Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck fight back claims of stealing lyrics from a poem

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck fight back claims of stealing lyrics from a poem

Updated on August 06, 2022 19:47 PM by Sally Harbor

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck 

Johnny Depo and Jeff Beck have been fighting back allegations made by an incarcerated man who has accused both of them of stealing lyrics from his poem.

Slim Wilson

According to a report published by a popular news source, the author of the poem is Slim Wilson who has reportedly served time in prison for charges of murder along with charges armed robbery, has claimed that Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have stolen lyrics from his poem for their latest song collaboration.

Add Block

Song of controversies

Slim Wilson has claimed that the new song of the duo Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck named "Sad Motherf---in' Parade" which is featured in their album 18 includes lyrics from his poem “Hobo Ben


After the article was published regarding the claims, an official from the side of Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck reportedly told the publication that Johnny Depp who is 59 years old, and Jeff Beck who is 78 years old are reviewing an inquiry related to the song 'Sad Motherf---in' Parade.', from the album 18 and If appropriate, additional copyright credits will be added to all forms of the album.

Add Block

The Backstory

During his time in the prison of Missouri state penitentiary in 1964, Slim Wilson met folklorist Bruce Jackson who had also documented his poetry and toasts — which eventually made it onto Bruce Jackson’s book which got published in 1974 book named Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me and two years later he also released an album with the same name.

Add Block

Hobo Ben 

In the poem “Hobo Ben”, Slim Wilson had written Ladies of culture and beauty so refined, is there one among you that would grant me wine?/I'm raggedy I know, but I have no stink/and God bless the lady that'll buy me a drink./Heavy-hipped Hattie turned to Nadine with a laugh/and said, ``What that funky mother---er really needs, child, is a bath."


On the other hand, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck’s song “The only two lines I could find in the whole piece that [Depp and Beck] contributed are 'big time mother---er' and 'bust it down to my level',” told Bruce Jackson who is also a professor at the University of Buffalo to a news portal.


Bruce Jackson also told that everything else has been taken from Slim Wilson’s performance from his book and this is the first time in his career of 50 years someone has just taken things as it is and put their names on it as the album credits only cite Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck as songwriters, and make no mention of Slim Wilson, Bruce Jackson or the book.

On July 15, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck released their album together titled “18”. The duo also released an official music video for "This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr," which marks their first single of the new album.

add Block

What's New : Celebrity