06.15.01 Billboard sheds light on "Pleasure and Pain" DVD

Noted rock photographer Danny Clinch has completed work on "Pleasure and Pain," a Ben Harper DVD documentary tentatively due out by Thanksgiving from Virgin. The 90-minute film blends concert clips from North America and Europe with an array of off-stage footage, including interviews with Harper's grandparents in his childhood hometown of Claremont, Calif. Check out the complete article at billboard.com.

06.14.01 Avalon Blues Tribute Album in Stores Now

Run down to your local record store and pick up the new CD, "Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt." Ben plays the song "Sliding Delta" in homage to the late delta blues legend. Beck, Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams and many more also perform on the album.

06.14.01 Japan Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Osaka

Returning to Japan for the first time in over three years, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals begin a run of shows tonight at the Big Cat in Osaka. DJ Evil Vince will spin for an hour to an hour and a half prior to the performance. Check out Tour Dates for more dates and ticket info.