Jeff Beck is readying what he feels is a "very important album." In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the 69-year-old guitarist discussed the timing of — and process of creating — his upcoming release.
When someone is widely hailed as the greatest guitar player ever, how do you step up and cover one of his songs? Have you ever noticed that the ratio of Metallica tribute albums to Hendrix tribute albums is something like 20 to 1? When's the last time you heard someone say, "Yeah, he played it better than Hendrix," without a clearly present sarcastic tone?
A lot of anniversaries have been celebrated in 2013, but I wanted to make sure we didn't forget to mention the ARMS Charity Concerts, a series of charitable events that raised money for multiple sclerosis. The first one took place September 20, 1983, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, followed by a few subsequent shows, including three sold-out shows at San Francisco's Cow Palace on December 3.
As we've reported, Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson are in the middle of an 18-date fall tour that kicked off September 27 in Hollywood, Florida, and ends October 27 in Akron, Ohio. Last night, however, the duo — and their entire band, which also features Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks — visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play a medley of the Beach Boys' "Our Prayer" and the traditional tune "Danny Boy."
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.