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“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

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Ben Folds Five – “Sky High” Video

At this point, just about every piece of promotion for the Ben Folds Five reunion album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind has…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2013 - 8:55 am

Stream Ben Folds Five Live

Ben Folds Five delighted their strident fanbase last year when they hit the studio to create new music. One of the trio’s biggest draws is…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 30, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Watch Ben Folds Five Play Conan

Last night, the reunited Ben Folds Five brought their driving nerd-pop to the stage at Conan. On the show proper, the band played "Draw A…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2013 - 9:04 am

Watch Ben Folds Five On Colbert

Last night, the reunited Ben Folds Five showed up on The Colbert Report, and during the interview segment, Colbert went right for the years-old there's-only-three-of-you…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 9:09 am

Watch Wayne Coyne & Ke$ha Join Ben Folds Five In Nashville

Fresh off their work with the cast of Fraggle Rock, the newly reunited Ben Folds Five last night performed with another unlikely set of collaborators:…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Ben Folds Five – “Do It Anyway” Video (Feat. Fraggle Rock)

Tomorrow, the reunited Ben Folds Five release The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, their first album together in 13 years. Months ago, we…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2012 - 11:53 am

Ben Folds Five – “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” & “Sky High”

In a couple of weeks, Ben Folds Five will release The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, their first new album together in 13…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Ben Folds Five – “Erase Me”

Ben Folds Five announced a while back that they’d be getting to work on a reunion album, and a few months ago, we posted their…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Ben Folds Five – “Do It Anyway”

Ben Folds Five are gearing up for their reunion album, and recently they posted a demo from one of those sessions on Ben Folds' Facebook
Corban Goble | May 7, 2012 - 9:33 am

Ben Folds Five Prep Spring LP

Take it away, @BenFolds: It’s happening fo sho – Day 1 in studio with Robert and Darren through March #NewBenFoldsFiveRecord… — benjamin folds (@BenFolds)…
Corban Goble | January 26, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Ben Folds Five – “Tell Me What I Did” (Stereogum Premiere)

According to Ben Folds superfan Scott Lapatine, Ben Folds Five only played their Robert Sledge-penned song "Tell Me What I Did" live once: At Scranton…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2011 - 8:56 am

Ben Folds Five – “House”

It’s been a second since we had any news on the Ben Folds front — the last of it was Chatroulette-related, remember Chatroulette?! — but…
Corban Goble | August 24, 2011 - 10:28 am

Ben Folds Goes To College For A Cappella LP

A cappella's been creeping further and further into the indie rock realm: Not necessarily bands who sing without instrumentation behind them, but straight-up college a…
brandon | March 17, 2009 - 10:16 am

Watch The Ben Folds Five Reunion Concert

Before Elton John revisited Yellow Brick Road with Ben Folds and others, Folds revisited The Unauthorized Biography Of Rienhold Messner with his old band. Said…
brandon | October 23, 2008 - 10:33 am

Ben Folds Five Play Reinhold Messner Reunion Show

A couple weeks (and change) ago we reported that despite their other projects, Ben Folds Five were reuniting as part of MySpace Music's "Front To
brandon | September 19, 2008 - 9:21 am

Ben Folds Five Reunite For Reinhold Messner

In the comments section of our post on the "Hiroshima" video, reader sean took a moment to disparage the fake leak of Way To Normal
brandon | September 3, 2008 - 9:02 am