they titled the album considering the creative outburst they experienced working together. The “Yardbirds” star said in a statement, “We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title, too.

What’s There in “18”

Johnny and Beck’s upcoming album contains covers of The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs”, the Everly Brothers ballad “Let It Be Me” and Marvin Gaye’s soul classic “What’s Going On”. The 13-track album also includes  versions of Davy Spillane’s “Midnight Walker” and two songs from the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, “Pet Sounds” — “Caroline, No” and “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder).”

As for Depp, the 58-year-old star has supplied two originals, including “This Is A Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr”, which is the set’s first single. Interestingly, the album’s cover which includes a sketch of two young men in white T-shirts is designed by Beck’s wife, Sandra. Pretty 18ish, isn’t it?

Beck, who received a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performer, is considered among the greatest guitar players in history. Described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”, Beck is often called a “guitarist’s guitarist.

On the other hand, Johnny Depp began playing with several bands at the age of 12. Well, he even dropped out of school at the age of 16 to become a rock musician. Johnny has played with several musicians, including two members of Guns N’ Roses.

Before he became a heartthrob on 21 Jump Street or played a pirate version of Keith Richards, he wanted to be a rock star. Well, the Oscar-nominated actor may have made a mark as a successful actor, but his undying love for creating music never stopped.

The 58-year-old actor has maintained a steady side-gig of playing in various groups and guesting on friends’ albums, often showing up at concerts to play a few songs. Now, that Depp has won the defamation trial against his ex-wife, he surely feels alive. Well, Jeff and Johnny are back to being 18, and I can already foresee “18” as a best-selling album, what do you think?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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