Johnny Depp made a surprise visit to the stage on Sunday, just two days after closing arguments in his defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard.
Many in attendance posted to Twitter to share their excitement at the surprise appearance, with many expecting the star to still be awaiting word on a verdict in his court case. It was a surprise!
‘isolation’ by johnny depp and jeff beck
screaming inside pic.twitter.com/QnISINk0R4
— alex / justice for johnny depp (@jdeppfxnn) May 29, 2022
Just been to the see Jeff Beck at Sheff City Hall……Johnny Depp….guest vocals awesome set pic.twitter.com/VbZnEtLsbF
— Martin rhymes (@Martindci) May 29, 2022
📸 theemilycarroll via instagram stories pic.twitter.com/Y8BJwuhmNb
— lara (@cevanstarky) May 29, 2022
Beck’s website had said the two performers were “musical soulmates” and had been “working behind-the-scenes for the past several years on new music.”
“Johnny and I have been working on music together for a while now and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year,” Beck had said.
“We weren’t expecting to release it so soon but given all the hard days and true ‘isolation’ that people are going through in these challenging times, we decided now might be the right time to let you all hear it,” he said, noting that the rendition was released toward the start of the coronavirus.
Depp launched the $50 million dollar lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed she published in The Washington Post in 2018 in which she identified herself as an abuse victim, without naming Depp as an alleged abuser.
Heard has countersued for $100 million after a lawyer for Depp branded her abuse allegations a “hoax.”