Actor Johnny Depp is set to release his album, “18” with Jeff Beck and got a little personal with the lyrics. The entertainers started making musical waves earlier this year when Depp appeared in a number of Beck’s music concerts in the UK.
They soon announced that they were working on an album together, which would include some covers from famous artists and the actor’s original songs. The album was reportedly named “18” to reflect how the duo felt whenever they made music.
Following his defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp seemingly had some words about the time in the lyrics of his songs. The actors’ comments in one song went from name-calling to revealing that he had no intention of giving his money out.
Johnny Depp Sang About Amber Heard & The Defamation Trial
With his new joint album release just on the horizon, Depp reportedly had a bit to say about Heard in one of his tracks. In the track, set to be released along with the album, the actor seemingly addressed his experience during his widely publicized defamation trial with his ex-wife.
As reported by the Sunday Times of London, the lyrics to a record he made with Beck read, “I think you’ve said enough for one motherf–king night.” In a track called “Sad Motherf–in’ Parade,” the actor sang, “You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year itch. Another line of the song read, “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand.”
On July 8, Depp announced that one of the new tracks, “The Death And The Resurrection Show,” was a cover of a 2003 song of the same name by popular English rock band, Killing Joke.
Johnny Depp Is Releasing An Album With Jeff Beck
Depp and long-time collaborator Beck are gearing up to release an album together. The album, titled “18” by the duo, will see both of them reunite in the studio and cover as well as pen down some tracks.
The album will reportedly be released on Friday, July 15 and will have two songs penned by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor. They initially released news of the joint album in 2021, and the album will see Depp and Beck do covers of songs like The Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” and “Venus in Furs” by The Velvet Underground. Both tracks were released last month.
“18” will also have the covers of songs done by known artists like Marvin Gaye as well as The Everly Brothers. The album isn’t all covers. Depp’s original song, “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr,” will also make an appearance.
’18’ Was Recorded In Three Years
According to the duo, “18” took around three years to record. When talking about the album title, Beck revealed that they coined the name because they felt that age while making music. “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too.”
Depp’s original song, “This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” is the first single off the album Depp’s original song. Beck admitted that the song impressed him so much it was one of the reasons he asked the actor to collab with him.
On his part, Depp talked about how honored he was to work with the famous guitarist on the album. “It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother,” he said.
Amber Heard Wants A New Trial
Following Depp’s win over his ex-wife, Heard, in the recently concluded multimillion-dollar defamation suit, new information has surfaced concerning the jurors on the case. As reported by The Blast, reports (obtained by Deadline) showed that one of the jurors who presided over the case was not, in fact, the same person listed on the jury panel.
A new filing by Heard’s legal team read, “Ms. Heard has a right to rely on the basic protection, as prescribed by the Virginia Code, that the jurors in this trial would be individuals who were actually summoned for jury duty.”
The filing further claimed that Juror 15 was not the same person listed on the jury panel, branding the trial as “compromised.” “Under these circumstances, a mistrial should be declared, and a new trial ordered,” attorney Elaine Bredehoft declared.
According to the information provided, the issue resulted from the two individuals who lived at the same address with “at least the same last name.” Both were 77 years old and 52 years old, and while the more senior person was summoned, the 52-year-old person was the one who sat on the jury seat for the six weeks the trial went on.
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