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Johnny Depp Looking For Rock N’ Roll Redemption On Tour With Jeff Beck

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Johnny Depp is finding out as the actor-turned-musician tours as a special guest of British guitar legend Jeff Beck, who brought the only Canadian date of his North American trek to Toronto’s Meridian Hall on Monday night.

After a successful defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year, which drew millions of live-stream eyeballs and prompted lots of chatter about the couple’s toxic behaviour towards each other, the 59-year-old Depp is attempting to shift the conversation.

Has the actor, who has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and has formed the Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, got the music bonafides to share the stage with such a legend as the 78-year-old Beck, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and eight-time Grammy winner?

The short answer is not really.

But don’t feel too sorry for the good-looking, highly-praised thespian, who certainly looked the rocker part dressed in an all black ensemble, except for a white tank top, with a blue cap on his head and a watch chain dangling from one back pocket and a scarf from the other.

His rhythm guitar is just fine but his voice isn’t strong enough to carry such songs as John Lennon’s Isolation, Dennis Wilson’s Smile, the Velvet Underground’s Venus In Furs or the new Depp tune This is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr, the latter from the new Beck-Depp album of covers and originals called 18 that was released earlier this summer.

His vocals sounded better when they were distorted like during the set-ending cover of Killing Joke’s The Death and Resurrection Show.

And Depp was only on stage for about half the 85 minute show, with Beck showing off his incredible guitar prowess for the first 50 minutes of instrumentals on such tunes as The Beach Boys’ Caroline, No and later in the show on The Beatles’ A Day in The Life and Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing.

Depp lumbered on stage during the mid-way point for Link Wray’s classic instrumental Rumble.

Certainly, the actor’s devoted fans gathered outside the tour buses behind Meridian Hall on Monday night hoping to see Depp felt he could do no wrong.

“We love him,” said Maureen Bowins, of Toronto, waiting with her daughter, Lesley Jantzi, and holding a male doll with a note on it that she hoped to give him. “Ever since the trial, and everything. He doesn’t lie. He speaks the truth. His eyes — right to his soul. It’s sort of an obsession now.”

Added Jantzi: “He just looked so gorgeous and vulnerable. I knew he didn’t do it.”

Toronto fan Eve Fischer, who was carrying a hand-made black fedora with silver thread to give to him, saw Depp earlier in the day in Toronto as he was going in to do a sound check.

“He said, ‘I’ll be back,’ but that was three hours ago,” said Fischer. “He’s a phenomenal actor, and I feel terrible for everything he went through with the trial. (I’m here) just to support him.”

Beck kicked off his North American shows on Sept. 23 in Del Valle, Texas, sharing the bill for the first six shows with longtime musical friends ZZ Top before Depp joined him Oct. 4 for the remainder of his North American stops.

“Jeff Beck seems great, but Johnny’s better,” said Mary Jiura, of Niagara Falls, waiting near the tour buses with her daughter, Lisa Jiura.

“He’s a great actor, and he seems like a good humanitarian. I love what he does with the kids (visiting them) at the hospital. I think that’s great. His trial brought him down a bit, but (then) I thought he was in the right. I just stand by him.”

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Johnny Depp Wished to Write ‘Pirates 6’ With Disney to Give Jack Sparrow a Correct Goodbye

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Jack Sparrow is one of the most beloved characters, and many think that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 won’t be the same without Depp.

Johnny Depp reveals that he wanted to help write Pirates of the Caribbean 6 to give Jack Sparrow a proper ending before Disney fired the actor over the domestic abuse allegations.

Depp during the  defamation trial against Amber Heard  was asked if would return to the Pirates franchise after being hacked.

To this, the Fantastic Beasts actor replied that he won’t, even if he is offered $300 million. It was reported that the actor has earned that much by playing the role of the pirate in the first five films. His firing was criticised by fans and even more so now, as fans believe he is innocent.

I didn’t quite understand how after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship, certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent…” Johnny Depp said. “I, in fact, had been approached to take part in writing Pirates 6…” he revealed. “My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were,” Depp added.

“A franchise can only last for so long, and there’s a way to end a franchise like that. And I thought that the characters deserved… to end their franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop,” he continued.

Not just Pirates of the Caribbean 6, Johnny Depp‘s role as Geralt Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise was also sacked and went to Mads Mikkelsen. His general career in Hollywood also took a dip, especially after 2018 op-ed written by Amber Heard.

Now, as per the insider, Disney wants Johnny Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’.

Disney is reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The entertainment media giant has even offered $300 million to the Edward Scissorhands star as they are looking forward to the actor’s forgiveness, claimed insider.

Jack Sparrow is one of the most beloved characters, and many think that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 won’t be the same without him.

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Johnny Depp Once Did a Movie He Felt Wouldn’t Be Successful Just to Work With Christopher Walken

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Nick of Time was a 1995 characteristic starring Johnny Depp as an unwitting pawn in a plan to assassinate a distinguished political determine. His Nick of Time function was a little unconventional for Depp given the films he often picked on the time. Depp was principally recognized for taking part in characters that stood out from most individuals in society ultimately. However Nick of Time had Depp taking part in the straight man.

In a 1995 interview with The Washington Submit, Depp asserted that he took the function with this status in thoughts.

“I favored the script,” Depp mentioned. “I believed it was a good time to make a change. I figured I’d do one thing else after being accused by everyone of taking part in weirdos. It was a possibility to play the straight man. It’s actually a problem to do this — you’ve acquired to hold the man attention-grabbing. It’s harder.”

Johnny Depp as soon as shared he solely did ‘Nick of Time’ so he’d get to work with Christopher Walken

Years later, Depp elaborated a bit additional about why he determined to tackle the function. Regardless of his status for taking part in bizarre characters, the actor didn’t need to add films to his prolific filmography the place he felt like he’d bought out. Which was why he was hesitant on taking extra commercially interesting tasks. Nick of Time was the exception.

“I’ve tried issues up to now the place folks thought I attempted to promote out. For instance I did this movie Nick of Time with [director]John Badham. I don’t know if the movie was notably good,” he as soon as mentioned in an interview with Gainesville.

However Depp was keen to brush apart his reservations for the movie if it meant performing alongside one in every of Hollywood’s biggest actors.

“I did that movie not for cash, or not to promote out. I didn’t suppose it was going to achieve success in any respect. I didn’t care. I did it as a result of I needed to work with Christopher Walken and I needed to work with John Badham. The script was very very like an old style Hitchcock movie. All of these parts had been intriguing to me so I took it,” Depp mentioned.

How Johnny Depp responded to followers accusing him of promoting out with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Within the early 2000s, Depp hooked up himself to the Pirates of the Caribbeanfranchise. He would quickly lead the Disney journey movie into changing into a multi-billion greenback collection. However equally to Nick of Time, some Depp followers would additionally accuse Depp of promoting out due to its huge success. It was an accusation that Depp didn’t respect.

“I wouldn’t change something, no. As a result of I feel I went into it innocently, and it grew to become what it grew to become,” Depp as soon as instructed The Guardian of his determination to do Pirates. “And now they need to tear me down. Immediately, as quickly as I did Pirates II, they are saying: ‘Oh, he’s promoting out.’ What the f*** does that imply, promoting out? What if I did Ed Wooden II, is that promoting out? I imply, it’s not like I used to be ever wanting to develop into franchise boy, I used to be by no means wanting to develop into something like that. I simply latched on to a character I cherished.”

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Johnny Depp Increases Trouble For Amber Heard As He Now Aims At Turning Around The $2 Million Damages Ordered Against Him?

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Johnny Depp and his lawyers fire back at Amber Heard’s latest appeal at the court against the verdict in Virginia court. Read the details now!

Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a legal battle ever since ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence. While there remain numerous pieces of evidence that may prove his abuse, many of them have been questioned and even termed fabricated. During the latest trial, he was ordered to pay $2 million in damages after his attorney called the allegations a ‘hoax.’ Scroll below for the latest update on the matter.

As most know, Amber lost the Virginia trial and was ordered to pay damages worth $10.35 million to her ex-husband. She has since then sold her California property and is currently living peacefully in Spain with her baby and girlfriend Bianca Butti. It is said that she doesn’t have that kind of money and may go bankrupt!

Amber Heard has appealed the verdict of the Virginia trial saying the trial shouldn’t have taken place in the first place as the Aquaman actress’ opinions in The Washington Post op-ed were subjective. Her attorneys also claimed that the trial taking place at Fairfax County was unfair to her as it limited her ability to get witnesses to testify for her.

Now, the attorneys of Johnny Depp are firing back at the appeal made by Amber Heard. They claimed that the one account on which the actress was declared victorious was not really related to Depp. It was his attorney who made the remark against the actress and the superstar should be held liable for it.

A report by The Hollywood Reporter claims that the documents stated, “If clients cannot control the details of their attorneys’ work, it makes little sense that clients should nonetheless be held accountable for their attorneys’ tortious actions.”

With Johnny Depp and his lawyer claiming that the superstar should not be at fault, it is now to be seen if the verdict will see a turnover and create further issues forAmber Heard.

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