10.24.12 Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative (Herald Sun article)

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Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative (Herald Sun article)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/ben-adds-new-chapter-to-...

Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative

Kathy McCabe
From: National Features
October 25, 201212:22PM

BEN Harper is buzzing. His voice bursts down the line with the one-two punch of bonhomie and conviviality you get when talking with a mate you haven't caught up with for a while.

He just sounds happy. Happy he is travelling the globe in solo mode and somewhat amused he has two albums coming out within a few months of each other.

One is the obligatory end-of-contract greatest hits-with-a-twist By My Side on EMI and the other is his 12th studio record, a collaboration with blues legend Charlie Musselwhite called Get Up!, which will be released on Stax Records in January.

He's back in Australia next month to continue his solo acoustic tour and returns again as one of the headliners of the 2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest, a place he has long called his musical home here. more»

10.01.12 iTunes Preview of Ben's New Song 'Crazy Amazing'

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iTunes Preview of Ben's New Song 'Crazy Amazing'

iTunes has a 90 second preview of Ben's new song 'Crazy Amazing' here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/by-my-side-retrospective/id564423686

09.20.12 Adam Yauch Design Leads All-Star Skateboard Auction (Ben Harper involved with Tony Hawk charity project)

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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/adam-yauch-design-leads-all-star-...

Adam Yauch Design Leads All-Star Skateboard Auction

Paul McCartney, Tom Petty also contribute to Tony Hawk charity project

By DAVID BROWNE
September 20, 2012 3:25 PM ET

Two months before he passed away, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch paid tribute to one of his favorite pastimes: skateboarding. At the request of skate legend Bucky Lasek, Yauch – an avid skater since he was in high school – wrote out the lyrics to the Beasties' "Bodhisattva Vow" across three separate decks. The boards, each signed and dated "Adam Yauch March 15, 2012," will be auctioned online on November 29th as part of a charity project from the Tony Hawk Foundation. more»