Prefer it or not, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have a collaborative album on the way in which, and now, they’ve dropped the most recent preview, a canopy of “Venus in Furs” by The Velvet Underground.
Whereas the unique is notable for John Cale’s electrical viola and Moe Tucker’s bass drum and tambourine shake backbeat, Depp and Beck’s take is extra simple and sludges ahead with fuzzed-out guitar and bleary vocals. Hearken to it under.
Along with their Velvet Underground cowl, Depp and Beck’s upcoming album, 18, will characteristic them taking up songs by The Seashore Boys, Marvin Gaye, and The Everly Brothers. It’ll additionally comprise two Depp originals, together with the beforehand launched “This Is a Track for Miss Hedy Lamarr.”
“I haven’t had one other inventive associate like him for ages,” Beck mentioned about Depp in an announcement accompanying the album’s announcement. “He was a significant pressure on this file. I simply hope folks will take him severely as a musician as a result of it’s a tough factor for some folks to simply accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.”
Though this new endeavor comes after the conclusion of Depp’s defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor has really been a rock musician for years, most famously as a member of The Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Alongside along with his newest foray into music, Depp is at present in pre-production for a movie by which he’ll play King Louis V, but it surely’s but to be seen if Hollywood views him as an excessive amount of of a legal responsibility for tentpole blockbusters.
Nonetheless, this isn’t the final we’ve heard of the trial. Heard, who gained $2 million in her personal countersuit, reportedly can’t afford to pay the $10.35 million in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to Depp and intends to attraction the choice.
Beck is at present on tour by Europe with Depp in tow; seize your tickets through Ticketmaster.