Saturday, June 15, 2024

Johnny Depp Not Going on Jeff Beck Tour Because Their Album Sold Only 15,000 Copies


Johnny Depp will not be joining Jeff Beck on the latter guitar ace’s upcoming tour.

That may be because the album they did together, called “18,” has sold just 15,000 copies.

Beck will be joined on his tour in various cities by Ann Wilson of Heart and ZZ Top. My guess is other guest artists will jump in along the way.

But not Depp. He and Beck were recently accused of stealing lyrics to one of their collaborations from an old blues song. Since Beck is an instrumentalist, the odds are Depp is the culprit, allegedly.

Beck is one of the great musicians in rock history. Good for him for dumping Depp and moving on with other comparably tremendous contemporaries.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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