12.11.11 Listen to Fistful of Mercy's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Buckets of Rain' from upcoming tribute album

by kevin

Listen to Fistful of Mercy's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Buckets of Rain' from upcoming tribute album

'LIKE' Amnesty International to unlock the 70 + songs from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring Amnesty International, including Fistful of Mercy's cover of 'Buckets of Rain' (track # 43):

https://www.facebook.com/amnestyusa?sk=app_115392725211599

12.09.11 Ben Harper playing DimeBash 2011, Honoring Dimebag Darrell, Set for December 14 at Key Club in Hollywood

by kevin

Ben Harper playing DimeBash 2011, Honoring Dimebag Darrell, Set for December 14 at Key Club in Hollywood

http://www.guitarworld.com/dimebash-2011-honoring-dimebag-darrell-set-de...

On December 14, The Key Club in Hollywood will host DimeBash 2011, an all-star event honoring Dimebag Darrell Abbott, who was killed in 2004.

This year's show will feature guitarists John 5, Scott Ian, Phil Demmel, Warren DeMartini, Ben Harper, Chris Howorth and Tom Morello; vocalists Jerry Cantrell, Dave Draiman, Duff McKagan, Serj Tankian, Mike Muir and Sebastian Bach; plus Doug Pinnick, James Lomenzo, Ginger Fish, Brian Tichy and Joey Jordison -- and several other artists.

The event will be emceed by That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk with Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. Kicking off the event will be Kill Devil Hill, featuring Vinnie Appice and Rex Brown. Also on deck are Dio Disciples, featuring Rudy Sarzo and Tim Ripper Owens with a special appearance by Glenn Hughes. more»

12.01.11 Ben Harper: Interview from Time Out São Paulo

by kevin

Ben Harper: Interview from Time Out São Paulo

http://www.timeout.com.br/sao-paulo/en/music/features/140/ben-harper-int...

Ben Harper: interview

Folk-blues-reggae singer Ben Harper talks skateboarding, Vinicius de Moraes and his passion for Brazil, ahead of his concert on 9 December

What do you expect of the São Paulo concert? And what is your connection with the Brazilian audience?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I’m not sure about the set list yet. I usually write it an hour before the show starts. And Brazil is one of the most passionate and culturally rich places I’ve ever been. I like to say I have a connection because I’ve been there so many times and each time it feels more home-like. Physically, I feel like I’m looking at people who look like me. And, well, São Paulo is like landing on another planet – like someone took New York, Chicago and Paris and just dropped it in one place.

Do you feel inspired by Brazilian musicians and songwriters?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- more»