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2016

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Jeff Beck Announces New 'Statement' Album 'Loud Hailer'

May 19, 2016

Jeff Beck will release his first new album in six years, Loud Hailer – named after another word for a megaphone – this summer. The record contains 11 tracks that span funk, electronic music, soul and the blues and an emphasis on vocal songs....

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Jeff Beck Talks Moving Past 'Guitar Nerd' Albums on New LP

April 8, 2016

"I really wanted to go back and use the basics, with what was going on in the Sixties with Jimi," says Jeff Beck, who is seated in small room of Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City, of some of the funkier tracks on his upcoming new album....

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Jeff Beck Details New Album, Tour Dates, Book

April 4, 2016

Jeff Beck's 2016 is filling up quickly: the famed guitarist has announced an as-yet-untitled new album, a release date for his autobiography BECK01 and additional tour dates with Buddy Guy. The album and the book will be released on July 15th and July...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best George Martin-Produced Albums

March 16, 2016

George Martin passed away last week at the age of 90. His career was a lengthy one, but his legacy lies primarily in his work with the Beatles as one of the biggest influence's on how the iconic band molded their sound over the course of the Sixties....

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Jeff Beck Remembers George Martin: 'He Gave Me a Career'

March 18, 2016

On his first day recording with the late George Martin, Jeff Beck sensed what the Beatles producer — who died March 8th at age 90 — could bring to his music. With his three-piece band, Beck laid down a version of Stevie Wonder's "Cause...

2015

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Flashback: Metallica Jams With Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck at HOF

December 17, 2015

The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony managed to get Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Joe Perry, Ron Wood, Flea and Metallica in the same room together. It was inevitable the night would end with a ferocious guitar battle, and the most obvious...

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Hear Jeff Beck's First Studio Track in Five Years 'Tribal'

May 11, 2015

Last year, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top traded riffs and solos on a summer tour filled with guitar pyrotechnics, with the former tearing through 40-year-old favorites like "Going Down" and newer covers of tunes such as Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and...

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Jeff Beck Planning Two Books, First Official Documentary

February 13, 2015

Jeff Beck is writing an autobiography and preparing a separate "signed, limited-edition" book as part of a new publishing deal struck with London-based Genesis Publishing group. According to a press release, the legendary guitarist is also at...

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How the Yardbirds Revolutionized Rock Live on the BBC

July 24, 2015

If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who...

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Jeff Beck Preps Live Album, Two New Studio Tracks

April 9, 2015

Jeff Beck has added a handful of concerts to his already-packed spring schedule and will release a live album in May. The album will also include two new studio tracks that will be the iconic guitarist's first new songs since 2010. Jeff...

2014

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ZZ Top Cancel Rest of Tour After Bassist's Injury

August 28, 2014

UPDATE: ZZ Top announced that they have canceled 27 additional dates through November 1st due to Dusty Hill's injury. A spokesperson said that the band hopes to continue touring early next year and reschedule all lost dates. ZZ Top have called off...

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Jeff Beck and ZZ Top to Tour Together this Summer

April 3, 2014

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will hit the road together for a five-week run this summer starting August 8th at Ogren Park in Missoula, Montana and wrapping up at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas on September 12th, with more dates to...

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Jeff Beck on Going Note-for-Note With ZZ Top

August 15, 2014

"I hate recording, because it's just a snapshot," Jeff Beck says. "It's not the real thing." Currently, the guitarist is showing off the real thing on the road, touring the U.S. with ZZ Top through mid-September. Although the former Yardbird hasn't put...

2013

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Brian Wilson Performs a Surprise 'Pet Sounds'

October 16, 2013

When Brian Wilson last took the stage at New York's Beacon Theater, a little less than a year and a half ago, he was once again a member of the Beach Boys, content to stay perched behind a piano on the side of the stage while his cousin (and longtime...

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Clapton's Crossroads Fest Hits Theaters Tonight

August 13, 2013

Fans who missed out on the Crossroads Guitar Festival this past April at New York's Madison Square Garden can head to select movie theaters tonight for a special one-night-only showing of Eric Clapton's massive event. Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar...

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Brian Wilson at Work on New Solo Record

June 6, 2013

Brian Wilson is working on his 11th solo record at Los Angeles' Ocean Way Studios and is set to embark on a short tour this summer with fellow former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, Billboard reports.  Jardine and Marks are also helping...

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Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Team on 'Fallon'

October 11, 2013

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck lent a dose of greatness to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, taking a pit stop on their joint tour to play through the Beach Boys' "Our Prayer" and a version of the folk standard "Danny Boy." Joined by Beach Boys Al...

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Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Plan Fall Tour

August 5, 2013

Jeff Beck is set to join Beach Boy Brian Wilson on a monthlong U.S. tour this fall which will kick off on September 27th in Hollywood, Florida, as announced on USA Today. Beck collaborated on Wilson's upcoming solo album, a partnership that sprung...

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