:::::: 12.16.04: 10 Years of Mellow Gold on DVD mag ::::::
Our documentary celebrating 10 years of Beck's first album, aptly titled, "10 Years of Mellow Gold" is one of the features in this months Special Ten Magazine. The feature is available on DVD and can be ordered here.
:::::: 10.12.04: Frontin' on Debra Mash-Up on ITunes ::::::
Beck has made available the first "officially" released mash-up in the US. "Frontin' on Debra", the DJ Reset mash up of Frontin' by the Neptunes and Debra, is available today exclusively from the ITunes store.
For those outside of the USA, "Frontin'" will be available on the international ITunes on October 22.
:::::: 09.27.04: Beck Plays Eternal Sunshine DVD Release Party ::::::
Beck was joined onstage by Jon Brion on keys and director Michel Gondry on drums to perform "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" at the September 23rd DVD release party for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
:::::: 09.27.04: Beck Joins Air Onstage ::::::
Beck, along with Jason Falkner, joined AIR onstage last night at their Hollywood Bowl show, their first with a full orchestra. Beck and Falkner came out and performed during the encore of "Don't Be Light" from 10,000hz Legend, in which Beck appeared on the aforementioned, and "The Vagabond".
:::::: 09.07.04: Album Update ::::::
Just a little update on the new album for those wondering, Beck's sixth major label record, produced by the Dust Brothers and Tony Hoffer, should tentatively be out in early 2005. Keep checking back in the coming months for more info.
:::::: 08.20.04: Beck on Radio2 Beckology ::::::
For those in the UK, Beck will be the subject of a "Beckology" special airing on Radio 2, on Saturday August 21st at 9pm-10pm. The special is a history of Beck situation, with a new interview as well.
The program will be available for listening on their site for 7 days after the airdate, you can listen here.
:::::: 08.16.04: Beck in GQ Big Style Issue ::::::
GQ names the 25 most stylish musicians of all time in its September 2004 Big Style issue. The hotlist includes: Andre 3000, Beck, Chet Baker, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, Serge Gainsbourg, Liam Gallagher, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, Jim Morrison, Gram Parsons, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Paul Simonon, Frank Sinatra, Gene Vincent, Charlie Watts, Paul Weller, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder.
Here's what they say:
Beck: From his thrift-store jeans and slacker gear to his skinny nightclub suit and some Tropicalia moves that got even the music critics dancing, Mr. Hansen has been the most stylish man in rock for a decade.
Pick up the issue, which is on stands now.
:::::: 08.16.04: In the Studio ::::::
Here's a photo of Beck in the studio working on the new album.
:::::: 08.14.04: New Emporium ::::::
Check out the new Emporium, which now features Music and a lot of other goodies, including the Sea Change DVD, old tour books, stickers and much more. We're going to keep putting up rare merch that we have laying around as time goes on too, so keep checking back.
:::::: 05.18.04: 10 Years of Mellow Gold ::::::
To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of MELLOW GOLD, Beck's first major label release, we're offering fans a 3-part series about the history and making of Mellow Gold, featuring interviews from those associated with Beck and the record.
:::::: 05.05.04: Daniel Johnston Tribute ::::::
Gammon Records will release "Discovered, Covered - The Late Great Daniel Johnston" on August 24th 2004. Beck has contributed the track "True Love Will Find You In The End" to the tribute, which also features artists such as Tom Waits, Mercury Rev, Vic Chestnutt, and T.V. On The Radio.
:::::: 05.05.04: Beck at Coachella ::::::
Beck performed at this years Coachella Festival in Indio, CA on Saturday, May 1st. With an overflowing audience spilling out of the Gobi Tent and braving the heat, Beck played a 45 minute set including "Lost Cause", the Daniel Johnston cover "True Love Will Find You In The End" and an improvised "Coachella" version of "Puttin' It Down".
For the full setlist, check the TOUR section.
Click on the image to the above for L.A. Times' coverage of Beck at the event. Click on the images below for larger images.
:::::: 04.01.04: Beck Plays Knitting Factory ::::::
Playing his first show in 5 months, Beck came by from the studio and performed a small solo set for a packed crowd at the tail end of the benefit for the Los Feliz Mission at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles.
Beck stomped out some old favorites, along with the Korgis cover "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" which just appeared in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine" film, and a rousing version of the Kinks "Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl" with some audience members on shakers and tambourines. He ended the set with a dozen audience members onstage dancing through a "Hollywood Freaks" jam.
For the full setlist and photos, check out the TOUR section.
:::::: 03.02.04: Beck on Daniel Johnston Tribute ::::::
Beck has just completed a cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You In The End" for a forthcoming tribute record on Gammon Records. No release date for the tribute yet but keep your eyes peeled.
:::::: 02.27.04: Sea Change on MTV2 ::::::
A special episode of MTV2's series "Subterranean" will show videos from the Sea Change DVD, this Sunday, 2/29 at Midnight. Check local listings.
:::::: 02.20.04: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ::::::
Beck has contributed the song "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" to the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" soundtrack, due out March 16th on Hollywood Records. "Eternal Sunshine" is the new film by frequent Beck collaborator Michel Gondry, and stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
Jon Brion, who also scored the film, provided the music for the track, a cover of the 1980 Korgis song, and called in on Beck to handle the vocals.
:::::: 02.04.04: Beck at Grammys ::::::
Beck introduced the White Stripes at the 46th Grammy Awards, which aired Sunday, February 8th 8pm, on CBS.
:::::: 02.04.04: Contest Cancelled ::::::
I wanted to apologize to everyone who had either taken part in or been upset by our recent efforts to find the best possible home for Rocket. As too often happens with the best intentions, the plans got tripped up by technicalities.
We thought we had made every precaution and secured every necessary clearance and authorization, but it's better not to take chances and just give Rocket up to an appropriate and certified rescue organization.
I hope everyone understands that we honestly wanted nothing more than the best possible home for Rocket and that we did everything humanly possible to do that. Thanks to everyone who contributed essays.
Beck has teamed up with the Pasadena Humane Society, who will put Rocket, Beck's co-star in the Sea Change DVD-A's "Lonesome Tears" video, up for adoption at one of their shelters. As it happens, Beck, Rocket and the Pasadena Humane Society will be teaming up to find Rocket his new owners just as the ASPCA's Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit-Month begins February 1, 2004.
Beck commented, "We're happy to be participating in Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month with the Pasadena Humane Society. We're confident they'll find Rocket the home he deserves and will do so with the most qualified and caring help possible."
Ricky Whitman of the Pasadena Humane Society added, "Thanks to Beck's concern, Rocket will find a great home. The Pasadena Humane Society is very happy to partner with Beck and bring more awareness to Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month. Most shelters have lots of rabbits that would make wonderful pets and need new homes."
We'll be putting up a new contest soon, so be sure to sign up for email updates so you get the announcement.
:::::: 01.20.04: Beck Nominated for Brit Award ::::::
Beck has been nominated along with 50 cent, Damien Rice, Justin Timberlake, and Sean Paul in the "Best International Male" category of 2004's Brit Awards. The awards will be held at Earl's Court in London on February 17th.
:::::: 01.17.04: BBS Back Up ::::::
The BBS is back up. Check it out.