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26th Jun 2022

Johnny Depp video played during Paul McCartney set at Glastonbury

April Curtin

It isn’t the first time videos of Depp have been played at McCartney’s gigs

Paul McCartney played a video of Johnny Depp during his set at Glastonbury last night.

The 80-year-old Beatles icon took to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, becoming the oldest solo star to headline the festival.

While performing his 2012 track My Valentine, the screen showed snippets of the song’s original music video, which also features Natalie Portman.

In the black-and-white clip, Depp can be seen playing guitar and reciting the song’s lyrics in sign language.

The pair have been close friends and collaborators for years, with Depp starring in a number of McCartney’s music videos.

McCartney played a video of Depp accompanying him on guitar at a US concert back in May – even while the actor’s defamation trial was still ongoing. Though McCartney has been using footage of Depp at his gigs for almost a decade.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish used her headline set to call out the latest US abortion ruling.

Eilish put on a typically high-energy show on Friday, but took time in the middle of her set to confess: “Today is a dark day for women in America. It’s all I’m able to say about it. I can’t bear to think about it.”

News of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, meaning that states will now individually decide whether or not to outlaw abortion – at least five of which have already banned it following the ruling – hit the UK around 3pm, with many acts, including several Americans, learning of the news just before they were due to go on stage.

Phoebe Bridgers and Idles also blasted the news during their performances at Worthy Farm.

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