Jeff Beck "insures fingers for millions" after accident at Sussex home

Rock star Jeff Beck is said to have insured his fingers and thumbs for £7 million after slicing off one of his digits chopping carrots.

The guitarist 65, was thought to be making a stew at his Wadhurst home when the accident happened.

Surgeons managed to sew the tip of his left index finger back on but the mishap meant he struggled to finish new album Emotion and Commotion – which is released on Monday.

Since the accident the legendary guitarist has insured each of his digits for £700,000.

A source close to the former Yardbirds star said: “Jeff was making a stew when he cut his finger clean off.

“Thankfully surgeons were able to patch it up. But now he's taking no chances and has upped his insurance to $1million per finger.”

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2:55pm Sat 10 Apr 10

Da Prof says...

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3:25pm Sat 10 Apr 10

jon s says...

You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi. jon s

7:25pm Sat 10 Apr 10

Nyberg says...

jon s wrote:
You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence.
One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker.
I'll leave you to work out which.
By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
[quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music. Nyberg

9:28pm Sat 10 Apr 10

Tammy Flugh says...

"The guitarist 65, was thought to be making a stew"
Gives a whole new meaning to "Finger food".
"The guitarist 65, was thought to be making a stew" Gives a whole new meaning to "Finger food". Tammy Flugh

10:38pm Sat 10 Apr 10

jon s says...

Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.
[quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.[/p][/quote]You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you. jon s

9:58am Sun 11 Apr 10

Nyberg says...

jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.
In your opinion....
And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist.
Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck.
Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him.
I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.
[quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.[/p][/quote]You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.[/p][/quote]In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi. Nyberg

10:00am Sun 11 Apr 10

Nyberg says...

But you must agree with my last sentence - neither of them needed to go to BIMM to learn how to play the guitar!
But you must agree with my last sentence - neither of them needed to go to BIMM to learn how to play the guitar! Nyberg

10:43am Sun 11 Apr 10

jon s says...

Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.
In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.
"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen.
[quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.[/p][/quote]You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.[/p][/quote]In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen. jon s

10:46am Sun 11 Apr 10

jon s says...

Nyberg wrote:
But you must agree with my last sentence - neither of them needed to go to BIMM to learn how to play the guitar!
Thank God they didn't.
[quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: But you must agree with my last sentence - neither of them needed to go to BIMM to learn how to play the guitar![/p][/quote]Thank God they didn't. jon s

10:56am Sun 11 Apr 10

jon s says...

jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.
In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.
"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen.
http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/entertainment
/8611997.stm
[quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.[/p][/quote]You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.[/p][/quote]In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen.[/p][/quote]http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/entertainment /8611997.stm jon s

11:53am Sun 11 Apr 10

Nyberg says...

jon s wrote:
jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote:
Nyberg wrote:
jon s wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.
You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.
In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.
"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen.
http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/entertainment /8611997.stm
Just looked at that link. Agree entirely.
For me, the extraordinary thing is that in 40 years no one has come close to Hendrix, with that combination of soul, technique, and out and out showmanship.
But then maybe I'm just showing my age..
[quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nyberg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jon s[/bold] wrote: You don't need the tips of your fingers to play guitar,ask Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised to hear anyone mention Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck in the same sentence. One of them is a blues guitarist without an equal - the other is an ex sheet metal worker. I'll leave you to work out which. By the way, neither of them had to go to BIMM to make a decent living at music.[/p][/quote]You're obviously not a plank banger, otherwise you'd know the esteem Iommi is held in among guitarists.I'm a Beck fan,but "without equal"?I won't mention names,but there's plenty of them.FYI,I think you'll find Iommi's musical endeavours have generated a lot more sales than Jeff's.Ask Beck's milkman who Jeff Beck is,you'll draw a blank.Ask Beck's milkman who Tony Iommi is,he'll tell you.[/p][/quote]In your opinion.... And, actually I am a musician, and a guitarist. Back Sabbath may very well have sold more records, and Mr Iommi did write the riff to 'Paranoid', but he ain't Jeff Beck. Beck is a one-off, No one can play like him. I could spot him playing on any track without looking at the sleevenotes. I couldn't do that with Tony Iommi.[/p][/quote]"is a one-off, No one can play like him",is what everyone says about their favourite guitarists,i do as well.Read the drivel in the link below,one of the silliest poll results i've seen.[/p][/quote]http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/entertainment /8611997.stm[/p][/quote]Just looked at that link. Agree entirely. For me, the extraordinary thing is that in 40 years no one has come close to Hendrix, with that combination of soul, technique, and out and out showmanship. But then maybe I'm just showing my age.. Nyberg

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