On Friday (May 27) it was finally over: For more than a month, Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard faced each other in the defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia. Viewers were able to see live as both reported about the terrible events in their marriage. After that, the closing arguments were held – and the jury retired to deliberate on a verdict.

For the actor, this was apparently the starting signal to find his way back into everyday life and to devote himself to his second passion – music. On Sunday (05/29/22) he appeared in front of surprised concert-goers in Sheffield, England, picking up guitar and microphone alongside Jeff Beck.

Jeff Beck is a multiple Grammy Award winner and is ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Johnny Depp also plays in the band The Hollywood Vampires formed in 2015 along with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry from Aerosmith.

The audience could hardly believe the happy moment. Taking to Instagram, one fan wrote: “I thought he was in court but turns out he’s in Sheffield with Jeff Beck,” wrote one user.

On stage, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck performed a few songs together. Among other things, they also performed the cover version of John Lennon’s “Isolation”. Both musicians recorded the piece from 1970 during the Corona lockdown in 2020 when they met for jam sessions together. Because of the Amber Heard trial, the song had regained some notoriety and, according to dailymail.co.uk, has re-entered the music charts.

In addition to “Isolation,” the duo also performed covers of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.”

Johnny Depp’s surprise performance in Sheffield delighted fans: one user wrote on Twitter: “Johnny sings ‘Isolation’ oh my god!” he is made to shine!” Another follower put it in other words: “I have to cry, so beautiful!”

An insider explained on “CourtTV” much more soberly about the performance: “Mister Depp is back in England as he was a few weeks ago to fulfill his previously planned work commitments.”

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Shortly after the pleadings in his court case against Amber Heard: Johnny Depp guest-starred at a Jeff Beck concert in England. Even before his film career, the actor was an enthusiastic musician.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard faced each other in court for weeks. The details that came to light gave chilling insights into the marriage of the two actors. A jury is now deliberating on the verdict. And although this has not yet been decided, Johnny Depp has already been celebrated like a hero.

The jury in Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp has the floor following Friday’s closing arguments. They must come to a unanimous verdict. The committee began deliberations on Friday afternoon – trial observers did not expect a lightning verdict.

The original of this post “No hide-and-seek until the verdict: Johnny Depp surprises with a stage appearance in England” comes from Bunte.de.