Posts tagged "Ben Folds"

Stephen Colbert Enlists Mavis Staples, Beirut, More for Sly Stone Cover on First ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert started his tenure on CBS’ Late Show on Tuesday night, and he wasn’t about to do so without a pretty special musical guest…
Colin Joyce / September 9, 2015

Lorde, Skrillex, Diplo, and More Try to Write a Jingle, Fight Instead

So 40 bands walk into a radio station… no, this surprisingly isn’t the start of some dumb music joke. As part of a new a…
Rachel Brodsky / December 17, 2014

‘Star Wars’ Cantina Band Auditions: Watch Ben Folds, Mark McGrath, More

Star Wars Day came and went, but we might as well call 2014 Star Wars Year as anticipation (and promotion) builds for Episode VII. As A.V.
Chris Martins / May 5, 2014

See the Flaming Lips and Ben Folds Messily Cover Usher’s ‘Love in This Club’

The Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon (B.L.A.M.) broadcast brought with it the exciting news that the Tennessee fest’s 2014 lineup will include Kanye West, Elton John,…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2014

Watch Bonnaroo’s Performance-Packed 2014 Lineup Video

It’s time once again for the Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon, a.k.a. B.L.A.M. The annual broadcast has begun on the Tennessee festival’s homepage (watch it here),…
Chris Martins / February 20, 2014

Ben Folds Five Is a Crowd in ‘Sky High’ Video

Ben Folds Five are currently on the road with fellow '90s alt-pop favorites Guster and Barenaked Ladies, but the iconic nerd-rock trio hole up in…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Ben Folds Five Reunion Births Band’s First-Ever Live Album

When Ben Folds Five returned from a 13-year gap between studio albums with 2012's The Sound of the Life of the Mind, SPIN's David Peisner…
Kyle McGovern / April 18, 2013

Watch Ben Folds Five Crack Dick Jokes on ‘Conan’

Ben Folds Five cracked some jokes on Conan last night (January 30) during a rendition of their foul-mouthed wink “Draw a Crowd,” from last year’s reunion…
Kyle McGovern / January 31, 2013

Ben Folds Explains Why He Reunited the Five

Ben Folds was literally in the dark in regards to the idea of reuniting with bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee and bringing their…
David Marchese / July 27, 2012

Ben Folds Five’s First Album in 13 Years Due in September

The Five returneth! After over a decade filled with solo projects, collegiate a cappella recording sessions, ill-fated singing competitions, and collaborations with authors and Internet-savvy…
Devon Maloney / July 16, 2012

Ben Folds Five Reunion Album ‘Happening Fo Sho’

In 2008, the three members of Ben Folds Five (yes, we know) reunited onstage for the first time in almost a decade to perform their…
Marc Hogan / January 26, 2012

How Amanda Palmer & Pals Cut an Album in One Day

At this week's Rethink Music conference, held at Boston's Berklee College of Music, the school invited musicians, industry insiders, and pundits to come together and…
Kevin O'Donnell / April 26, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby Live in NYC

The fourth installment of SPIN's literature-meets-music series Liner Notes found singer-songwriter Ben Folds and novelist Nick Hornby bringing their collaborative album, Lonely Avenue, to life…
Peter Gaston / November 3, 2010

Ben Folds, Nick Hornby Bring Collabo to Life in NYC

Back in 2003, British author Nick Hornby sang the praises of the Ben Folds Five tune "Smoke" in the pages of his essay collection, Songbook.
John Macdonald / October 13, 2010

Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, ‘Lonely Avenue’ (Nonesuch)

Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy must be friggin' stoked, bro: On "Levi Johnston Blues," Lonely Avenue's two knights of music nerd-dom use their disarming pop…
William Goodman / September 25, 2010

Ben Folds, Nick Hornby Set for SPIN Benefit in NYC

On October 12, musician Ben Folds will join High Fidelity author Nick Hornby onstage at NYC's Housing Works Bookstore Café for the fourth installment of…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2010

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of people tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / April 2, 2010

Rapper Novel Turns a Page

It's a strange day when a rapper frets over what piano-pop goofball Ben Folds thinks of his music. But that's exactly what happened after Novel…
Peter Gerstenzang / February 26, 2009

Fall Out Boy, Ben Folds Teach Music on Apple Computers

Later this month, musically-inclined fans of Fall Out Boy, Ben Folds, and a handful of other artists can learn to perform their idols' favorite tunes…
Peter Gaston / January 6, 2009

Ben Folds’ Death Wish Granted!

Be careful when you play with puns, Mr. Ben Folds, you just might get buried!
Melissa Goldstein / October 22, 2008
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