Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Release New Album ’18’
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After his major setback, the Hollywood star Johnny Depp has released a collaborative album with guitarist Jeff Beck, dubbed as 18. The new record features 13 tracks and made available digitally and on CD on July 15, followed by a vinyl edition on Sept. 30.
The duo first worked together on the Hollywood Vampires’ Rise album in 2019. Beck was the guest artist on the album by a band formed by Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in 2012. Since then, the pair started a musical partnership that led to several projects, including a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation,” which they previously released as a studio recording in 2020 and is also included in the album.
They decided to name it 18 and used an illustration of two teenage men as an album cover. Beck said the reason behind it upon the announcement of the new LP:
“When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title, too.
“I haven’t had another creative partner like [Depp] for ages. He was a major force on this record. I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock ’n’ roll.”
There is also some original music from Depp included on the album such as “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr.” The duo have also added their covers of the Beach Boys’ “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” and “Caroline, No,” Motown’s “What’s Going On” and “Ooo Baby Baby” and many more.
Now, the pair has started doing tours in different parts of Germany. See the full track listing of 18 below.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, ’18’ Track Listing
“Midnight Walker” (Davy Spillane cover)
“Death and Resurrection Show” (Killing Joke cover)
“Time” (Dennis Wilson cover)
“Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade” (Johnny Depp original)
“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” (Beach Boys cover)
“This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr” (Johnny Depp original)
“Caroline, No” (Beach Boys cover)
“Ooo Baby Baby” (The Miracles cover)
“What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye cover)
“Venus in Furs” (Velvet Underground cover)
“Let It Be Me” (Everly Brothers cover)
“Stars” (Janis Ian cover)
“Isolation” (John Lennon cover)