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Stream Ben Folds So There

So There is the product of Ben Folds' orchestral collaboration with the New York-based sextet yMusic, and over the course of the summer we've heard…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 3, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Ben Folds – “Phone In A Pool”

Ben Folds has shared another new song from So There, his new collaborative album with NYC sextet yMusic. This one's called "Phone In A Pool,"…
James Rettig | July 16, 2015 - 9:41 am
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Watch Ben Folds And yMusic Play New Song “Phone In A Pool” At Bonnaroo

Back in January, Ben Folds teased his new collaborative album with the NYC classical sextet yMusic, and a few weeks ago he announced that album,…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm
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Ben Folds And yMusic – “Capable Of Anything”

Several months ago, piano man Ben Folds announced that he would be teaming up with NYC classical sextet yMusic for a new orchestral album. Now,…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Watch Ben Folds Perform At Michelle Obama & Jill Biden’s Mother’s Day Tea

Ben Folds is exactly the kind of guy you'd want to take home to your mom. Incidentally, he's also exactly the kind of guy you'd…
Caitlin White | May 12, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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Watch Daryl Hall & Ben Folds Play Their Songs Together On Live From Daryl’s House

Ben Folds stopped by Daryl Hall's TV show Live From Daryl's House (which originated as a web series in 2007) to hang out with the…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 1:28 pm
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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,…
James Rettig | February 24, 2015 - 6:27 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | February 17, 2015 - 6:19 pm
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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 bee…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 23, 2014 - 5:24 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2014 - 9:10 am

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…
Chris DeVille | June 18, 2014 - 9:53 am

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
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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…
James Rettig | May 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

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 i…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2014 - 7:01 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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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 twitter.com/BenFolds/statu… — benjamin folds (@BenFolds)…
Corban Goble | January 26, 2012 - 3:12 pm
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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 Scranto…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2011 - 8:56 am
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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
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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…
jessica | March 22, 2010 - 2:29 pm
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