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:::::: 12.22.99: Beck Films Recycler ::::::

Beck has completed a days worth of filming on his first feature film, "Recycler", in which he plays himself in 9 years. The film is being done by longtime friend and collaborator Steve Hanft and tells the story of a man searching for a synthesizer for his band, meeting interesting characters along the way. Check out the Gallery for images from the shoot.

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:::::: 12.17.99: New Tour Dates ::::::

Check the tour section for new U.S., Europe, and Japan tour dates.

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:::::: 12.17.99: Beck on Winamp.com ::::::

BECK is the Featured Artist on Winamp.com. You can download a specialized version of Winamp preloaded with a song from Midnite Vultures, along with a Beck skin for Winamp.

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:::::: 12.10.99: Beck SPIN Chat ::::::

Beck participated in an online chat on SPIN.COM today, for more info about the chat go to www.spin.com.

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:::::: 12.10.99: Beck Tonight Show Webcast ::::::

Beck's performance of SEXX LAWS on "The Tonight Show" was webcast thanks to LAUNCH.COM and NBC.COM.




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:::::: 12.04.99: Beck on SNL ::::::

Beck appeared on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on December 4th. He played Mixed Bizness and Sexx Laws.

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:::::: 11.23.99: MIDNITE VULTURES OUT NOW ::::::

Finally, MIDNITE VULTURES is upon us. Head over to BECKDIRECT.COM and buy it, if you haven't already.

The reviews are in:
NEWSWEEK
LOS ANGELES TIMES
PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
ROLLING STONE
NME

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:::::: 11.20.99: Win a Trip to the TONIGHT SHOW ::::::

Be there when Beck gets his groove on at "The Tonight Show"! Visit Scour.Net (www.scour.net), and enter to win a trip to LA to see Beck perform live on The Tonight Show! The grand prize is round-trip airfare for two to Los Angeles, including hotel accommodations and a limo ride to the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to see Beck perform on December 10. You'll also get $200 running-around money to blow however you see fit. Ten runners-up will receive copies of Beck's new album Midnite Vultures, plus his previous DGC/Geffen releases, Mellow Gold, Odelay and Mutations. Must be 18 to enter. Hurry quick! The contest ends December 4th.

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:::::: 11.18.99: SECRET AMSTERDAM SHOW ::::::

Beck played a secret show in Amsterdam on November 19th. We gave away 10 pairs of tickets for the deal. Congrats to those who won!

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:::::: 11.18.99: Beck on VH1 Fashion Awards ::::::

Beck has been added to the list of performers at the VH1 Fashion Awards Show which airs on December 5th on VH1. Other performers include Foo Fighters, and Jennifer Lopez.

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:::::: 11.14.99: Beck Feature in L.A. Times ::::::

Check out the feature on BECK in this Sunday's L.A. Times (11.14.99) by Robert Hilburn.

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:::::: 11.10.99: Beck on UK TV ::::::

Beck will make the following Television appearances in the UK:

TFI Fridays: November 12 (performing "Sexx Laws")
Videotech: November 18 (performing "Sexx Laws")
Later with Jools Holland: November 20 (performing 3 songs)

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:::::: 11.03.99: SEXX LAWS VIDEO ::::::

The "SEXX LAWS" video is upon us! Check it out at the burgeoning media section.

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:::::: 10.27.99: SECRET GALAXY THEATRE SHOW ::::::

Beck and crew performed a secret show at the Galaxy Theatre on November 1st. The show introduced Lyle Workman and Victor Indrizzo to the Beck community.

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:::::: 10.26.99: Sexx Laws Contest Winners ::::::

Congratulations go out to Tony Theilen of Burlington, ND. He'll be flown out to a secret location and get to appear in Beck's new video. Runners-up all will get a personally autographed SEXX LAWS promo 12":

Jeff Pace
Chris Fagiani
Chris Huff
Joe Lieberman
Kara Eads
Chad Corradetti
Lisa Odo
Frank Cirillo
Alicia Zachmann
Mark Simpson


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:::::: 10.26.99: MIDNITE VULTURES SOUND CLIPS ::::::

Listen to 20 second sound clips of MIDNITE VULTURES only here. 20 seconds of a song every day.

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:::::: 10.26.99: Beck hits The Tonight Show ::::::

Beck will be on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno on Dec. 10th. He'll be performing "Sexx Laws".

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:::::: 10.25.99: Beck on SPIN Cover ::::::

Beck will grace the cover of the December issue of SPIN magazine, hitting stands November 1st.

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:::::: 10.25.99: Sexx Laws Premiere/Beck on MTV ::::::

The video for SEXX LAWS will premiere on MTV November 3rd. Beck will also perform live on MTV on November 6th.

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:::::: 10.25.99: New Band Members ::::::

Two new additions to the backup band: Taking Joey Waronker's place on drums is Victor Indrizzo, of Scott Weiland and Chris Cornell fame. Taking Smokey Hormel's place on guitar is Lyle Workman, of Todd Rundgren, Frank Black fame.

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:::::: 10.18.99: Midnite Vultures Pushed Back ::::::

Midnite Vultures has been pushed back a week to November 23rd in the US, November 20th in Japan, and November 22nd in the UK and AUS.

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:::::: 10.08.99: Beck Plays Secret Warm-Up Shows ::::::

Beck and crew played 2 secret warm-up shows this past week in preparation for the Coachella Festival this weekend. They played in the food court of the UCSB Student Center in Santa Barbara, CA on Wednesday (10.06.99) and the Satellite Student Union at CSU Fresno on Thursday (10.07.99). Both shows included a mix of material from Odelay, Mellow Gold, Mutations, and Midnite Vultures.

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:::::: 10.05.99: Beck on KROQ ::::::

Beck will appear on the KROQ 106.7 Morning show tomorrow (10.06.99) at 8:30 am.

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:::::: 09.30.99: Sexx Laws Single ::::::

The first single off Midnite Vultures, "Sexx Laws" will get 2 separate UK singles. Both will be out November 8th.

CD #1
1. Sexx Laws
2. This Is My Crew
3. Sexx Laws (Wiseguys Remix)

CD #2
1. Sexx Laws
2. Salt In The Wound
3. Sexx Laws (Malibu Mix by Roger Manning)

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:::::: 09.24.99: LISTEN TO SEXX LAWS, WIN A TRIP TO BE IN THE NEXT VIDEO! ::::::

Check out the NEW Beck single RIGHT here folks. NOT only do you get that, but also a chance to win an ALL-EXPENSES PAID trip to appear in Beck's next video. that's right.

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:::::: 09.22.99: MIDNITE VULTURES TRACKLISTING ::::::

The MIDNITE VULTURES tracklisting is here:

1. Sexx Laws
2. Nicotine & Gravy
3. Mixed Bizness
4. Get Real Paid
5. Hollywood Freaks
6. Peaches & Cream
7. Broken Train
8. Milk & Honey
9. Beautiful Way
10. Pressure Zone
11. Debra

Extra Bonus Japanese Track:
13. Arabian Nights

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:::::: 09.16.99: GET LIMITED EDITION SEXX LAWS 12" ::::::

Head over to the official BECK store BECKDIRECT.com and get an EXCLUSIVE limited edition white label SEXX LAWS 12", featuring the new single, and the "Malibu" remix by Roger Manning (aka Shotgun).

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:::::: 09.13.99: The New Album Title: MIDNITE VULTURES ::::::

The name of the new album, due to hit stores November 16th, is MIDNITE VULTURES.

Songs included will be "Sexx Laws", "Milk and Honey", "Debra", "Hlwd. Freaks", "Mixed Bizness", "Nicotine and Gravy", and "Get Real Paid". Beck has also recorded a new song "This Is My Crew" as a b-side for the "Sexxlaws" single.

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:::::: 09.13.99: Beck NOT Playing Artistdirect Awards ::::::

Contrary to reports, Beck will NOT be playing the first annual Artistdirect awards.

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:::::: 08.19.99: New LP Release Date Announcement ::::::

The still as-yet-untitled LP will show up in stores on November 16th in the U.S. and November 15th in the U.K on DGC Records.

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:::::: 08.13.99: PLAYING WITH MATCHES Moves to Banff ::::::

The Beck/Al Hansen "Playing With Matches" show has moved to Banff. Go to the Walter Phillips Gallery for more information.

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:::::: 08.05.99: Beck to Play Coachella ::::::

Beck has been added as a headliner to the Coachella lineup this October 9th. Other artists include The Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, Luke Vibert, Cibo Matto, and Pavement. Tickets go onsale Saturday, August 7th.

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:::::: 07.07.99: Beck Opens for Beth Orton ::::::

Beck made a surprise appearance at Beth Orton's sold out show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Billed as "Silverlake Menza", Beck borrowed Beth's guitar and harmonica and played 4 songs: "Tropicalia", "Nobody's Fault", "Cold Brains" and "Lazy Flies."

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:::::: 07.03.99: Beck Joins Caetano Veloso ::::::

Beck joined legendary Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso onstage at his show in Los Angeles and jammed on a few songs with him. Caetano also performed an instrumental version of "Tropicalia". Check out photos of the event in the Gallery.

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:::::: 07.02.99: Beck on MOM Compilation ::::::

Beck will lend the new Mutations version of "Electric Music and the Summer People" to the forthcoming M.O.M III compilation to benefit The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the coastal environment. For more information go to www.surfrider.org.

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:::::: 06.10.99: Beck In Studio Video ::::::

Each week we'll be posting new video of Beck in the studio working on his new album. Each segment is directed by Mutations EPK director Bart Lipton.

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:::::: 05.06.99: Japan Tour Photos ::::::

For the Japanese tour last April, we gave a bunch of disposable cameras to some fans and let them take photos during the sets. Thankfully, they came out rather well. Go to the Gallery section to check them out.

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:::::: 04.13.99: Playing With Matches Hits Japan ::::::

"Playing With Matches" will be opening in Japan next Wednesday (04.21.99) at the Laforet Gallery in the happening area of Tokyo called Harajuku in Shibuya. Coincidentally, Beck is doing a series of concerts in Tokyo and so will be able to attend the opening ceremonies at Laforet. Channing Hansen, Beck's brother will also perform at the opening event. One of the family's hosts in Japan is Crossbeat magazine and Shinko Publishing--PWM is being translated into Japanese and the book is being copied in its entirety! Sean Carrillo, Beck's stepdad, will be taping a lot of the events for an Al Hansen documentary that he has been assembling over the past two years.

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:::::: 04.06.99: Beck on Melvins Album? ::::::

Beck has been asked by King Buzzo of Melvins to make a guest appearance on the third album of their three album trilogy, "Crybaby" due out later this year on Mike Patton's (Bungle) new label, Ipecac Records. Beck is still considering it, and if he agrees, will work on it this summer.

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:::::: 03.22.99: Webcast for Post-Oscar Show ::::::

Beck headlined Excite/HSX's post-Academy Awards show on Sunday the 21st of May at the House of Blues. Beck was introduced by Patricia Arquette and played a fairly straightforward set of Odelay songs mixed with Mutations, "Deadweight", and Mellow Gold material. The new song "Jockin' My Mercedes" was also played.

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:::::: 02.24.99: Beck Presents at Grammy Awards ::::::

Beck presented the award for Record of the Year with Sarah MacLachlan and Puff Daddy at this years 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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:::::: 02.23.99: Beck Presents Rock The Vote Award to Neil Young ::::::

Neil Young and Wyclef Jean are this year's honorees for Rock The Vote's Patrick Lippert Award, which were given out on February 23rd at Los Angeles' House of Blues. Beck presented the award to Neil and his wife Pegi.

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:::::: 02.16.99: Beck wins at Brit Awards! ::::::

Beck, via satellite won Best International Male Solo Artist at this year's Brit Awards in London. mmm.

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:::::: 02.01.99: Playing with Matches Moves to Vancouver ::::::

In Vancouver, Canada, the Beck & Al Hansen: Playing With Matches exhibition is opening on February 4, 1999 from 6 to 8 pm. Bibbe Hansen and Sean Carrillo will be in attendance. The show will then run from the 5th to March 6th at:

Art Beatus Gallery
M1-888 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H1

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:::::: 01.20.99: Vegas Show Rescheduled ::::::

A band member has taken ill and the Las Vegas Tropicana Theatre show has been postponed to May 6th. People who purchased tickets for the show will be honored at this later date.

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:::::: 01.13.99: Vegas Ticket Winners ::::::

Congratulations to Melissa Amzallag and Vinod Snackcar. Their names were picked from a random drawing, and they each won a pair of tickets to the Las Vegas Tropicana Show. Now if only the show was HAPPENING...

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:::::: 01.09.99: Beck on SNL ::::::



Beck performed on Saturday Night Live on January 9th. He performed "Nobody's Fault But My Own" and "Tropicalia" and was also featured in skit about Fat Albert. Bill Paxton (Chet from Weird Science) hosted.

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