03.14.10 New Ben Harper & Relentless7 album, 'Give Till It's Gone, due this fall, features guests Ringo Starr & Jackson Browne

by kevin

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Ben Harper Grabs Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne for New Relentless7 Album
3/23/10, 4:56 pm EST

Ben Harper and Relentless7 have just finished recording their follow-up to 2009’s White Lies For Dark Times. Titled Give Till It’s Gone, the self-produced album will be out in the fall and features some high-profile guests. “Not only are we excited about the songs, but Ringo Starr is playing on one of the songs and that’s just a huge deal for us. And Jackson Browne is singing in the background of one of the songs,” Harper told a handful of media during a Canadian teleconference. more»

02.24.10 Ben Harper sings 'Devil Inside' on upcoming INXS album

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INXS Recruit Brandon Flowers, Ben Harper to Cover Their Big Hits

For their first album in five years, INXS are “reimagining” their classic hits with different arrangements and singers, including Ben Harper, Rob Thomas and the Killers’ Brandon Flowers. The still-untitled release is slated for the fall.

” ‘Original Sin’ with Rob Thomas almost has a Cuban connection with some Spanish rap in it. That was really exciting,” drummer Jon Farris tells Rolling Stone, adding that Thomas also recorded a version of “Never Tear Us Apart.” He says many backing tracks were laid down in London with most of the London Symphony Orchestra, “So that is really rich and juicy and almost has a James Bond-y sort of rhythm bed along with that. So it was the juxtaposition of the classic and Sixties’ secret agent.” more»

01.11.10 Ben & Relentless7 backing up Ringo Starr on upcoming television appearances (list of shows & dates)

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RINGO ON TV
Make sure to tune in and catch Ringo on this promotional tour to support Y NOT, backed for these special appearances by Ben Harper and Relentless7.

Jan 12 The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
Jan 13 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jan 18 The Jay Leno Show
Jan 19 Grammy Music Series
Jan 20 Rockline Radio
Jan 21 Larry King Live (broadcast date either 21 or 22)
Feb 5 The Tonight Show with Conan O Brien