Johnny Depp: Appears on new Babybird album
After about thirteen years that Babybird topped the UK charts, the band is again making an effort - with Johnny Depp's help.
Depp has directed the band's new music video and will make a cameo appearance on the Sheffield group's forthcoming sixth album - 'Ex-Maniac'.
Reportedly, the Oscar nominated actor is a big fan of the British indie band and he also hooked the trio - Stephen Jones, Luke Scott and Robert Gregory - up with producers Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn. Witkin played with Depp in their high-school band, Kids, and has since worked with Adam Ant and Depp's partner, Vanessa Paradis.
The actor was also spotted directing Babybird's 2-day video shoot in late September. The video also features British actor Stephen Graham, star of This Is England, several Arctic Monkeys videos, and Public Enemies alongside Depp.
A short tour in November has been announced by Babybird, with the new album to follow next February.
It is not yet confirmed if Depp will join the band on stage, or will help them carry amps from the tour van.