Ripe for caricature, they are perhaps two of the most distinctive-looking performers in rock history. Beck, with his much-imitated rooster shag haircut, and Gibbons, dressed in full hipster Wild West drag, look almost disconcertingly the same as they have for the past three or four decades.
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck will kick off their summer tour August 8 — and you can check out all the dates below. The tour is formatted to offer a free-standing set from Beck, a free-standing set from ZZ Top and a joint performance where Beck joins the ZZ Top for the finale.
It seems Jeff Beck has canceled the second leg of his European tour. According to a June 26 post on Beck's official website, jeffbeckofficial.com, the guitarist, who turned 70 on June 24, had been instructed by doctors to stop performing for six weeks. It also said he would "undertake a short hospital procedure."
Jeff Beck has canceled the second leg of his European tour. Beck, who turned 70 on Tuesday, has been instructed by doctors to stop performing for six weeks. He also will "undertake a short hospital procedure." We are unsure at this time of Beck's condition, a condition that also was the result of "emergency medical attention" (See below). We will update this story when we have more information.
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Jeff Beck has released a new three-track CD — Yosogai — in Japan. Don't bother looking for it on iTunes in the U.S. — it's not there, although some of the songs might wind up on his much-anticipated 2014 album.