Eric Clapton has announced a pair of all-star tribute concerts for onetime rival Jeff Beck, to be held May 22-23 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Already confirmed guests stars include Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart, Billy Gibbons, former Allman Brothers Band member Derek Trucks, John McLaughlin, Joss Stone, Gary Clark Jr., Doyle Bramhall, Robert Randolph, Imelda May and Johnny Depp – the latter of whom collaborated on Beck's final album, 18. The shows were announced in conjunction with Beck's widow, Sandra. Additional details are still to come.
He and Clapton built their legends as members of the Yardbirds and both appeared on 1965's Having a Rave Up – but they were never part of the lineup at the same time.