British guitarist Jeff Beck (77) and US actor Johnny Depp (59, “Pirates of the Caribbean”) are releasing a joint album. It is titled “18” and will be released on July 15, according to a statement on Friday. The two are also planning a tour, although an Austrian date has not yet been included in the tour dates.
Jeff Beck is considered one of the best guitarists in the world. He made his name with The Yardbirds in the 1960s before falling out with the band. With his first solo album “Truth” (1968) he became a guitar legend. Later he worked in different formations – among others with Mick Jagger, Roger Waters, Brian May, Paul Rodgers and Stevie Wonder.
Song for Hedy Lamarr
The first single from the album from the unusual collaboration, entitled “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”, pays homage to the Austrian-born Hollywood actress and inventor who died in 2000.