(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
A documentary showcasing the history of one of music’s true mavericks and legitimate innovators, guitarist Jeff Beck, will arrive in May.
“Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story” will arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment come May 18th. The film promises to be a revealing tell-all about the rock star who likes to build hot rods and revolutionized the approach to guitar playing as far back as the Sixties.
Beck’s formative years as a youth saw him surrounded by music; from the endlessly playing radio, to his homemade guitar and the countless hours he spent pouring over records and playing music with his friend, Jimmy Page.
“I didn’t have to think about taking up guitar, I just wanted to pour my feelings into it” said Jeff. Around the same time his love of classic cars was ignited from watching American B-movies featuring hot rods, and his two great passions in life were born.
In 1968, those passions co-existed and came to a merging when a paycheck from the 1966 film “Blow Up” – that featured a cameo from the Beck and Page band The Yardbirds – allowed Jeff to purchase a split window ’68 Corvette.
“Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story” covers the Jeff Beck Group’s seminal 1968 Truth album featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood right through to Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop album (1989) – from experimental rock departures to dirty, heavy blues grooves, with everything in between and more.
Pre-order this essential documentary on the living rock legend Jeff Beck HERE.
In other Jeff Beck news, his acclaimed “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” performance, released last year on multiple video and audio formats, will be available for the first time as a standalone 2-CD set and as a 180-gram 2-LP set on April 6 and May 25, respectively, from Rhino Entertainment.
Additionally, this summer, Jeff Beck will be joined by Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, The Firm, Free) and Ann Wilson of Heart on the Stars Align Tour. The outing kicks off July 18th through August 26th with several Jeff Beck headlining dates as well.
Stars Align Tour itinerary:
07/18 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
07/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Point Amphitheatre
07/22 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/24 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
07/25 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07./28 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/31 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/03 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/04 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/12 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
08/14 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/17 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
08/19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
08/25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
08/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre