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Rod Stewart Reunites With Jeff Beck at Los Angeles Concert

April 22, 2009 3:45 PM ET

Just weeks after reuniting with Jeff Beck Group bassist Ronnie Wood at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Jeff Beck found himself onstage with another former bandmate from his namesake band last night as Rod Stewart hit the stage at Beck's gig at the El Rey in Los Angeles. According to Live Daily, Stewart surprised Beck last night when he appeared onstage with a microphone in hand, singing on covers of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" and Willie Dixon's "I Ain't Superstitious," which Beck and Stewart recorded together in 1967 for the Jeff Beck Group's Truth.

Stewart served as vocalist of the Jeff Beck Group for the classic LPs Truth and Beck-Ola. Wood, who along with Beck's former Yardbirds bandmate Jimmy Page performed at the Rock Hall ceremony, was also a member of that Jeff Beck Group lineup. After Beck-Ola, both Stewart and Wood left the Group, forming another band that has been surrounded by reunion talk in recent months, the Faces. Beck and Stewart briefly reunited again in 1985 for their cover of "People Get Ready" for Beck's Flash. Last year, Rolling Stone spoke to Beck about the prospect of the Jeff Beck Group possibly reuniting, and at the time Beck seemed pessimistic. "Reformation of bands is never my idea of a good idea. Leave well enough alone, especially 35 years after it happened," Beck told RS. "It would be fun if we did it in private to see if it would sound any good, but leave it well enough alone and remember it for being groundbreaking at the time."

Joss Stone also guested at Beck's concert last night, singing on a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher." As Rock Daily previously reported, Jeff Beck was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist after already receiving the honor as a member of the Yardbirds. For much more on this year's Rock Hall ceremony, check out our Rock Hall hub.

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