06.01.11 Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD featuring Ben Harper on August 30th

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Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD featuring Ben Harper on August 30th

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-to-release-new-nightw...

Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD in August
Rage Against The Machine is also rumored to be prepping something for their 20th anniversary

By Andy Greene
June 1, 2011 5:05 PM ET

Tom Morello's alter-ego the Nightwatchman is releasing his third studio LP, World Rebel Songs, on August 30th. While much of the previous work by the Nightwatchman has been acoustic, this record features a full electric band. THE DEBUT SINGLE, "SAVE THE HAMMER FOR THE MAN," FEATURES BEN HARPER ON GUITAR AND VOCALS. The disc hits stores on August 30th.

"Troubled times call out for troubled songs," Morello said in a statement. "World Wide Rebel Songs is an album of rousing hopelessness and this time the Nightwatchman has brought along his electric guitar to tip the scales." more»

06.01.11 Ben Harper shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly

by kevin

Ben Harper shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly

http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/25-things-you-dont-know-abo...

25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Ben Harper

Singer-songwriter Ben Harper, 41, (his new album, Give Till It's Gone, is out now) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly.

1. My great-, great-, great- etc. grandfather Samuel Chase signed the Declaration of Independence.

2. I listen to sports talk radio but haven't called in yet.

3. I have been a Lakers fan since the age of 9.

4. My family has owned a music store for more than 50 years called the Folk Music Center.

5. The first record I ever bought was Jimi Hendrix's Smash Hits.

6. I am from Claremont, California.

7. I unapologetically use words such as awesome, gnarly, richter and totally on a daily basis.

8. I will not go on to another book until I finish the book I'm reading, no matter how much I hate the book I'm reading.

9. I feel I may not make it to No. 25 without plagiarizing Dave Grohl's list of 25 Things.

10. I love Mexican food.

11. My mom plays and sings way better than I do. more»

05.30.11 Neil Young Tribute featuring Ben Harper performing 'Ohio' is now available on Blu-ray & DVD

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Neil Young Tribute featuring Ben Harper performing 'Ohio' is now available on Blu-ray & DVD

The MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young concert featuring Ben Harper's performance of 'Ohio' is available on blu-ray:

http://www.amazon.com/MusiCares-Tribute-Neil-Young-Blu-ray/dp/B004VK74P4...

& dvd:

http://www.amazon.com/MusiCares-Tribute-Neil-Young-Matthews/dp/B004VK74U...

MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young [Blu-ray]

On January 29, 2010, Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.

Program Listing:
1. Rockin In The Free World - Keith Urban/John Fogerty/Booker T. Jones
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Lady Antebellum more»