Jeff Beck Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Jeff Beck

, one of the world's most influential guitarists ever, is to be inducted into the

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

on 4 April.

One of the UK´s true music heroes, Beck famously succeeded Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds and recently appeared on Morrissey's new album.

After The Yardbirds, Beck formed the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 with Ronnie Wood on bass, Aynsley Dunbar drumming and Rod Stewart on vocals. They were credited with forging a blueprint later followed by heavy metal. Since then, he has explored jazz, rock and pop to acclaim and massive respect for his innovative work.

In the 1970s, Beck worked with Beatles producer George Martin on jazz-fusion albums that redefined the rock guitar, before moving into electronic music with keyboardist Jan Hammer.

In February, Beck will play with Eric Clapton at two historic joint performances at Japan´s Saitama Super Arena.

His new DVD and Blu-Ray Performing This Week… Live At Ronnie Scott´s is released 30 March by Eagle Rock, featuring guests Joss Stone and Imogen Heap, as well as Clapton.