Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck's Odd Pairing Works On New Tour
... "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda" and "Sloop John B." But the set also featured some lesser known songs like "Little Bird," "Darlin'" (which Brian called "One of the best songs I ever wrote") and "Marcella." They also mined the Americana songbook with a medley of "Old Man River" and "Cottonfields." Another highlight, though, was Chaplin joining the band for "Sail On Sailor." More including photos Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck
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Live Review: Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck in Wallingford, CT
... The idea of a Beach Boys fan also being a passionate jazz fusion fan is a stretch, maybe even more so when you turn those tables around. So that could explain why Wallingford, CT's Oakdale Theatre was somewhat emptier than it should have been on Oct. 11, when co-headliners Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck
rolled into town. But maybe Wilson and Beck played a little trick on their less than rabid fans -- you know the type: they hear their few favorites and spend the rest of the show yapping or sitting dispassionately glued to their smart phones. Those who would say, 'Brian who? ...or Jeff who?' and skip the show. Based on the indescribably fantastic pairing and the music it produced on this evening, perhaps Beck and Wilson (who are recording together) cooked up a scheme to co-headline a short tour and knock the socks off every hardcore fan who comes out for the show. Live Review: Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck
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Jeff Beck Doesn't See The Point Of Reunion With Rod Stewart
... said that Stewart "has got to focus. I've already done 11 demos for (Stewart), and he said they were in the wrong key. "So there's the commitment; he didn't even tell me which key to do these tracks. But I don't want these sour grapes. He prefers (soccer), and maybe that's the problem. I'm not holding my breath." Beck seems more focused on the present and the future in the interview. You can read it here. Jeff Beck
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Jeff Beck (June 24, 1944)
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He's a founding member of the Jeff Beck Group, formed in England in 1967. It included Rod Stewart on vocals and future Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood on bass.
He attended Wimbledon Art College in London.
Beck replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds. He had been recommended by Jimmy Page, Yardbirds bassist at the time and future Led Zeppelin guitarist. Beck left the Yardbirds in 1966 due to illness.
Beck has been in three car crashes. A fractured skull in one of them prevented him from joining a band with two members of Vanilla Fudge. He was also out of commission for months when he got his thumb trapped under a car.
In the mid-1970s, he was playing an all-instrumental format and would variously collaborate with keyboardist Jan Hammer (the writer of the Miami Vice theme song).
Beck has recorded with Mick Jagger and Roger Waters, among others.
His music is always very experimental. He has played blues, funk, heavy metal, jazz, rockabilly, and has recently explored electronic music.
Beck was offered the opportunity to replace Mick Taylor in the Rolling Stones, but he declined saying the group wasn't funky enough. The job went to his former bassist Ron Wood.
Beck has inducted Les Paul and Rod Stewart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has not been inducted himself.
Beck very nearly created Led Zeppelin. His 1968 single "Beck's Bolero" was recorded by the lineup of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. All they needed was a singer! Continuing in the Zep vein, Beck most definitely gave Jimmy some ideas. For instance, the first Jeff Beck Group album contains a cover of the Willie Dixon song "You Shook Me." Coincidentally (or not), the first Led Zeppelin album contains the same song (Jimmy claimed it as his own without giving proper credit). The first Beck Group album also has a song called "Led Boots" on it. Finally, the name of Page's future band was supplied by Keith Moon at the "Beck's Bolero" session when he said that his and Entwhistle's participation in the project would "go over like a lead zeppelin" with The Who's management. (thanks, don - rapid city, SD)
The Jeff Beck Group was supposed to be a part of the 1969 Woodstock Festival but they disbanded the week before. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: As a member of The Yardbirds and as a solo artist. (thanks, austin - Bristow, VA)
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged
Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?