Folds is touring the globe and pulled out of the two-hour special, which will air on 17 December (14), and so producers asked singer Stump to take his place alongside returning judges Jewel and Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman.
The Fall Out Boy star is not new to Tv talent shows - earlier this week (beg24Nov14), he joined Adam Levine as a mentor on America's The Voice.
Fans, who lined up 12 hours earlier, definitely got their time's worth in Elton John's set.
Bonnaroo festival ended on a high note yesterday, with Elton John as the final performer – but not before fans had been queuing up for over 12 hours to see the Brit perform. But even before he took the stage for his first ever American festival performance, there was plenty to see and hear in the supporting acts.
Bonnaroo was the Brit's first festival appearance.
One of the most anticipated gigs at Bonnaroo was the Arctic Monkeys’ set. Late in the swealtering afternoon, they opened with their festival sing-along Do I Wanna Know?, which funnily enough echoed Sam Smith’s cover on Friday night. The festival crowd was loving it though, with one woman reportedly taking to mattress-surfing during their set.
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - MusiCares 2014 Person Of The Year Tribute honoring Carole King held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. 24.1.2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala Presented By Mercedes-Benz At Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014
Australian icon Chrissy Amphlet has passed away in her New York home after a long battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has died.
The 'I Touch Myself' hitmaker passed away age 53 in her New York home after losing her long-standing battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
The Australian icon - who first gained notoriety in 1980 - leaves behind her husband and former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton.
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Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is turning playwright to create, rehearse and perform a 15-minute musical in one day.
The star has teamed up with executives at The Exchange and the 24 Hour Company to take part in The 24-Hour Musicals, an initiative aimed at forming an original production and bringing it to life within the tight deadline.
Folds' work will be one of four plays included in the event, which will begin on 28 April (13) and will be presented to members of the public at New York's Gramercy Theater on 29 April (13).
Continue reading: Ben Folds Taking On 24 Hour Challenge To Write And Perform New Musical
Ke$ha went on a ''spirit journey'' - diving with sharks and rehabilitating baby lions - to get inspiration for her second album, 'Warrior'.
Ke$ha dived with sharks to get inspiration for 'Warrior'.
The 'Die Young' singer went around the world on a ''spirit journey,'' getting close to nature to prepare for writing her second album.
She told the Daily Star newspaper: ''First I went to the Galapagos Islands and went diving with sharks, then to islands in the middle of nowhere to swim with whales and I lived on a boat.
Continue reading: Ke$ha's 'spirit Journey' For Warrior
Reunited rockers Ben Folds Five have teamed up with the Fraggles in the video for the band's first new song in 13 years.
The group has filmed a video with Jim Henson's creations from hit children's TV show Fraggle Rock for new single Do It Anyway, their first track since 1999.
The promo also features Twilight actress Anna Kendrick, who plays an assistant drawn into the action as the puppets invade the recording studio where the band is performing.
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Reunited cult rockers Ben Folds Five are set to release their first album in 13 years this autumn (12).
Singer/songwriter Ben Folds thrilled fans in January (12) by confirming he was heading back into the studio with Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee to work on new material, and now The Sound of the Life of the Mind has been given an official retail date.
The project, the trio's first since The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner in 1999, will hit stores on 18 September (12) and part of the album's proceeds will be donated to Music Education and Music Therapy, a charitable organisation personally chosen by the band.
Ben Folds Five, which split in 2000, will launch a new world tour to support The Sound of the Life of the Mind on 13 September (12).
Continue reading: Ben Folds Five Sets Chart Return With New Album
American singer-songwriter Ben Folds is reuniting cult group Ben Folds FIVE to record new material.
The group, comprising of Folds, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, split up in 2000 but reunited for a one-off gig as part of a taping for MySpace.com show Front to Back in 2008.
The cult trio reformed again earlier this year (11) to record three tracks for Folds' new album, The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective, which is due for release in October (11).
Now Folds is hoping to head back to the studio with Sledge and Jessee to record more songs as a three-piece.
Continue reading: Ben Folds Five To Reunite For New Album?