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."
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.
Twenty-five years ago this week, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off their one and only tour together. The trek, dubbed "The Fire Meets the Fury," kicked off October 25 in Minneapolis and wrapped up December 3 in Oakland.
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.