On May 19, guitar legend Jeff Beck will release Live+, a new, mostly live album. We say "mostly live" because it also contains two of his first new studio recordings since his last studio album, 2010's Emotion & Commotion. Today you can check out one of the new songs, "Tribal."
In early 1965, when Jimmy Page was an in-demand London session guitarist, he—thanks to the encouragement of American pop singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon—decided to branch out a bit. He—for the first time—released a single under his own name.
Jeff Beck will release a new live album—Jeff Beck Live+—that also features a bonus: two new studio tracks. The album will be released May 5 via Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment. The two new songs, which appear immediately after the album's many live cuts, are "Tribal" and "My Tiled White Floor."
Fans of Jeff Beck—and of vintage gear in general—might get a kick out of the video below. In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Party DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.
Take a deep breath and jump into the guitar adventure that is Jeff Beck. Jeff Beck A Step-by-Step Breakdown of His Guitar Styles and Techniques is an exclusive book/CD pack that features in-depth analysis of the songs and solos that highlight Beck's career, from the Yardbirds to his landmark jazz-fusion albums of the '70s to the present day.
When a big-name guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded. Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck — as a session guitarist — has rarely disappointed. Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.
Jeff Beck has signed an exclusive publishing deal with London-based Genesis Publishing Group. Plans to release a high-quality "signed, limited-edition" book are in the works for release in the last quarter of 2015. Beck also is hard at work on an officially sanctioned documentary and is writing his autobiography.
OK, this 2009 video is anything but new—and it's aging as I type this!—but it just wound up in my inbox for the first time ... and I like it. It's a brief clip of Jeff Beck and his then-bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld, playing a duet of sorts on Wilkenfeld's bass at New York City's Irving Plaza April 10, 2009.
At the end of 1964, Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds, a band still searching for their first hit. His replacement was a player of very different capabilities, a technical and sonic pioneer who helped propel the group from their former status as a blues covers act to become one of the most innovative and daring musical collectives working in the U.K.
Jeff Beck has announced a string of solo 2015 dates. The tour will kick off April 16 with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York, and wrap up April 26 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Beginning April 30 in Cedar Park, Texas, Beck and ZZ Top will make up their cancelled dates from September. The double-bill tour was cut short due to an injury suffered by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.