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Omnibus Press to Publish New Jeff Beck Biography, 'Hot Wired Guitar'

UK-based Omnibus Press will publish a new Jeff Beck biography -- Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck -- on May 1.

The 496-page book is already available in digital form via iBooks, barnesandnoble.com and other online outlets.

The author, British journalist Martin Power, has published biographies on Aerosmith, Queen, Shane McGowan, Manic Street Preachers and Pearl Jam.

Hot Wired Guitar explores Beck's life from his childhood in 1940s South London through 2010's Emotion & Commotion and beyond. It features new interviews with Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty and manager Simon Napier-Bell, and other Beck collaborators including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and others.

For more about the book, visit the publisher's website. You also can download free digital samples from iBooks, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.

Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck, hardcover, 496 pages, Omnibus Press, $34.95

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.