Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck to release album after celebrating trial verdict

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Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have been touring the UK together (Picture: PA)

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck are set to release an album together in July after they celebrated the verdict of the actor’s defamation trial against Amber Heard.

The actor and musician, who have been friends for five years, will team up on a new record after Depp unexpectedly joined Beck on his UK tour.

The pair reportedly announced the news at their gig in Gateshead, where Beck also referenced the trial, saying: ‘What a result!’

He said (via the BBC): ‘I met this guy five years ago and we’ve never stopped laughing since.

‘We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July.’

It’s not the first time the pair have made music together, releasing a cover of John Lennon’s Isolation in 2020. They also took to the stage to cover Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, The Everly Brothers’ Let It Be Me, Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing and Killing Joke’s The Death and Resurrection Show.

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Depp surprised fans when he rocked up in Sheffield, before performing at the Royal Albert Hall (Picture: PA)
The pair have been friends for five years (Picture: Raph Pour-Hashemi/PA)

Depp, 58, first joined Beck, 77, on stage in Sheffield, stunning fans by turning up in the UK while awaiting the verdict of his defamation trial against Heard.

He went on to rock up at the Royal Albert Hall shows, and it’s since been confirmed that he will also play the rest of Beck’s UK dates.

It comes after Depp won the defamation trial against Heard.

On Wednesday, the jury confirmed that they had unanimously reached a verdict, awarding the Pirates of the Caribbean actor $10million (£8million) in compensatory damages, and a further $5million (£4million) in punitive damages.

Heard, 36, won one of her three defamation countersuit claims against Depp, and was awarded $2million (£1.6million).

While Heard said she was ‘heartbroken’ in a statement following the verdict, describing it as a ‘setback’ for women, Depp said he was ‘humbled’ and thanked the jury.

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Depp said he was ‘humbled’ after he won the defamation trial (Picture: REUTERS)
Heard said she was ‘heartbroken’ (Picture: AP)

Metro.co.uk understands that Heard plans to appeal the decision.

Depp sued his ex-wife for $50million (£39million) over an op-ed she wrote in 2018, about her experiences with domestic violence.

While Depp was not named in the Washington Post article, his team argued that it implied he was sexually and physically abusive over the course of their relationship – something he has firmly denied.

The Aquaman actress later countersued, seeking $100million (£79million) in damages and claiming that he libeled her by calling her a liar.

Depp went on to celebrate with Beck and Brit Award winner Sam Fender at a pub in Newcastle, receiving a hero’s welcome.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck for comment.

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