Walter Becker

Watch Steely Dan Pay Tribute to Walter Becker With a Rare Performance of “Book of Liars”

Steely Dan has always been a unit that worked in the larger service of their complex, technically demanding tunes. So the band is on the road…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 19, 2017

Steely Dan’s Aja: Remembering the Band’s Trailblazing Moment 40 Years Later

"These people are too fancy, they’re too sophisticated," William S. Burroughs said of Steely Dan in 1977. "They’re doing too many things at once in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 27, 2017

“We Shared the Important Events of Our Lives”: Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker

Of the many musicians who have passed through Steely Dan’s ranks and worked with the late Walter Becker, Michael McDonald is among the most celebrated.
Gary Graff, Billboard / September 7, 2017

Watch Walter Becker’s Final Concert With Steely Dan

Steely Dan's most high-profile gigs of the summer were at the Classic East and Classic West all-star classic-rock festivals, opening for The Eagles. But guitarist-cofounder…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 6, 2017

Slash, Nile Rodgers, Ryan Adams and More Pay Tribute to Walter Becker

Earlier today, Steely Dan's Walter Becker passed away at age 67. Since the news has spread, artists like Slash, Nile Rodgers, Julian Lennon, Ryan Adams…
Rob Arcand / September 3, 2017

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen on Walter Becker’s Passing: “I Intend to Keep the Music We Created Together Alive as Long as I Can”

Founding Steely Dan member Walter Becker passed away on Sunday. Following his death, his longtime songwriting partner Donald Fagen released a statement on Becker's passing.
Rob Arcand / September 3, 2017

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Dead at 67

Walter Becker, guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of the band Steely Dan, passed away on Sunday at age 67. The announcement comes from Becker's official website,…
Rob Arcand / September 3, 2017