Johnny Depp beamed as he waved to fans from his tour bus after a performance in Montreux, Switzerland on Friday.
The 59-year-old actor showed his usual quirky performance in an open plaid shirt layered with bohemian silver necklaces after performing alongside Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
He donned tinted round-frame glasses and wore his long locks loose as he leaned against the front of the bus.
Johnny Depp, 59, put on his usual quirky show as he waved to fans from his tour bus on Friday after a performance in Montreux, Switzerland
Johnny accessorised with a series of stacked bracelets and elastic bands on both hands, along with a handful of chunky decorative rings.
He later added a felt fedora hat with a feather band and wore a khaki coat.
The musician was greeted by a crowd of adoring fans outside the venue, who held up a banner that read, “JD, do you want to date me?”
Alternative: He later added a felt fedora hat with a feathered band and wore a khaki coat after performing with Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Last month, following his victory in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, Johnny confirmed he’s teamed up with the legendary guitarist to record a 13-track collection.
Titled 18, the project features two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from iconic artists like the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon to alternative rockers like Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground.
“When Johnny and I started playing together it really sparked our youthful spirit and creativity.
“We joked about how we felt when we were 18, so that became the album title,” Jeff, 77, said in a statement about the album, as reported by Billboard.
On Tour: Johnny is accessorized with a series of stacked bracelets and elastic bands on both hands, along with a handful of chunky decorative rings
In keeping with the fond teenage memories the music evokes, the two artists chose to use an illustration of themselves as an 18-year-old drawn by Beck’s wife, Sandra, for the album cover.
For Johnny, who grew up listening to Jeff’s music, the collaboration is something of a dream come true.
“It is an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the all-time greats and someone I now have the privilege of calling my brother,” Johnny added in her statement.
Waiting patiently: The musician was greeted by a crowd of adoring fans outside the venue, who held up a banner that read ‘JD, do you want to go on a date with me?’
The duo first met in 2016 and quickly became friends over conversations about guitars and cars while also trying to make each other laugh.
Over the years, Jeff began to appreciate Johnny’s songwriting skills, which led to the former Yardbirds guitarist playing on a song called “Welcome To Bushwacker” that appeared on the Hollywood Vampires’ album “Rise” (2019).
Johnny formed the supergroup in 2012 with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.
Seeing Johnny’s musical talent up close and feeling their chemistry, it was Jeff who suggested recording songs that would eventually make “18.”
High profile: Last month, after winning his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, Johnny confirmed he’s hooked up with the legendary guitarist (pictured testifying during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard in April ).
Trial: The project, titled 18, features two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of covers by such iconic artists as the Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye (pictured Amber).
While in the recording studio, Jeff says they sometimes challenged each other by choosing specific songs for the album’s cover.
“I haven’t had another creative partner like him in ages,” Jeff confessed, adding, “He was a huge force on this record.
I just hope people take him seriously as a musician because for some people it’s hard to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock ‘n’ roll.’
Jeff also praised one of the Johnny originals – This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr – for making it onto the album.
“I was blown away by it,” the Jeff Beck Group star revealed. “That song is one of the reasons I asked him to do an album with me.”
Johnny’s musicianship skills can be heard on covers such as Caroline, The Beach Boys’ No, Marvin Gaye’s Ooo Baby Baby, The Velvet Underground’s Venus In Furs and The Killing Joke’s Death And Resurrection Show.
The Beck Depp album 18 will be released digitally and on CD on July 15th, followed by a vinyl edition on September 30th.
New Music: The project, titled 18, features two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of covers