Beck Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th March 2015

Fact: Rocker Beck's father, David Campbell, served as a producer on Beyonce's 2006 Grammy-winning album B'Day. Last month (Feb15), Beck won the Album of the Year prize for Morning Phase over the R&B superstar, prompting protests from Beyonce's pal Kanye West.

23rd February 2015

Quote: "There are so many musicians who I admire and look up to and get inspired by and just when I think all the good songs that have been written already, and (then) someone goes and does something - and Kanye has done that many times." Rocker Beck continues to sing Kanye West's praises, despite the fact the rapper protested his Album of the Year win at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb15).

22nd February 2015

Quote: "As I understand it, he was disrespecting artistry by f**king being on stage in the first place. Somebody needs to go buy Kanye a dictionary and show him the word artistry. If that applies to Beyonce then f**k me. If shaking your a**e is considered art..." British rocker Noel Gallagher takes a swipe at Kanye West for protesting Beck's Album of the Year win at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb15), when the rapper urged him to hand the trophy over to his pop pal Beyonce.

30th July 2014

Fact: Rocker Beck has teamed up with eyewear company Warby Parker to design a limited-edition pair of frames in honour of the release of his new album, Song Reader. The glasses come in a two-tone Black Cherry hue, and will be sold at participating stores, which will also have his new record available for purchase.

3rd March 2014

Quote: "I have to say, I feel bad for the audience, because the real show would be what was happening backstage when that song was playing. Couches were getting upturned, people were doing flips over each other, food was flying. It was this unchoreographed chaotic ballet." Indie rocker Beck on his ritual of playing upbeat dance tracks by artists like Michael Jackson and Daft Punk before he takes the stage for concerts.

14th February 2014

Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on 1 March (14). The Emmy winner will be joined by musical guest Beck, who will make his seventh appearance on the long-running U.S. comedy series.

17th February 2013

Fact: Beck's father David Campbell conducted the strings, brass and choir on Muse's album The 2nd Law.

17th August 2011

Fact: Beck and Sean Lennon are to lead a tribute to late French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on 28 August (11). The two musicians will be joined by Faith No More's Mike Patton and Gainsbourg's son Lulu.

9th July 2009

Fact: Rocker Beck has turned interviewer for a new section on his website - the first subject of his Irrelevant Topics chat is Tom Waits.

20th November 2008

Fact: Beck will continue his family's links to French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg's career by collaborating with her on her second album. The American's father created the string arrangements for Gainsbourg's debut 5:55.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "There have been times when I wanted to just get away from it all, like these guys who end up out on the land somewhere, out on the prairie in a shack." Rocker Beck dreams about the quiet life.

9th March 2008

Fact: Gnarls Barkley star Danger Mouse has signed on to produce Beck's next album.

6th October 2006

Fact: Beck is letting fans customise their own concert T-shirts at his upcoming shows. Fans will be able to choose from four different colours of blank tees, along with iron-on decals, and the shirts can be pressed at the respective venues.

25th September 2006

Fact: Rocker Beck is hoping his Los Angeles fans have no plans for this week - he's giving them just one day's notice of one of his most intimate shows. The LOSER hitmaker will perform at the Element club tomorrow night (26SEP06) and tickets went on sale today (25SEP06) at noon.

1st May 2006

Fact: An exclusive Beck remix of hit song GO IT ALONE is being promoted in a forthcoming Manga comic, out in June (06). The Superthriller track will be free to download in the fourth volume of Mongolian Chop Squad.

23rd February 2006

Fact: <p>Beck has signed up to score Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess' new film project NACHO LIBRE, which stars Jack Black as a priest-turned-Mexican wrestler. </p>

16th September 2005

Fact: <p>Beck is showing off his artistic skills by creating the cover art for a new album of live performances by his favourite Latino artists, called SOUNDS ECLECTICO. </p>


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