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Reb Beach Interview

Published 9 years ago on May 28, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

 

From sessions with Bob Dylan to multi-platinum success with Winger, plus stints in Dokken and with Alice Cooper, Reb Beach is now half of the guitar duo in Whitesnake.

Levi Clay

From sessions with Bob Dylan to multi-platinum success with Winger, plus stints in Dokken and with Alice Cooper, Reb Beach is now half of the guitar duo in Whitesnake. When we heard Reb was delivering a Suhr Guitars clinic for our friends Tone World in Manchester recently, we sent Tom Quayle hot-foot for an interview. Levi Clay, meanwhile, considers an extraordinary career.

 

Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach) has a story that reads like a fairytale. From his beginnings in Pennsylvania to the musical metropolis that is New York (via a couple of semesters at Boston's Berklee College of music) it's a story that just kept growing. After becoming one of America's most sought-after session players (working with the likes of Bob Dylan and Roger Daltrey, no less!) he formed the band Winger and went on to write multiple platinum albums. When that venture seemed spent, Beach popped up once again, this time in high profile bands like Alice Cooper, and Dokken. He now tours the world with Whitesnake.

It's worth pointing out that Reb isn't what you would call a schooled


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