Beck's New Life

Published: 2004-04-15
Some big changes have made themselves at home in Beck's life. First off the musician found himself a newly married man. He and girlfriend Marissa Ribisi, twin of actor Giovanni Ribisi, were recently hitched in Santa Monica, California. Not only is Beck now bound by marital vows to his love, but the couple is expecting their first child this spring. Ribisi was eight months pregnant when she and her rocker boyfriend were married. May many years of happiness find the Hansen family.

Many of Beck's family members have been involved in the arts, from working with Andy Warhol to spearheading an art movement. One can only hope that Beck's child will carry on the great tradition.

In some music related news, Beck is out and about recording the follow up to his last album 'Sea Change'. He announced that he will once again be working with The Dust Brothers, who also collaborated on what some call his best album 'Odelay' which was released in 1996. It can only be expected that the new record will be a step forward and away from any of Beck's previous work.

Always the adventurous and inventive musician, Beck has constantly changed the flavour of his music from one genre to another. From hip-hop to country, garage rock to folk, Beck is one musician who has done it all. Beck found the musical spotlight with his first single 'Loser', a self-deprecating rap by a skinny white guy. His fame only grew from there, and now Beck is one of the most revered musicians not only of his generation, but of all time. He has released an impressive catalogue over the past 10 years and it continues to grow, ever experimental and always brilliant.

Beck contributed a song to the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' soundtrack. The track is titled 'Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime' and is available on Hollywood Records. The soundtrack also features songs by Electric Light Orchestra and the Polyphonic Spree.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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