Woodstock To Go On Without Jeff Beck (Again)

In a development drenched in deja vu, Woodstock organizers announced on Tuesday that Jeff Beck would not be able to appear at this summer’s 30th anniversary Woodstock concert as previously planned.

Earlier this month, the Woodstock camp announced that the guitarist was among the latest wave of artists to be added to the lineup for this year’s Woodstock redux (see “Everclear, Godsmack, Lit, More Headed To Woodstock” ). However, concert organizers now say that a scheduling conflict will keep Beck from the show, set for July 23-25 in Rome, New York.

A case of poor timing also kept Beck from playing the original Woodstock concert in 1969. Beck and his Jeff Beck Group were slated to play the three-day festival, but the band broke up less than a week before the concert, and the guitarist never performed at the concert.

“I am very disappointed that I am unable to perform with so many great artists,” the guitarist said in a written statement
addressing his most recent Woodstock cancellation.

Fans will have to content themselves with Jewel, DMX, Korn, Aerosmith, Dave Matthews, Limp Bizkit, and a slate of close to 40 acts when Woodstock ’99 kicks off on July 23. Tickets for the show are still available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 397-7474 (please note, this is a toll call).

Here’s how the Woodstock lineup looks now:

    Aerosmith Bush The Chemical Brothers George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars Collective Soul Counting Crows Creed Sheryl Crow DMX Everclear Everlast Fatboy Slim Foo Fighters Godsmack Guster Mickey Hart & Planet Drum Ice Cube Jamiroquai Wyclef Jean & the Refugee Allstars Jewel Kid Rock Korn Limp Bizkit Lit Live Los Lobos Dave Matthews Band Metallica moe. Alanis Morissette Willie Nelson Mike Ness The Offspring Our Lady Peace Rage Against The Machine Red Hot Chili Peppers Rusted Root Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Sugar Ray The Tragically Hip