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Beck (born Bek David Campbell, 8.7.1970) is an acclaimed American musician, singer and song writer of alternative pop music.
Childhood: Beck was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was David Campbell, a musician and his mother was Bibeb Hansen, a visual artist.
In the 1980s, Beck quit high school and travelled to Europe, where he developed his musical talent by working as a busker. He returned to the US in the late 80's, and became involved in New York's anti-folk movement.
Early Career: Beck released the Banjo Story cassette in 1988, which has subsequently been released as a bootleg. At the end of the decade, he returned to L.A., playing everywhere from coffee shops to punk clubs, as well as busking on the streets. He sometimes busked with Chris Ballew, of the band The Presidents of the United States of America.
Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, of Bong Load Records, signed Beck to their label. The song 'Loser', which was a collaboration with the hip-hop producer Carl Stephenson, became a success after it was played on Santa Monica College Radio, KCRW. A record label bidding war ensued and Beck signed to Geffen, who offered him the least money, but the greatest amount of freedom.
The Breakthrough: Beck's debut full-length studio album, Mellow Gold was released in 1994. Around the same time, he also released Stereopathetic Soulmanure on Flipside Records as well as One Foot in the Grave, on Calvin Johnson's K Records. This was followed by a worldwide tour and a main stage slot at 1995's Lollapalooza.
Beck initially called on Schnapf and Rothrock to produce the follow up to Mellow Gold but eventually the recordings were shelved. Instead, he enlisted the Dust Brothers, who had produced Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys. Odelay was both a critical and commercial success. The album launched the singles 'Where It's At', 'Devil's Haircut' and 'The New Pollution'.
The follow up to Odelay, Mutations, was released amid complex legal wranglings, which remain unsolved to this day. The album was originally intended for release by Bong Load Records but Geffen intervened and released the album against his wishes. In 1999, Beck won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance for Mutations.
Mutations was then followed by Midnite Vultures. The album was accompanied by a world tour, which included an elaborate set as well as a brass section to augment his existing live band.
Beck went on to contribute a number of tracks to film soundtracks, including 'Deadweight' for A Life Less Ordinary, a cover of 'Diamond Dogs' (by David Bowie) for Moulin Rouge! and a cover of 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' (by The Korgis) for Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.
2002's Sea Change became Beck's first Top 10 album in the United States. The album featured his father's string arrangements and with Nigel Godrich on board again, the production sound was reminiscent of that on Mutations. Following the release of the album, he embarked on a tour that saw The Flaming Lips appearing both as his opening act and his backing band.
Guero, released in 2004, brought the Dust Brothers back into the production seat. The album also featured a collaboration with Jack White of The White Stripes.
In 2006, Beck began using a live feed video during his live shows. The videos featured puppets of him and his band, performing the songs simultaneously with the live show.
Beck seventh studio album was The Information, released in 2006. The album featured the singles 'Cellphone's Dead' and 'Nausea'. This was followed by a non-album single, 'Timebomb', which was released via iTunes in August 2007.
In early 2008, it was revealed that Beck had been working with the respected producer Danger Mouse on a new album entitled Modern Guilt and that the singer Cat Power had contributed vocals to the album. The album was released in July 2008.
Personal Affairs: In 2004, Beck married Marissa Ribisi, an actress. They have one son, Cosimo Henri and a daughter, Tuesday. Both Beck and Marissa are Scientologists.
The acts that will be joining Adele, Coldplay and Muse this year have been revealed.
Glastonbury has unveiled its first line-up poster for the annual festival, which will take place this year from June 22nd to 26th at Worthy Farm. The newly confirmed acts will join already announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay, with a further 800 acts to be announced on a second poster in the coming weeks.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival Reveals First Line-Up Poster
McCartney was with wife and musician pals Beck and Taylor Hawkins, but they weren't allowed into Tyga's party at Argyle nightclub.
Despite being about as VIP as you can get in the world of rock stardom, Sir Paul McCartney was turned away from Tyga’s Grammy Awards afterparty in Los Angeles last night along with Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
As reported by TMZ, the 73 year old Beatles legend was twice refused entry to the Argyle in Hollywood, where Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Tyga was hosting a lavish afterparty following the conclusion of the Grammys. In a video clip, he can be seen with his wife Nancy Shevell and his two fellow musicians talking in vain to bouncers who didn’t seem to recognise him.
Sir Paul McCartney was not allowed in to Tyga's Grammys afterparty in L.A.
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Sir Paul McCartney, Beck, and Taylor Hawkins were refused entry to a Grammy Awards afterparty.
The Beatles icon and his rocker pals tried to head to an exclusive post awards bash hosted by the rapper Tyga at Los Angeles nightclub Argyle after Monday night's (15Feb16) ceremony.
However, when Sir Paul attempted to gain entry to the party venue, door staff were unmoved and rejected his pleas to be allowed inside.
Video footage obtained by TMZ.com shows the Brit joking that he, Beck, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor might not be famous enough to attend the party, saying, "How VIP do we gotta get?"
Continue reading: Paul Mccartney Turned Away From Grammys Afterparty
Dave Grohl and Beck paid tribute to David Bowie at a pre-Grammy party on Sunday night (14Feb16).
Beck took lead vocals while Dave played the drums and was joined by his fellow surviving Nirvana members Pat Smear on the guitar and Krist Novoselic on bass guitar.
The supergroup delighted the star-studded audience at Clive Davis' Beverly Hills bash by performing The Man Who Sold The World to mark David's passing last month (Jan16).
They weren't the only musical stars to pay tribute to David, as Adam Lambert and Fun. singer Jack Antonoff closed the night's performances with their take on Let's Dance.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl, Nirvana, And Beck Pay Tribute To David Bowie
Tom Beck, Kailas Mahadevan , Axel Stein - Zuper Zoolander No.2 Zcreening at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater. at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Rocker Beck Cancelled His Concert In Las Vegas On Thursday Night (07jan16) Due To Illness.
The Loser singer was scheduled to take to the stage at the Brooklyn Bowl venue in Sin City, but hours before the gig, it was announced he would not be going on as scheduled after falling sick.
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Taylor Swift has admitted she now reaches out to people via text message rather than lock horns with them on social networking sites following her spat with Nicki Minaj on Twitter earlier this year.
The 'Bad blood' hitmaker and the 32-year-old rapper locked horns on Twitter earlier this year over the Video Music Award nominations and, although they've now patched up their differences, the blonde beauty has admitted she now prefers to reach out to people via text message rather than have a disagreement with them via social networking sites.
Speaking to NME magazine, she said: ''I don't want to talk about it [the argument with Nicki] but I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their number and I text them. It's an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015.''
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Learnt 'lesson' After Nicki Minaj Spat
Sam Smith and Disclosure's hit 'Omen' is among the songs featured on the soundtrack of 'FIFA 16'.
Sam Smith is featured on this year's 'FIFA 16' soundtrack.
The British solo star's collaboration with Disclosure 'Omen' is among the tracks chosen for the annual football game's latest incarnation.
Sam - who this week was announced to have recorded the theme song for upcoming James Bond film 'SPECTRE', entitled 'Writing's on the Wall' - is joined on the game by host of the world's top artists including Years & Years, Icona Pop, Kygo, Beck, Bastille and John Newman as well as musicians from around the world.
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Kanye West’s speeches never fail to amuse and terrify in equal measure. Here’s our list of his top five most outrageous speeches and public announcements…
In case you missed it, earlier this week, Kanye West announced he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. This isn’t the first time West has shocked audiences with his outlandish claims so, in celebration of West’s oratory, we’ve compiled a short list of his most wonderfully bizarre speeches to date.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs in Los Angeles on 30th August.
Continue reading: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches
Singer/songwriter St. Vincent Has Teamed Up With The Ernie Ball Music Man Company To Create A Custom Electric Guitar.
The Grammy Award winner, real name Annie Clark, worked with experts at the California-based firm to design a signature axe, simply called St. Vincent.
The guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style, and it will be available in either sleek black or 'Vincent Blue'.
Clark, who recently showed off her impressive guitar skills as a surprise guest at Taylor Swift's recent Los Angeles concert, admits the experience of making the guitar was thrilling, stating, "I'm extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to design a guitar this personal with this company, this family, in whom I believe so completely.
Continue reading: St. Vincent Designs Custom Guitar
Rocker Beck Has Made An Easy $200,000 (£125,000) Profit After Selling Off A Santa Monica, California House He Purchased Just Five Months Ago.
The Loser hitmaker and his actress wife, Marissa Ribisi, bought the four-bedroom pad for $2.7 million (£1.69 million) earlier this year (15), but they subsequently had a change of heart about the home and recently placed it back on the market.
It has since been snapped up for $2.9 million (£1.81 million), reports Variety.com.
Beck is no stranger to quick turnarounds on the property market - a decade ago (05), he picked up a $3.95 million (£2.47 million) house in Runyon Canyon and sold it off in 2007 for $4.8 million (£3 million).
UK – tickets are available now for @O2academybrix on 28/6 and @Alberthallmcr on 29/6. get them here: https://t.co/rr1AHeAM0d
Beck will be performing at Olympic Hall in Seoul on July 21. Tix on sale April 27 @ 12p KST: https://t.co/yqR95b8Tyt https://t.co/F2K55DNlWU
UK! Beck will be performing in London & Manchester on June 28 / 29. Tickets on sale 9am Fri: https://t.co/rr1AHeAM0d https://t.co/dIXhgs9ciW
France! Beck will be performing at this year's @eurockeennes in Belfort on July 2. Tickets: https://t.co/bYbqDqWDjY https://t.co/ZVaugWmjAf
New @m83news album 'Junk' features Beck on the track 'Time Wind'. Listen now: https://t.co/623thI36TY https://t.co/YaRShcVlOe
RT @EODMofficial: #PlayItForward Round 3: https://t.co/TETq7F05Py INCLUDES: @eltonofficial, @thestrokes feat. @beck, @jennbostic .... http…
Beck joined @thestrokes members in covering @EODMofficial's 'I Love You All The Time' for #PlayItForward. Listen: https://t.co/Lxi2razmVB
Beck will be performing at this year's @festbeauregard in France on Friday July 1 - https://t.co/khkkpg42cS https://t.co/q9YcEQo9bF
Just Announced: Beck will be playing @FOLDFest Sat June 25 in London. Tickets on sale now at https://t.co/OsON7DzMAs https://t.co/UVBVGpgq8n
Beck will be playing @fujirock_jp taking place July 22-24. Tickets: https://t.co/xknNE1FGJg https://t.co/rl53EBPpzE
Beck will be performing at this year's @RockWerchter on July 3rd in Werchter, Belgium: https://t.co/JGWU445GUy https://t.co/wyeDbJ0GxV
Beck will be playing this year's @BealeStMusicFes May 1 in Memphis, TN. Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/sDLceDemkD https://t.co/0i2eDEV02y
RT @RollingStone: Beck on David Bowie: "He’s always been a guidepost for me" https://t.co/Z15flApptX https://t.co/jwoFrhtNRL
Beck collaborated with @ChemBros on 'Wide Open' from their album, Born in the Echoes. Watch the video now at https://t.co/NEEQegK87T
Beck will be playing this year's New Orleans @jazzfest on Sat, April 30. Tickets on sale now https://t.co/KJWiwHw3T6 https://t.co/YuE1nFlc0S
Beck will be playing @MountainJam Festival taking place June 2-5 in Hunter Mountain, NY. Tix https://t.co/AFidqhZlrx https://t.co/BBElCjBNI9
Beck was unfortunately unable to perform last night's show in Las Vegas due to illness. Rescheduled for March 10 - https://t.co/PqJ03PZf3l
Beck will be playing this year's @GovBallNYC taking place June 3-5 in NYC. Tix on sale now: https://t.co/EvmuymJYY5 https://t.co/U3ABvCkBTR
Las Vegas! Beck will be performing this Thurs Jan 7th at Brooklyn Bowl. Get tickets now at https://t.co/oVbLFCjtpz https://t.co/NOpLWsn0fX
Tickets are now on sale for Beck's show in Las Vegas at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, January 7! Get yours now at https://t.co/jnXYFKcOcl