Walter Becker

Late Steely Dan Guitarist’s Childhood Street Will Be Renamed Walter Becker Way

Walter Becker, one of the masterminds behind the legendary Steely Dan unit, passed away in September after a long struggle with esophageal cancer. Becker, a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 10, 2018

Steely Dan Announces NYC Fall Residency Featuring Full Album Shows

As is a tradition for Steely Dan, the band will be undertaking a residency at New York City's Beacon Theater this fall, with different nights including…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 26, 2018

Walter Becker’s Estate Filed Motion to Dismiss Donald Fagen’s Lawsuit Over Ownership of Steely Dan

In November, Steely Dan singer and songwriter Donald Fagen sued the estate of his late band member, guitarist and songwriter Walter Becker, who passed away in…
Maggie Serota / February 6, 2018

Listen to Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Discuss Walter Becker’s Death, Gaucho and More

Donald Fagen appeared on yesterday’s installment of Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast. The discussion is the Steely Dan co-founder’s lengthy and open interview since Walter…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2017

Walter Becker’s Estate Responds to Donald Fagen’s Lawsuit Over Steely Dan Rights

Last week, in a sad turn of events for Steely Dan fans, the band's lead singer and songwriter, Donald Fagen, sued the estate of his…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 27, 2017

Steely Dan Singer Sues Bandmate’s Estate

Steely Dan lead singer Donald Fagen is suing the estate of his longtime bandmate Walter Becker in an effort to keep the band's name and…

Walter Becker’s Widow Reveals That His Death Came After a Struggle With Esophageal Cancer

Rolling Stone published a letter written by late Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker's widow Delia today. The heartfelt note thanks his fans for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2017

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