Johnny Depp waves to crowds of fans from his tour bus following a gig in Switzerland

Johnny Depp was beaming as he waved at fans from his tour bus following a gig in Montreux, Switzerland on Friday. 

The actor, 59, put on his usual quirky display in an open checked shirt with layers of bohemian silver necklaces after he performed alongside Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival. 

He donned a pair of circular framed tinted glasses and wore he long locks loose as he leaned against the front of the bus. 

Johnny Depp, 59, put on his usual quirky display as he waved at fans from his tour bus following a gig in Montreux, Switzerland on Friday

Johnny accessorised with a series of stacked bracelets and elastic bands along both hands, alongside a handful of chunky decorative rings. 

He later added a felt fedora hat complete with a feathered band and sported a khaki coat.  

The musician was met by crowds of adoring fans outside the venue, with on holding up a banner that read: ‘JD will you go on a date with me?’ 

Alternative: He later added a felt fedora hat complete with a feathered band and sported a khaki coat after he performed alongside Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Alternative: He later added a felt fedora hat complete with a feathered band and sported a khaki coat after he performed alongside Jeff Beck at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Last month, following his victory in his defamation trial against the his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, Johnny confirmed he has teamed up with the legendary guitarist to record a 13-track collection. 

The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs ranging from such iconic artists as the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon to alternative rockers such as Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground.

‘When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity.

‘We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too,’ Jeff, 77, said in a statement about the album, as reported by Billboard.

On tour: Johnny accessorised with a series of stacked bracelets and elastic bands along both hands, alongside a handful of chunky decorative rings

On tour: Johnny accessorised with a series of stacked bracelets and elastic bands along both hands, alongside a handful of chunky decorative rings

In keeping with their fond teenage memories that were sparked by the music, the two artists decided to use an illustration of themselves as 18-year-olds, 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’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother,’ Johnny added in their statement.

Waiting patiently: The musician was met by crowd of adoring fans outside the venue, with on holding up a banner that read: 'JD will you go on a date with me?'

Waiting patiently: The musician was met by crowd of adoring fans outside the venue, with on holding up a banner that read: ‘JD will you go on a date with me?’

The duo first met in 2016, and quickly bonded over conversations about guitars and cars, all while trying to make each other laugh.

Over the years Jeff began to appreciate Johnny’s songwriting abilities, which led to the former Yardbirds guitarist to play on a song, Welcome To Bushwacker, that appeared on the Hollywood Vampires’ album Rise (2019).

Johnny co-founded the supergroup in 2012 along with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.

Seeing Johnny’s musical talent up-close and sensing their chemistry was undeniable, it was Jeff who suggested they record songs that would eventually make up ’18’.

Highly publicised: Last month, following his victory in his defamation trial against the his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, Johnny confirmed he has teamed up with the legendary guitarist (pictured testifying during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber in April)

Highly publicised: Last month, following his victory in his defamation trial against the his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, Johnny confirmed he has teamed up with the legendary guitarist (pictured testifying during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber in April)

Trial: The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs ranging from such iconic artists as the Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye (Amber pictured)

Trial: The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs ranging from such iconic artists as the Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye (Amber pictured)

While in the recording studio, Jeff says they challenged each other, in part, by picking certain songs to cover for the album.

‘I haven’t had another creative partner like him for ages,’ Jeff confessed, adding, ‘He was a major force on this record.

I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.’

Jeff also offered high praise for one of the Johnny originals – This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr – that made the cut to be on 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 make an album with me.’

Johnny’s abilities as a musician can be heard on such covers as Caroline, No by the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye’s Ooo Baby Baby, Venus In Furs from The Velvet Underground and Killing Joke’s Death And Resurrection Show.

The Beck-Depp album ’18’ will be released digitally and on CD on July 15, and then be followed up by a vinyl edition on September 30.

New music: The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs

New music: The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs

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