Beck Gets A Hand From Jack White
Beck’s next DGC/Geffen album will boast an appearance by White Stripes singer/guitarist Jack White on an as-yet-untitled song. The new album, also without a title, is due in late October, according to Beck’s spokesperson. A tour is expected to follow, with dates to be announced.
White’s guest spot returns the favor of Beck’s cameo appearance in the Stripes’ 2003 video “The Hardest Button to Button,” one of the most played clips of last fall on MTV2.
The follow-up to 2002’s “Sea Change” reunites Beck with production team the Dust Brothers, with whom he had not worked since 1999’s “Midnite Vultures.” The Dust Brothers were also behind the boards for 1996’s “Odelay,” which won a Grammy for best alternative music performance.
“Sea Change” debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 574,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Before the new album’s release, Beck can be heard covering Daniel Johnston’s “Things Last a Long Time” on the tribute album “The Late, Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered,” due Sept. 21 via Gammon.