Johnny Depp is turning to music.
The Hollywood superstar performed at a second show in England on Monday night, following last Friday’s closing arguments for his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard in Virginia.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star joined friend and collaborator Jeff Beck on guitar at Royal Albert Hall in London.
“He came knocking on my dressing room door about five years ago and we haven’t stopped laughing since,” Beck, 77, said as he introduced Depp, in footage shared to Twitter. “We kept it quiet for obvious reasons, but here he is, my good mate.”
The BBC reported that Depp sang their song “Isolation,” a take on the John Lennon track that the actor and guitarist released in 2020.
On Beck’s website, Depp is referred to as the rock star’s “unexpected co-conspirator,” adding that the pair had “been working on music together for a while now.” Beck added at the time, “You’ll be hearing more from Johnny and me in a little while but until then we hope you find some comfort and solidarity in our take on this Lennon classic.”
A seven-person jury began deliberating on Friday in Depp’s ongoing trial against Heard, 36, in Fairfax County, Virginia. He’s suing the Aquaman actress for defamation over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote about coming forward with domestic abuse claims. He’s seeking $50 million in damages, claiming it stifled his career prospects.