Days go by rather fast. We expect a tour and a new album to surface soon and officially.
Up to now, information still is sparse. However, we know that there have been recording sessions at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, last October. Then, between October and December last year, the guys were in LA, at Henson Recording Studios.
And now, a source (vermilioncountyfirst.com) is telling that at least Mick and Keith are in Nassau, The Bahamas, at Sanctuary Studios maybe for mixing and overdubbing. It’s not clear whether Ronnie, Darryl and Steve are there, too, but if it’s really just mixing and playing last overdubs, it could shurely be just the two glimmer twins.
UPDATE February 01 2023: And is it just coincidance, that just hours ago, the latest video of #askKeith appeared on Twitter with Keith answering the question “What makes a great recording studio?” – hehehe, … Well … 😉
Together with Lee Oskar these items will be available at February 8 and each instruments, presented in 10 different keys will cost £ 49.99
“Mick Jagger and Lee Oskar are a culmination of the greatest in harmonicas. Mick Jagger has championed the instruments used in rock and roll from the very start of his musical journey. For the first time, Mick and Lee are combining their expertise to realise a limited edition dream harmonica. Available in 10 major diatonic keys. Buy two or more, get free shipping. The harmonicas will be shipped from 8th February.”
Second: we learn, that a statue of Mick and Keith will be shown in Dartford
While we already know, that a blue plaque has been placed in Dartford railway station to commemorate their first meeting in 1961, the statues of the two Glimmer Twins will be installed on the High Street in early 2023. The statues themselves will be created by local sculptor Amy Goodman, who intends to create the figures as if they are mid performance.
Amy is quite thrilled and seems to focus on the right details while creating her art. She writes:
“It’s so thrilling to be able to share that I have been commissioned by Dartford Borough Council to sculpt two incredible music icons, Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. Such an unbelievable honour and privilege. Both Dartford boys, they will be completed in bronze and installed at One Bell Corner in Dartford Town later this Spring. I really wanted to capture their energy, mid performance. Mick Jagger strutting, whilst Keith is absorbed in his guitar: his famous ‘Micawber’ Telecaster.”
But now, our very dear human riff himself opens up, wishing us a belated new year and warns us, that new music is on the way. Well, besides all that bunch of bad news around, this one very exactly represents the opposite and carries with it one of the best reasons, why living on this planet in this time is really worthwhile, hehehe …
Very sad news. Today, we’ve learned about the death of Jeff Beck.
One of the most outstandig guitar virtusos. I play a little myself and when I see him play, I can’t stop admiring what and how he does play. Very unique, very difficult to play like this and, first of all, very intense lines and riffs which directly cut into the heart of things. As rollingstone.com writes:
“Beck’s skills as a technician often overshadowed how emotional his playing could be […]. His guitar jabs cajole, and ultimately cry.”
Rolling Stone: Jeff Beck, Rock’s Quiet Guitar Virtuoso, Dead at 78 – Hall of Fame musician and former Yardbird guitarist dies following short bout with bacterial meningitis Recommended read – guitarworld.com – Jeff Beck – the ultimate interview: one of the electric guitar’s most prolific innovators reflects on his sprawling career
Here’s Jeff with the then so very young Tal Wilkenfield. While she plays a mesmerizing bass-solo, Jeff in reply just flies way off the top – simply beautiful! Jeff: we miss you! Rest in peace!
With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world. We will all miss him so much. pic.twitter.com/u8DYQrLNB7
I am very sad to hear about Jeff’s passing. He was a brilliant guitar player. On the occasions we got to play together, we had a ball. “Let’s do this more often”, we said! Jeff was a great guy and will be missed by all. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Photos: Brian Rasic pic.twitter.com/bWVCuYMOeD
🙏Now Jeff has gone, I feel like one of my band of brothers has left this world, and I’m going to dearly miss him. I’m sending much sympathy to Sandra, his family, and all who loved him. I want to thank him for all our early days together in Jeff Beck Group, conquering America. pic.twitter.com/UareDAdtZ9
On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss. pic.twitter.com/4dvt5aGzlv