Depp-Beck album: What do you know
Referring to the recent post about Depp and English guitarist Jeff Beck, their album consisting primarily of covers will soon be released, having taken to the stage together at those unsurprisingly headline-grabbing shows.
The album is called 18, and the 13-song album will be released on July 15.
“It’s like you’ve gone through a record store and moved from one genre to another,” Beck said, noting that they started working on the album for the first time at Depp’s home in France.
“There are a couple Motown, there are a couple Beach Boy covers…sounds good for a home recording.” Depp and Beck have been recording music since 2019 for the album, which also features two original songs for Depp, who has his own band The Hollywood Vampires. One song about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
“We slowly built the songs we love,” Beck said. “We didn’t make any design.”
“He (…a voice) is very special and he gets the music going and I hope I’ve enabled him to open up to some songs he wouldn’t have been interested in otherwise.”
After a successful verdict earlier this month, Depp said the jury put him back in his life.
“Hopefully I helped him a little bit to get some sort of understanding and closeness and joke around, and just keep the fun thing going,” Beck said.
Beck was speaking on the sidelines of a Blue Board concert in honor of the late guitarist Jimi Hendrix at London’s Hard Rock Hotel. The building was formerly the Cumberland Hotel, where Hendrix often stayed before his death in 1970.
“It was one of the biggest remaining voids in rock and roll,” Beck said.
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