07.01.12 Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

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Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/ben-harper-will...

Ben Harper will revisit his acoustic roots for a performance at the Sydney Opera House

by: Kathy McCabe
From:The Daily Telegraph
July 02, 201212:00AM

HE went full-tilt rock with his Relentless 7 brothers but now Ben Harper is heading back to his acoustic roots for a November tour.

An Evening With Ben Harper will be at the Sydney Opera House on November 12 and for anyone who has had the privilege of witnessing his one-man mode, this will be one very special night.

There will be a few hundred people who will remember when the much-loved folk rocker performed solo at the tiny Independent Theatre in North Sydney in 2001 for Triple J's Live At The Wireless.

Some fans openly wept when Eddie Vedder just happened to stroll on stage to join his mate on Indifference.

Tickets for the Opera House show go on sale on July 11, with a Live Nation pre-sale from July 6. more»

04.25.12 DHANI HARRISON'S THENEWNO2 ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FEATURING BEN HARPER

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DHANI HARRISON'S THENEWNO2 ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FEATURING BEN HARPER

thenewno2 announces the release of their second full-length album, thefearofmissingout, on July 31 via H.O.T. Records Ltd. The album was produced by pHd, the moniker for band members and Grammy Award winners Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks, and recorded in both Los Angeles and London.

Following their debut album You Are Here (2009), primarily written and recorded by Harrison, thefearofmissingout is the first recording as a band featuring Harrison, Hicks, Jonathan Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Nick Fyffe and Frank Zummo.

Employing a combination of live and programmed instruments and adding in obscure samples to create an intricate collage of electronica sounds, the sonic textures in thefearofmissingout were enhanced by Harrison as well as guest vocalists RZA, Ben Harper, The Black Knights, Throunn Antonia (Fields, Beck's Record Club) and Holly Marilyn (The Child). more»

03.05.12 Ben Harper has cast his MVP Vote

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Ben Harper has cast his MVP Vote

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/27901/ben-harper-ha...

Ben Harper has cast his MVP Vote

By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPN.com

Over the last couple of seasons, we've been lucky enough to strike up a friendship with Grammy Award winning musician/die-hard Lakers fan Ben Harper. He's been a frequent guest on the podcast, talking hoops and music (including this really cool conversation about cover songs, and another about Marvin Gaye's iconic anthem) and we'll often get emails from him before, during and after games. Following the win over Miami Sunday afternoon, like a lot of Lakers loyalists, he was pretty fired up. This landed in my inbox, and for anyone looking to put into perspective the sort of season Kobe Bryant is having, Harper does a pretty good job:

"Today's Lakers is the team no one wants to face in a seven game series.

So lemme get this straight: more»