LeAnn Rimes debuts iPhone filmed 'Gasoline and Matches' video

LeAnn Rimes debuts iPhone filmed 'Gasoline and Matches' video

Dic. 9 (UPI) -- LeAnn Rimes teamed up with Rob Thomas and Jeff Beck in her latest single "Gasoline and Matches" and the video for the track, which was released Friday, was filmed entirely with an iPhone.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 24, 2013.
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'Fast Fingers' Dawkins dead at 76

CHICAGO, April 13 (UPI) -- Mississippi-born blues guitar great Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, who took Chicago's West Side sound around the world, has died, an associate said. He was 76.
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.

Stones kick off 50th anniversary tour

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones showed their fans they still have something left in the tank when they kicked off their 50th anniversary tour in London Sunday night.
White House celebrates the blues

White House celebrates the blues

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup headed by B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck helped U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate the blues at the White House Tuesday.
Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Kris Kristofferson are confirmed to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music and arts festival, organizers said.
Metallica, Run-DMC get Rock Hall nods

Metallica, Run-DMC get Rock Hall nods

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Metallica, Run-DMC and the Stooges are among the acts nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year in Cleveland, it was announced.

Rolling Stone guitarist pens autobiography

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ron Wood, guitarist in the British band the Rolling Stones, said he found writing his autobiography to be "therapeutic."

Crossroads festival DVD coming in November

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- A DVD of Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place Saturday in suburban Chicago, will be released Nov. 6.

Jeff Beck will not tour with The Yardbirds

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- Jeff Beck's manager says the guitarist will not be part of the reunion of the 1960s British blues-rock group The Yardbirds.

Robert Plant returns as The Honeydrippers

KIDDERMINSTER, England, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant is performing in Britain under the name The Honeydrippers to help pay for his neighbor's treatment for her brain tumor. The show, scheduled at the town hall in Kidderminster, England, on Dec. 23, is to raise the final $45,000 f

Stones guitarist surveys solo career

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Being part of the Rolling Stones has made it hard for guitarist Ron Wood to have a life outside the band.

Rolling Stones to hit the road again

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones are scheduled to end their "A Bigger Bang" tour in November, but the band is considering extending the tour to Europe in 2007.

Jeff Beck embracing older material

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- British rock legend Jeff Beck is happy to be playing his old songs again on his latest North American tour. After nearly two decades of playing instrumental music, Beck is touring again with a singer and including songs in his show from the late '60s and
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Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck performs at the Grammy Foundation's Starry Night gala in Los Angeles on July 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. One of three noted guitarists, with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to have played with The Yardbirds, Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. He was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and the magazine has described him as "one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock". He was also ranked second greatest rock guitarist of all time in Digital Dream Door, a site that ranks movies and music. MSNBC has called him a "guitarist's guitarist".

Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and most recently, an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck has earned wide critical praise; furthermore, he has received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times. Although he has had two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained a broad following or the sustained commercial success of many of his collaborators and bandmates. Beck appears on albums by Mick Jagger, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May and ZZ Top. He also made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins (1988).

He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).

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