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Stream Ben Lee’s New Mixtape Feat. Zooey Deschanel, Ben Folds, Neil Finn, & More

Australian rocker Ben Lee has jumped to a major label with his recent signing to Warner Bros. Records, who will put out his next album, Love Is The Great Rebellion, later in the year. To celebrate the announcement, Lee has put out a mixtape of tracks that he wrote with other people's voices in mind. More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015

Ben Folds Partners With US Ambassador To Strengthen Cultural Ties With Ireland

Ben Folds is the epitome of a musician aging gracefully. Even if I haven't played Rockin' The Suburbs since way back during my awkward, angsty high school years, there are few albums that helped me more when it came to surviving small town trials and tribulations. Folds' songwriting had a grace and sort of a… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 17, 2015

Watch A Teaser For Ben Folds’ New Orchestral Album With yMusic

Southern piano man Ben Folds and NYC classical sextet yMusic are teaming up for an album this year. No title or release date has been listed, but the trailer below offers a preview of the music and a few details: It will feature nine original songs plus a concerto for piano and orchestra, and they'll… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015

Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio A Saved From Demolition

In its heyday, RCA Studio A hosted an enviable number of early rock and country acts including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, the Beach Boys, and countless others, and it's become a huge tourist attraction even though it's still hosting sessions by Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves. Back in June it was announced that the studio… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 23, 2014

Watch Lorde, Disclosure, Alt-J, Skrillex, & More In A Very Austalian Year-End Sketch For Triple J

The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It's pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014

Watch Ben Folds Join Elton John At Bonnaroo

Ben Folds has covered "Grey Seal" among other Elton John jams throughout his career, and John's influence is obvious in Folds' own plucky piano-pop. So it must have been a huge thrill for Folds when John invited him on stage Sunday during his Bonnaroo-closing set to perform "Grey Seal" together. Watch fan-made video of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2014

Skrillex, Janelle Monaé, Warpaint, Chance The Rapper, Thundercat To Join Forces For Bonnaroo Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the lineups for a trio of Superjams at this year's festival. The annual improv sessions have previously featured D'Angelo's return to the public eye and the one-time-only collision of John Oates, R. Kelly, and Billy Idol, and at least one of this year's two lineups seems primed to offer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2014

Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars‘ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the Mos Eisley Cantina Band. The sketch sees artists assuming Star Wars alter egos like BF-1138 (Ben Folds), Liz Ph'Air (Liz Phair), and Weird Al'Attacka'Duwacca (Weird Al). Reggie Watts, Rick Springfield,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2014

Bonnaroo Lineup 2014

Like last year, Bonnaroo is announcing the bulk of its fest lineup via a 30-minute B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon) webcast. The 2014 reveal is hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam and features a super jam with the Flaming Lips, Ben Folds, and special guests (I'm guessing Foxygen based on thisMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2014

Bonnaroo To Announce 2014 Lineup With Flaming Lips & Ben Folds Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the date for when they'll announce their lineup. If that sounds excessive to you, just wait a moment, because the day of the reveal may actually deserve that announcement of its own. February 19th, preceding the 9PM moment when we find out who will be heading down to Manchester, TN to play… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 6, 2014

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) January 25, 2012 When, Ben, when?! Spring release @Andy_Hampshire #NewBenFoldsFiveRecord— benjamin folds (@BenFolds) January 25, 2012 There you have it. More detail… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 26, 2012

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 University in April 2000. (Do not ask me how he knows this.) (UPDATE: It was played a few times, actually.) This did not stop Folds from reconvening his old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2011

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 he's posted a new track on his The Sing-Off profile page called "House." The Sing-Off of course being NBC's attempt to parlay some of that The Voice/American Idol mojo. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 24, 2011

Ben Folds Covers Merton, Chatroulette Piano Guy

For background: A couple weeks back a guy named Merton started posting videos of himself improvising piano tunes on Chatroulette. NY Mag's Vulture guessed that Merton was actually Ben Folds. He's not Ben Folds, but it was enough to get the attention of the real Folds, who paid tribute to Merton at a… More »

By: jessica / March 22, 2010

The Soft Bulletin Turns 10

Though they're clearly still going strong, ten years ago yesterday Oklahoma's favorite sons released their ninth and generally speaking most beloved album The Soft Bulletin. It was the Flaming Lips' moody, poppy, deeply atmospheric followup to 1997's quadruple turntable adventure Zaireeka and it was followed by another critical and commercial success, 2002's Yoshimi BattlesMore »

By: brandon / May 18, 2009

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 cappella groups covering Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend, backing Rivers Cuomo. It's like a sickness! Just kidding (sort of). One-upping these dabblings, Ben Folds has created a… More »

By: brandon / March 17, 2009

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present... MySplice III you'll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008

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 performance, which took place at UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall, was organized as part of MySpace Music's "Front To Back" series, so it makes sense MySpace would have really… More »

By: brandon / October 23, 2008

Elton John Revisits Yellow Brick Road With Rufus Wainwright, Jake Shears, Ben Folds

Last night Elton John returned to Broadway to perform his classic 1973 double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road start to finish. The event benefited a number of AIDS charitable organizations (tickets ranged from $250 to $2,500) and featured an all-star group of Sir Elton's friends: Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Jake Shears, John Cameron Mitchell, Jane… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 21, 2008

Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, And Jason Sudeikis’s Leaky Trombone Do Conan

Last night, while you were resting up from all those winks in the Vice Presidential debate, Regina Spektor joined Ben Folds for a playful version of "You Don't Know Me" on Conan O'Brien. As tipster Marc C. points out, there's another guest of note in the horn section: A mustached version of SNL's Jaso… More »

By: brandon / October 3, 2008
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