Johnny Depp: Sheffield music fans shocked by star’s surprise appearance

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Johnny Depp, who is currently the subject of a defamation trial in the United States, made a surprise appearance on stage in Yorkshire just a few days after the jury began deliberations in the case.

Mr. Depp joined musician Jeff Beck on his European tour to play guitar and sing at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday night. Beck was performing there as part of his tour.

Music lovers who were shocked by the revelation shared it on social media.

On Mr. On Beck’s website, it was written that “the musical soulmates have been collaborating behind the scenes on new songs for the past many years.”

On Friday, following a six-week trial in Virginia involving Mr. Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, the jury began deliberations and will continue them until they reach a verdict.

Ms. Heard was sued for $50 million (£40 million) by Mr. Depp, 58, because of an article she wrote in which she claimed to be a victim of abuse. Ms. Heard, age 36, filed a countersuit seeking $100 million.

 

‘An excellent set’

Music lovers who were shocked to see Johnny Depp perform on stage in Sheffield immediately took to Twitter to spread the news.

One of the fans wrote: “Leaves court. jams on stage with Jeff Beck in Sheffield, where he is performing. What a storied past!”

Meanwhile, Martin Rhymes said: “I’ve just returned from seeing Jeff Beck perform in the Sheffield City Hall. An amazing performance, with guest vocals from Johnny Depp.”

The actor best known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean has participated in a variety of musical projects in the past, including a performance in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, which was given as part of a tribute to the frontman of Motorhead, Lemmy.

 

The legendary British guitarist Jeff Beck rose to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the band the Yardbirds. He has collaborated with artists such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and ZZ Top.

He is a six-time Grammy Award winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on two separate occasions.