Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp Drop Beach Boys Cover Ahead of Joint Album – Billboard

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp have released their cover of The Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” along with an accompanying music video, marking the fourth song the duo have performed from their forthcoming cover album, 18.

The video shows Beck and his band live performing the song, an electric guitar-led instrumental version of The Beach Boys’ original, onstage. Depp does not appear in the video, although he is currently traveling as a special guest on Beck’s European tour.


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“That entire album was a huge support to me through horrible times,” Beck said in a statement about The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, which features “Caroline, No.” “I left the Yardbirds and I regretted it because I had nothing… I bought a stereo and Pet Sounds, and I was nailed to the place. I remember it was a great cure for losing the Yardbirds, having Jimi Hendrix stomp everything, and losing my girlfriend.”

Beck and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, who recently won a high-profile libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, have already released three other songs from 18: a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs,” the original song by Depp. “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr” and a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation”. The rest of the 13-song album arrives on July 15.

The record, which Beck and Depp have been working on together since 2019, was named in honor of the bond the two men have shared since they met in 2016. “When Johnny and I started playing together, it really lit up our spirits. youth and creativity. Beck said in a statement. “We were joking about how we felt at 18 again, so that became the album title as well.”

“It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff,” Depp added of his collaborator. “One of the true greats and someone I now have the privilege of calling my brother.”

Check out Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s new music video for “Caroline, No” below.