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Watch Jeff Beck and Alice Cooper Explore the Yardbirds' Impact

April 9, 2010 11:07 AM ET

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Beck will release his new album Emotion & Commotion next Tuesday, April 13th, and as an extra incentive to purchase Beck's first studio album in seven years on iTunes, the digital music service is offering up an exclusive 30-minute interview between Beck and Alice Cooper. The two rock icons talk about a wide range of topics from cars to guitars, but in this RS exclusive excerpt from the chat, they explore the influence of Beck's other Rock Hall band, the Yardbirds.

"It was something American kids had never heard before. You guys were sending us back our own blues, but we didn't even know it was ours," Cooper says of first hearing the Yardbirds during the great wave of the British Invasion. "To this day, I don't think there's a record as unique as 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago.'"

For much more on the Yardbirds straight from the mouths of Beck and Eric Clapton, be sure to check out the stories below:

Jeff Beck on His Legendary Unreleased 1970 Motown Album
Jeff Beck on New LP "Emotion & Commotion" and Recording the Perfect Guitar Solo
Eric Clapton On Jeff Beck's Singing and Having An Old Man's Voice
Eric Clapton On Revisiting "Layla," Sobriety and Reflecting on His Life

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