Jeff Beck found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp when the two met in 2016. They bonded quickly over cars and guitars and spent most of their time together trying to make each other laugh. At the same time, Beck’s appreciation grew for Depp’s serious songwriting skills and his ear for music. That talent and their chemistry convinced Beck they should make an album together.
Rod Stewart joins Deep Hidden Meaning Radio with Nile Rodgers to talk about songwriting and the stories behind some of his best-loved songs. Rod explains how he accidentally “stole” one of his biggest hits and the two legends discuss the perils of plagiarism, they talk about Rod writing about love and soccer in the same song, and about working with Jools Holland on a new album. Rod also tells Nile about his other great passion - his enormous model railway!
Announced today, JEFF BECK will add five solo shows to his 2019 U.S. touring schedule. In addition to the previously announced appearances at the Crossroads Festival and a show at the Hollywood Bowl, where he will join his former band mate, Rod Stewart, BECK will now include Kansas City, Tulsa, Austin, San Antonio and Phoenix to his 2019 U.S. live dates. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, June 21, with the exception of Phoenix which will be on sale on June 24.
Set to air on Showtime, December 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm ET/PT Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story documents the history of a musical maverick and true innovator, delving below the surface to shed light on the circumstances, inspiration and technicality behind the man and his music.
It was a spectacular night for a concert at the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island last Sunday. Although it was the dog days of July, the temperatures were reasonable, there was no rain, and there was a pleasant breeze off of Lake Michigan. And what about the music? That was spectacular as well!
JEFF BECK will embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining BECK on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as long touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith.
Guitar icons Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy have drastically differing backgrounds and history, yet the two fared perfectly in a double bill for an extensive U.S. Summer tour that just made its way through the West Coast. Beck is hailed as one of the finest guitar innovators in history, as member of the Yardbirds (amongst Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page,) followed by an illustrious solo career with backing musicians including Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Nicky Hopkins, and many others.