By Steve Newton Back in 2001 I did my first (and hopefully not last) interview with Jeff Beck, who I've long championed as the world's greatest living rock guitarist. At the time Beck's touring band included American picker Jennifer Batten, who'd also played on his new album You Had It Coming, and written its pummeling … Continue reading Jeff Beck on Jennifer Batten: “I don’t know why she’d want to waste her life with me”
By Steve Newton When I interviewed Jeck Beck back in January of 2001, just before the release of his You Had It Coming album, I asked the world's greatest living rock guitarist if the 2000 Grammy nomination for a track from his previous album, Who Else!, meant anything to him. In typically modest Beck style he … Continue reading That time Jeff Beck told me that Grammys mean nothing to him–especially when he loses to Santana!
me 'n Jeff By Steve Newton In my 35 years of writing about rock musicians I've never been as psyched as I was back in January 2001 when I got the chance to interview Jeff Beck. He was heading to Vancouver for a rare club appearance at the historic Commodore Ballroom, and I contacted him in … Continue reading That time Jeff Beck told me that John McLaughlin was “the greatest player around”