:::::: 12.11.02: Limited Edition Beck iPod ::::::
We've combined forces with Apple to bring you the limited edition Beck iPod. Pretty much Beck's new favorite toy, these jammies holds up to 4,000 songs, and have a 10 hour battery life. What's even more sexed out though is that we've got a beautiful laser engraved Beck logo on it's hot metal body. That's right, I'm talking about LASERS. We're only offering this until January 8th 2003, so be sure to check it out now.
iPod's come in 5, 10, and 20 GB versions, mac and pc compatible. For more info check out the iPod website.
The Beck iPod is not available anymore, sorry folks. Lasers.
:::::: 12.10.02: Beck and the Lips on KCRW ::::::
Beck and the Flaming Lips will get the whole 11 o'clock hour on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on Tuesday December 24th.
Morning Becomes Eclectic is on 89.9 KCRW in Los Angeles from 9am to 12pm PST every weekday, and is also broadcasted live on it's website at KCRW.com. The performance will be re-broadcasted and then put into their archive of shows so everybody can listen.
:::::: 12.10.02: Beck/Lips on Austin City Limits ::::::
Beck and the Flaming Lips November 11th performance on Austin City Limits will be broadcast on January 4th 2003. Check out their website for local listings and times.
:::::: 12.09.02: Beck at KROQ Acoustic X-Mas ::::::
Beck and the Lips played the second day of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday December 8th. For their finale they brought out Chris Martin from Coldplay and a cast of others for a rousing rendition of the Band Aid benefit song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
:::::: 12.06.02: beck.com wins ::::::
Beck.com won the "Best Designed Music Page" award in the 2002 Online Music Awards. Thanks to all that voted, check out their site for our acceptance video.
:::::: 11.25.02: Beck on Star 98.7 ::::::
Beck will appear on Star 98.7 in Los Angeles this afternoon sometime in the 5 o'clock hour. Out of towners can tune in through their website.
:::::: 11.24.02: Beck at KCRW Benefit ::::::
Beck, along with Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Lips made a secret appearance tonight at KCRW's Sounds Eclectic Benefit at the Universal Ampitheatre. Beck also did duets with Beth Orton, Norah Jones, and Sia of Zero 7.
:::::: 11.14.02: Lost Cause Video ::::::
It's here! Watch the "Lost Cause" video in Windows Media or Realvideo, your pick! (Quicktime coming soon)
:::::: 11.09.02: New Tour Merch ::::::
We've put in a lot of our new merch from the current Beck tour in the Emporium. We've got a few new shirts and some new stickers. Check it out.
:::::: 11.06.02: LINKS section ::::::
Check out our new LINKS section featuring Beck fansite links, and Beck's favorite sites. If you have a Beck fansite, please submit your site to the list, and keep checking back as Beck will be adding more sites to his own list.
:::::: 11.03.02: Acapulco Canceled ::::::
A tornado blew the stage apart before Beck Lips were able to play, so no go for Acapulco!
:::::: 10.31.02: Tour Pre-Sale Info ::::::
We will once again be pre-selling all Tour Dates off the website for this Tour. Here's the scoop:
Onsales UP NOW:
Boston (sold out)
New York (sold out)
Austin (sold out)
Lawrence (sold out)
Oakland 11.26 (sold out)
Oakland (11.27) (sold out)
Denver (sold out)
Salt Lake City
Seattle (sold out)
Portland (sold out)
Presales going up Wednesday November 6th: (ends 11.08 6pm PST)
All pre-sales will begin at 10am PST/12pm CST/1pm EST unless otherwise noted.
All you have to do to get the tickets is on the morning of each pre-sale date, go to http://tickets.artistdirect.com/beck then register your e-mail address and you'll be taken to a page with the secret password, then enter the password on the your desired city's ticketmaster page.
:::::: 10.29.02: Beck on Conan ::::::
Beck, The Flaming Lips, and Ted Danson appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien October 29th. The show will rerun on October 30th at 7pm PST/EST on Comedy Central. Check local listings. Beck and the Lips also particpated in a skit which will air on an unknown date. We'll report here when we know.
:::::: 10.18.02: Beck on World Cafe ::::::
The radio program "World Cafe" will be re-broadcasting their Beck session on November 2nd. "World Cafe" is an hour long show. It features music (in this case 7 or 8 songs from the August 16th show at The Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA) and an interview with Beck, which took place in Philadelphia several days earlier. "World Cafe" runs on 150 stations. Go to worldcafe.org to find the station and time in your area.
:::::: 10.11.02: Beck on All Songs Considered ::::::
Beck is one of the featured artists on this weeks "All Songs Considered" on National Public Radio.
:::::: 10.09.02: Win Tickets! ::::::
We're also giving away a pair of tickets to each show, so if you've missed your chance to get tickets, here is your opportunity to flex those oily contest muscles and get hooked up. All you need to do is enter.
Here are the winners thus far:
Minneapolis - Amy Rueckert
Chicago - Patrick Meegan
Detroit - Aaron Bayko
Indianapolis - Jaime Sayre
Columbus - Eric Cassidy
Cleveland - Jesse Packard
Syracuse - Tara Henderson
Boston - Laura Woodberry
NYC - Lila Sneed
:::::: 10.09.02: Warm-Up Show in Claremont ::::::
Beck and The Flaming Lips are doing a warm-up gig at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, CA on October 14th. Tix are $35 for non Claremont college students, just go to ticketmaster.com right now to buy your tickets, and buy em quick!
:::::: 10.08.02: Beck on The Tonight Show ::::::
Beck did a solo performance of "Lost Cause" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 10th.
:::::: 10.07.02: Second Leg Dates ::::::
We've put up some more dates in the tour section, check them out.
:::::: 09.26.02: DISKOBOX, TOOLS ::::::
Be sure to check out the new DISKOBOX section.
Want some Beck AIM icons or wallpapers? Head over to our new TOOLS area.
:::::: 09.25.02: Tonight Show, Bek on KCRW ::::::
Finally, Beck did a solo acoustic performance of "Lost Cause" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 10th.
Bek continued in his tradition of appearing on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and made his 7th live appearance on September 24th, the release day of "Sea Change". He played "The Golden Age", "Lost Cause", "Lonesome Tears", "Guess I'm Doing Fine", "Side of the Road", and "Round the Bend".
Morning Becomes Eclectic is on 89.9 KCRW in Los Angeles from 9am to 12pm PST, and is also broadcasted live on it's website at KCRW.com. The performance will be re-broadcasted and then put into their archive of shows so everybody can listen.
:::::: 09.23.02: Listen to SIDE OF THE ROAD ::::::
The new record comes out on September 24, but if you want to hear the new tracks, your ticket is right here. Each week until the release of the record we'll be streaming a new track for you to peep. click on the icon below and check out SIDE OF THE ROAD, and be sure to keep listening for an extra bonus.
:::::: 09.22.02: Beck on Acoustic Cafe ::::::
Michigan Live's "Acoustic Cafe" program will feature Beck this week, with a pre-recorded interview and in-studio performance. He'll play 4 cuts from Sea Change, along with two covers. The show goes up at 3pm on Monday, September 23rd. The program will be featured for a week, then put into the "Acoustic Cafe" archive.
:::::: 09.20.02: Beck Mix at Radio Free Virgin ::::::
Radio Free Virgin has launched BeckRadio, a new channel dedicated to the music and musical tastes of you know who.
:::::: 09.10.02: Beck and Flaming Lips Tour ::::::
Beck and The Flaming Lips have announced the first leg of their fall 2002 tour. Check out the TOUR section for the dates thus far, and keep checking back as we'll be adding more dates.
:::::: 08.22.02: SEA CHANGE COVERS ::::::
Click on each thumbnail for one of the four covers to SEA CHANGE which will be available for purchase.
:::::: 08.22.02: Beck and Flaming Lips ::::::
The Flaming Lips will join Beck on his Fall tour as both the opening band, and Beck's backing band. Tentatively, the tour will run in the States from Mid-October through November or early December. Here's what Beck told MTV about the jaunt: "We re-created the albums perfectly for years, so I'm not really interested in doing that. Some of the songs are due for reinventing, and the Flaming Lips will probably bring ideas to it. We'll do whatever works". The details are still being worked out and everybody's very excited, so keep checking back for more news.
:::::: 08.13.02: SEA CHANGE Tracklisting ::::::
Here is the tracklisting for the new BECK record, "SEA CHANGE", coming out September 24th:
01:: The Golden Age
02:: Paper Tiger
03:: Guess I'm Doing Fine
04:: Lonesome Tears
05:: Lost Cause
06:: End of the Day
07:: It's All In Your Mind
08:: Round The Bend
09:: Already Dead
10:: Sunday Sun
11:: Little One
12:: Side Of The Road
:::::: 08.12.02: August Tour! ::::::
Beck will embark on a solo acoustic tour in the U.S.A. this August, check out the TOUR section for the latest dates, prices, and more. We will also continue to sell tickets in ADVANCE for select dates on the morning of Thursday, July 11th at 10am.
All you have to do is go to tickets.artistdirect.com/beck, register your e-mail address and you'll be taken to a page with the secret password, then enter the password on the date you want to buy tickets for.
ALL DATES ARE SOLD OUT!
:::::: 07.24.02: Shortlist 2002 ::::::
Beck will once again serve as a judge for this years Shortlist Music Project, which made it's debut last year. The project honors albums solely on their creative merit, all selected by more than 15 listmakers including Beck, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, Mos Def, The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr., and India.Arie. From a long list that includes each listmaker's five selections, the listmakers will select their top 10 albums. The top vote-getters become the Shortlist finalists, and the winner is then selected by the listmakers on the night of the awards ceremony, which will be on October 29th at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles.
Here are Beck's 5 picks:
FELIX DA HOUSECAT - KITTENZ AND THE GLITZ
CLINIC - WALKING WITH THEE
RADAR BROS. - SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS
SONIC YOUTH - MURRAY STREET
APHEX TWIN - DRUKQS
For more information on the Shortlist of Music Project, check out their site: www.shortlistofmusic.com
:::::: 07.16.02: Beck on Marketplace ::::::
Christian Bordal of Marketplace, the 30 minute short format news show, interviewed Beck and other musicians/music industry cats regarding current or recent pop music artists they admire. Listen to the interview here (6 minutes).
:::::: 07.15.02: Beck and William Orbit ::::::
Some more recording news: William Orbit (Blur, Beth Orton, Madonna) flew into Los Angeles for a day and recorded one song with Beck for William's new solo album due out on BMG Records in the near future. Beck and William will also be working on a song for a future Beck recording as well.
:::::: 07.08.02: A Message from Beck ::::::
WELL, HERE IT IS--THE NEW WEBSITE IN ALL ITS DIGITAL GLORY. THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR MOST OF THE LAST YEAR AND WE HAVE NOW FOUND AN AUSPICIOUS ENOUGH DAY (MY BIRTHDAY) TO UNVEIL THIS GHASTLY LEVIATHAN OF COLOR AND CREATION NO MORTAL EYE HAS WITNESSED BEFORE IN THE ANNALS OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND GREEN IN OUR LONG HISTORY OF ERAS, CENTURIES, CULTURES, EVOLUTIONS, MIGRATIONS, PLAGUES, FAMINES..... ALLOW ME TO NOW PRESS THE FANFARE BUTTON WHICH CAUSES A CLARION BLAST OF TRUMPETS TO RESOUND FROM THE SKY OVER THIS VAST GLOBE OF OURS ALERTING ALL CITIZENS OF THE COMING OF DISGUSTING PERFECTION--A LIGHTNING BOLT THRU THE MIST OF BLACK RAINBOWS!! ALL BEHOLD THE NEW BECK.COM... - BEK
Keep checking back as we open up more sections.
:::::: 05.30.02: Southlander Screening ::::::
There will be a screening of the Steve Hanft/Ross Harris film "SOUTHLANDER", in which Beck appears, on June 6th in Los Angeles at The Egyptian Theatre at 7:30PM. Beck filmed his part in 1999/2000 and plays himself when Hanft first met him in the early 90's. "Beck was a dirt poor punk living in a shack recording surreal songs on cassette tapes and just being a tripper" says Hanft, "so we reenacted that part of Beck's life and and fit him into the story that way". Beck also has two musical sequences in the film, which also stars Beth Orton, Rory Cochrane, Ross Harris, Hank Williams III, and Laura Prepon.
:::::: 05.30.02: Beck Finishes New Record ::::::
Beck has recently completed his new record with producer Nigel Godrich. The as yet untitled record is due out September 24th on Interscope Records.
Beck is continuing to write and record more material for forthcoming releases with Dan "The Automator" Nakamura among others.
:::::: 05.30.02: New Songs ::::::
Here are some of the songs from the forthcoming September release. Currently there is no album title, but we do have some song titles. This is not in any particular order and the titles are still subject to change!
The Golden Age
All In Your Mind
Guess I'm Doin' Fine
Round the Bend
Side Of The Road
Nothing I Haven't Seen
Ship In a Bottle
:::::: 04.28.02: Beck Cameos at Coachella ::::::
Beck gave Saturdays Coachella show a bit of a surprise when he and JMJ popped onstage at the Mojava Tent for some impromptu jamming, here's JMJ:
"Yeah, we played a few songs. Z-trip did his DJ set, and at the end, he spun "Where It's At", and stopped it after a minute. Then he said, "let's just bring Beck out". Then he rocked some beats while Beck rapped and I played the bassline. It was funny. Then, we played a couple of acoustic songs, "Pay No Mind", "Lonesome Whistle" and "Asshole", then out. It was a fun little interlude. Thankfully the beat-crazy DJ culture didn't throw rocks and bottles at us and we were able to mellow it for a minute. Bjork's set was cool, Queens of the Stoneage were amazing, Vines were good. A nice day out there. Great weather too. See U, JMJ "
:::::: 02.27.02: Beck Performs at Concert for Artists Rights ::::::
Beck, Eddie Vedder and Mike Ness all did solo performances as part of a series of benefit shows for the Recording Artists Coalition on February 26th at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
The show opened with Beck, Vedder and Ness doing Lee Hazlewood's "If It's Monday Morning". Beck then joined Vedder during his solo set for The Everly Brothers' "Sleepless Nights", with Vedder coming out during Beck's set for Skip Spence's "Little Hands" and a new Beck song, "Evil Things". Later, Thom Yorke of Radiohead joined Beck for a rendition of The Velvet Underground's "I'm Set Free", while Vedder and Mike Ness came out for a big finale of The Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia".
For more information on the benefits and the cause, see the press release and visit recordingartistscoalition.com.
:::::: 02.27.02: Beck Reteams with Nigel Godrich ::::::
Beck will once again enter the studio with producer Nigel Godrich (Mutations, Radiohead) for work on a new Beck record. Beck will be joined in the studio by Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Smokey Hormel, along with other surprises. The vibe will be the same work ethic as Mutations, with Beck and crew hammering out a song a day.
:::::: 02.06.02: Listen to Marianne Faithfull Tracks ::::::
Beck worked on 3 tracks with Marianne Faithfull for her new record "Kissin' Time", preview the tracks here, check out Marianne's site for the "Sex with Strangers" video and more information. :
SEX WITH STRANGERS
NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MY OWN
LIKE BEING BORN
:::::: 02.06.02: Warm-Up Shows Ticket Giveaway ::::::
We're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to both of Beck's two warm-up shows for the RAC Gig: February 21st at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and February 24th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA.
The Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Laura Egendorf, William McDermott, Holly Kimble, Marissa Alvord, and Katy Wilson. They all won a pair of tickets to the San Juan Capistrano show. Congrats also go to Tiffany Lee, Michelle Perry, Johnny DeAnda, Jennifer Dorn, and Brian O'Leary. They won for the Hollywood Knitting Factory show.
:::::: 01.24.02: Beck Rallies In Sacto ::::::
Beck joined Don Henley, Tom Morello, Stevie Nicks, Dexter from the Offspring and a host of other musicians in Sacramento on January 23rd to rally for a bill that could change recording contracts. Read about it here: MTV
:::::: 01.24.02: Beck Recording with Automator ::::::
Beck's currently in San Francisco working with producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Dr. Octagon) on material for a future Beck record.