This fall, guitar great Jeff Beck will be hitting the road with the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. The two legends first met in 2006, and their friendship has led to Beck being invited to play on Wilson's forthcoming solo album — and joining him on a fall tour that kicks off September 27 in Hollywood, Floria, and ends October 27 in Akron, Ohio. Tickets go on sale August 9.
Although the video below was posted back in April, and the song itself was officially released June 4, we never really got around to sharing or discussing Jeff Beck's recent appearance on the new LeAnn Rimes album. But it's time to change all that!
Since I'm a Beck completist — someone who buys every available recording featuring Beck's guitar work (It's a disease) — I guess I'll be downloading a LeAnn Rimes song on June 4, something I really didn't see coming. But this collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise. Beck has appeared on albums by Cyndi Lauper, Joss Stone and Beth Hart, to name just a few. He's recorded and/or performed with Imelda May, Olivia Safe, Tal Wilkenfeld, Jennifer Batten, etc.
In 2011, longtime Jeff Beck fans were excited by rumors that the legendary guitarist was about to record a blues album with Rod Stewart. The album would've marked the first time the pair worked together since the mid-'80s ("Infatuation," anyone?) and their first full-length album of new material since their days in the Jeff Beck Group in 1969.
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Besides Clapton, this year's lineup included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray and Vince Gill.
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival kicks off tonight at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The two-night festival, which continues Saturday night, is the culmination of Clapton's Old Sock US tour, which kicked off March 14. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent people. The Festival is presented by Chase.
At last December's Kennedy Center Honors event, Jeff Beck and Beth Hart performed "I'd Rather Go Blind" in tribute to Buddy Guy. That performance — which you can check out in the video below — will be included in Hart's new album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, which will be released April 2 by Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group.