12.26.10 ESPN Article about Fistful of Mercy & Ben Harper & Dhani Harrison's interest in Skateboarding

by kevin

ESPN Article about Fistful of Mercy & Ben Harper & Dhani Harrison's interest in Skateboarding

http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/news/story?id=5948044

A different rhythm
Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison are musicians with a passion for skateboarding

By Alyssa Roenigk
ESPN Action Sports

Ben Harper is trying kickflips. He's about five attempts deep and has had a few near-lands. But it's time to rehearse, so the board needs to be put away. "Let's go, Ben," his bandmate, Dhani Harrison, says as he skates by, a blur of fluorescent pink and hair. "One more try," Harper says. "I've got this." One more try, and he makes himself an honest man. "I was getting nervous being put on the spot," Harper says. "It's like I'm at the X Games."

Skate session over, Harper kick-pushes toward the recording studio, where Harrison and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur are already setting up to begin rehearsing for their first live shows since forming the band Fistful of Mercy this summer. When the trio first debuted their nine-track album, "As I Call You Down," at a listening party here at Hot Records in Santa Monica in August, one question permeated the room. What possibly brought these three guys together? "Simple," Harper says. "Skateboarding." more»

12.09.10 Deluxe version of new INXS album features Ben Harper on two tracks

by kevin

Deluxe version of new INXS album features Ben Harper on two tracks

The deluxe version of the new INXS album 'Original Sin' is going to be available as an import here in the U.S. on Dec. 21 & includes a bonus track featuring Ben. The album is supposed to be released in the U.S. on January 11, but I am not sure if the deluxe version will be released here then.

Ben is featured on two tracks on the deluxe version:

Never Tear Us Apart (Ben Harper And Mylene Farmer)
&
Devil Inside (Ben Harper & Nikka Costa)

Here is the information from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Sin-Dlx-ed-Inxs/dp/B004ETVAKC/ref=sr_1_1?...

Original Sin (Dlx ed) [Import]
INXS | Format: Audio CD

Price: $28.89 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

This title will be released on December 21, 2010.

Track Listings
1. Drum Opera (Jon Farriss / Inxs)
2. Original Sin (Rob Thomas And Dj Yalediys)
3. Mediate (Tricky)
4. Never Tear Us Apart (Ben Harper And Mylene Farmer)
5. Beautiful Girl (Pat Monahan)
6. New Sensation (Deborah De Corral)
7. Just Keep Walking (Dan Sultan)
8. To Look At You (Kav Temperly)
9. Mystify (John Mayer And Loane)
10. Kick (Nikka Costa) more»

11.25.10 Ringside - 'Lost Days' Music Video Featuring Ben Harper

by kevin

Here is a link to a new video from the band Ringside featuring Ben on vocals & guitar:

http://www.veoh.com/collection/SingingFool-Ringside-Music-Videos/watch/v...