Jeff Beck fans and lovers of rock guitar legends will want to stash away some coin to pick up a copy of a new star-studded documentary based on the life of the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. “Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story” will receive home release in multiple formats on May 18 via Eagle Rock.
The documentary traces the life of the iconic British rocker's tumultuous career from his early days with The Yardbirds in 1964 through to the recent celebration of his five-decade career on Aug. 10, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. The eight-time Grammy winner's story is told through personal interviews, vintage concert footage and via commentary by ex-bandmates like Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Jan Hammer, as well as from friends and peers like Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Slash and David Gilmour.
Beck talks about his early influences and career while working at home on his beloved hot rod and classic car collection. The documentary creates a sense of the creativity and passion that drove Beck to create groundbreaking music with bands like The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group, but in turn paradoxically compelled the guitar whiz to walk away from these same projects when they were seemingly on the verge of massive success to go his own way.
“Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story” is available for pre-order here in CD and Blu-ray format. Fans can check out a newly posted film trailer from the documentary above.
Beck will hit the road for a tour of Europe, which launches June 8 at Holland International Blues Festival and wraps up July 9 at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. He will return to U.S. shores this summer as part of The Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson, which kicks off July 18 in West Valley City, Ut., at Usana Amphitheater and wraps up Aug. 26 in Tampa, Fla., at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater