:::::: 12.15.01: Beck at Silver Lining Benefit ::::::
||After being postponed one day due to sporadic Los Angeles weather, Beck once again played this years Silver Lining Benefit for the Sunset Free Clinic at the Paramour Estate in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Beck, Lyle, and JMJ dusted off some old favorites like Pay No Mind, along with some Hank Williams covers. Click the pic to the left to view the setlist plus more photos.
:::::: 11.05.01: Summersonic Footage ::::::
Check out our footage and photos of Beck at Japan's Summersonic Festival. Be sure to get the new QUICKTIME plugin to view videos properly.
10.04: GET REAL PAID
10.08: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
10.11: BACKSTAGE LESSON
10.15: THE NEW POLLUTION
10.18: GET REAL PAID
10.29: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
11.01: MILK AND HONEY
11.05: THE NEW POLLUTION
11.10: HOLLYWOOD FREAKS
:::::: 10.09.01: Vanity Fair Preview ::::::
Beck shares the cover of Vanity Fair in this months Music Issue with other artists David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Chris Cornell, Joni Mitchell, Gwen Stefani, Maxwell, Jay-Z, Emmylou Harris, Missy Elliott and Beyonce. Not only does Beck appear on the cover, but he has also compiled his list of The 50 Best Album Covers Ever along with comments on each cover. Following is an excerpt of Beck's comments on Devo's album cover for Freedom Of Choice: "I wasn't sure if they were an army, a gang, or a specialized task force of geological engineers. Whatever they were, when this came out, I wanted to enlist. There was something so satisfying about their regimented chaos. I'd love to see some of these new-school rock bands step up to this level of concept." The issue hits the stands on October 10th.
:::::: 10.03.01: Contest Winners ::::::
Thanks to all who entered our BECK.COM Survey. ALLISON LANDRY won the grand prize, a Beck DJ Bag with autographed CDs and vinyl as well as a 2001 European Tour T-shirt. Runners up Agraja Sharma, Frank Fusco, Janis McNair, Robb Bruner, and David Segal all won Beck DJ Bags.
:::::: 10.01.01: Timeless: A Hank Williams Tribute Released ::::::
Beck's cover of "Your Cheatin' Heart" appears on the new Hank Williams Tribute "Timeless" out now on Lost Highway Records. Other artists include Hank III, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Johnny Cash.
:::::: 09.22.01: European Tour Footage Week 6 ::::::
This weeks batch from the European Summer Tour: Nobody's Fault, and More Crowd Participation.
:::::: 09.11.01: Beck Not on Lennon Tribute, Shortlist Postponed ::::::
DUE TO THE RECENT TRAGEDY IN NYC BECK WILL NOT BE TRAVELING THERE FOR EITHER THE SHORTLIST SYMPOSIUM OR THE LENNON TRIBUTE.
:::::: 09.11.01: Beck on Shortlist Panel ::::::
See Beck in New York at a live panel discussion with Mos Def, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (The Roots), Nic Harcourt and Steve Lillywhite hosted by Neil Strauss, culture correspondent of The New York Times. The panel will discuss The Short List of Music and the nominations for the best album of the year. The Short List (link www.shortlistofmusic.com) is an annual award dedicated to acknowledging and honoring achievement in music. Beck and the rest of the panel are "Listmakers" for 2001.
This a New York Times "Critic's choice" event. For tickets call 1-888-NYT-1870 and use code nyt@150 for a special New York Times discount.
:::::: 09.09.01: European Tour Footage Week 5 ::::::
This weeks batch from the European Summer Tour: The New Pollution, and Smooth Move. Check back next week for more footage.
:::::: 08.31.01: European Tour Footage Week 4 ::::::
This weeks batch from the European Summer Tour: The Guitar, and In Sync. Check back next week for more footage.
:::::: 08.24.01: European Tour Footage Week 3 ::::::
This weeks batch from the European Summer Tour: The Harmonica, and El Ralicke. Check back next week for more footage.
:::::: 08.22.01: TNT Lennon Tribute, Shortlist ::::::
Beck will appear in TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon" tribute show September 20th at New York's Radio City Music Hall. An edited version of the event will then air October 9th on TNT. Other artists scheduled to appear include Marc Anthony, Moby, and Nelly Furtado.
Beck, along with other assorted artists, producers, and journalists including Dave Grohl, Mos Def, Trent Reznor, and Aimee Mann will nominate their own lists of today's best and brightest in music. The nominations constitute the 80 nominee "Long List", which is then whittled down to the 10 nominee "Short List" which will be announced at a panel discussion in New York on September 14th as part of the New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend Lecture Series. The winner of the Short List Prize for Artistic Achievement will then be announced October 30th. Check the Shortlist's website www.shortlistofmusic.com for more information.
:::::: 08.17.01: European Tour Footage Week 2 ::::::
Here's this weeks batch from the European Summer Tour: Hammertime from Paris, and The Lyrics. Check back next week for more footage.
:::::: 08.16.01: BBS Back Up ::::::
Finally the BECK.COM BBS is back up and running, check it out now.
:::::: 08.15.01: New Contest ::::::
We're giving away some free Beck stuff, all you gotta do is take 5 minutes and fill out our BECK.COM survey. One grand prize winner will get a Beck DJ bag with autographed CDs and vinyl as well as a 2001 European Tour T-shirt. 5 runner ups will get the Beck DJ Bag. Contest ends on September 15th, winners will be picked at random. Good Luck!
:::::: 08.11.01: European Tour Footage, Photos ::::::
Here are two videos from the European Summer Tour: Crowd Participation from Paris, and Debra. Check back next week for more footage.
Ooh and here are some select pics from the tour as well:
:::::: 07.16.01: BECK.COM CHANGES ::::::
As you can see, BECK.COM is goin through some changes. Stay tuned for more changes and the return of the BBS and don't forget to signup for our email announcement list. - truck
:::::: 07.13.01: Bruce Haack Tribute ::::::
Beck has recorded the Bruce Haack song "Funky Little Song" with Ross Harris at Burning Trailer Studios for Ross' forthcoming BRUCE HAACK TRIBUTE RECORD. Other artists on the tribute include Stereolab, Money Mark, Mouse on Mars, Cornelius, Sukia, and DJ Me DJ You. Check out THE BRUCE HAACK WEB to learn more about the late and great BRUCE HAACK.
:::::: 07.13.01: Beck at SUMMERSONIC ::::::
Beck is scheduled to headline Japan's annual Summer Sonic Festival. Dates are August 18 in Tokyo and August 19 in Osaka. Other artists include Marilyn Manson, Incubus, Living End, Rancid, MXPX, Primal Scream and many more.
:::::: 07.08.01: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECK ::::::
Beck's birthday was July 8th and he was treated to a rendition of "Happy Birthday" by the band and 40,000 fans at Scotland's "T In The Park" festival. A birthday cake was even delivered to Beck on stage.
:::::: 06.12.01: Beck on Jackass Soundtrack UPDATE ::::::
Beck has just recorded a very abrasive punk song called "Bad Energy" that will be on the MTV show 'Jackass' soundtrack cd.
UPDATE: The Jackass soundtrack has been canceled... Bad Energy will definitely show up somewhere though, stay tuned.
:::::: 05.27.01: KCRW, Moulin Rouge, Air ::::::
Beck appeared once again on KCRW on May 26th with a taped performance from noon to 2pm. Beck DJed playing tracks of his liking, recent collaborations and playing some live acoustic material. Here's what was played:
Sigur Ros "Staralfur"
Grandaddy "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot"
Lee Hazelwood "If It's Monday Morning"
Broadcast "Come On Let's Go"
Free Design "Bubbles"
Rita Lee "Agora So Falta Voce"
Ween "Bananas and Blow"
Caetano Veloso "Michelangelo Antonioni"
Francoise Hardy "Bati Mon Nid"
Skip Spence "Diana"
Sebadoh "Brand New Love"
Belle and Sebastian "Stars of Track and Field"
"Beautiful Way" (live)
"Dead Melodies" (live)
Air (with Beck) "The Vagabond"
"These Days" (live)
"Nobody's Fault But My Own" (live)
Air (with Beck) "Don't Be Light"
If you missed the show or just wanna hear it again and again (and again), it'll then be on Spinner.com on May 30th until June 4th.
The "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack featuring Beck and Timbaland's cover of David Bowie's Diamond Dogs is out now, go pick it up.
Air's brand new record "10,000 Hz Legend" hits the shelves on May 29th. Beck appears on two tracks "The Vagabond" and "Don't Be Light".
:::::: 04.19.01: Beck on Futurama ::::::
Beck will be featured as one of the voices on Fox's animated show "Futurama". The episode airs this Sunday, April 22nd at 7pm.
:::::: 04.05.01: European Tour Dates ::::::
Beck and the gang will be making the rounds in Europe this summer. here are the confirmed dates:
|June 23||Dublin, IRE||Creamfields Festival|
|June 25||London, ENG||Brixton Academy|
|June 26||London, ENG||Brixton Academy|
|June 27||Birmingham, ENG||Academy|
|June 29||Roskilde, DEN||Roskilde Festival|
|June 30||Werchter, BEL||Werchter Festival|
|July 1||Paris, FRA||Olympia|
|July 4||Stockholm, SWE||Grona Lund|
|July 6||Kristiansand, NOR||Quart Festival|
|July 7||Oxford, ENG||South Park (solo opening for Radiohead)|
|July 8||Glasgow, SCOT||T in the Park|
|July 9||Montreaux, SWI||Montreux Jazz Festival|
|July 11||San Sebastian, SPA||Velodromo|
|July 12||La Coruna, SPA||Coliseum (opening for Neil Young)|
|July 13||Vigo, PORT||Villa de Mouros Festival|
|July 14||Jerez, SPA||Esparrago Festival|
|Aug 18||Tokyo, JAP||SUMMERSONIC Marine Stadium|
|Aug 19||Osaka, JAP||SUMMERSONIC WTC Open Air Stadium|
:::::: 02.20.01: Beck on KCRW Comp ::::::
Beck's cover of "Lonesome Whistle" from his November appearance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic will appear on KCRW's forthcoming Sounds Eclectic compilation due out April 3rd. Other artists include Willie Nelson, Badly Drawn Boy, David Gray, and Patti Smith.
:::::: 02.16.01: CMA Nomination ::::::
Beck has been nominated for Outstanding Rock/Pop Album from the California Music Awards (the Awards formerly known as the Bammies). The ceremony will be held April 28 in Oakland.
:::::: 02.15.01: SOUTHLANDER Trailer ::::::
The trailer for Steve Hanft's SOUTHLANDER film (formerly known as "Recycler") featuring Beck (among other people) is up at the films future website, www.southlander.net.
:::::: 02.13.01: Miss. John, Hank Tributes and Marianne Faithfull ::::::
Beck will lend his cover of "Stagolee" to the Mississippi John Hurt tribute album in the works coming out June 12, 2001, along with a cover of "Your Cheatin' Heart" to the Hank Williams tribute due out September 25th.
Beck will also spend two days recording with Marianne Faithfull for material on her forthcoming record. He'll also appear with Marianne and Elvis Costello among others to perform songs by folk legend Harry Smith at UCLA on April 25 and 26.
:::::: 02.08.01: Exclusive B-Side/Remix CD ::::::
We've got a CD of the recent b-sides and remixes by the Mixed Bizness Contest winners. Here's a tracklisting:
1. Arabian Nights
2. Dirty Dirty
3. Midnite Vultures
4. Mixed Bizness (Latin-Shot mix by Scatter-Shot Theory)
5. Mixed Bizness (Hardmixn by Jake Kozel)
6. Salt in the Wound
7. Sexx Laws (Malibu Remix)
9. Nicotine and Gravy video
:::::: 01.26.01: Beck on Leno ::::::
Beck will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, February 1st. Brad Pitt will be the guest, and Beck will perform either Nicotine & Gravy or Milk & Honey.
:::::: 01.03.01: Midnite Vultures Grammy Nomination ::::::
Midnite Vultures was nominated in the "Best Album" category for the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. Other nominees are Radiohead "Kid A", Steely Dan "Two Against Nature", Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP", and Paul Simon "You're The One". It was also nominated for "Best Alternative Album". Other nominees are Fiona Apple "When The Pawn...", The Cure "Bloodflowers", Radiohead "Kid A", and Paul McCartney "Liverpool Sound Collage".