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Patrick Stump To Replace Ben Folds As Talent Show Judge

Fall Out Boy star Patrick Stump has signed on to replace Ben Folds as a judge on U.S. a cappella talent show The Sing-Off.Folds is touring the globe and pulled out of the two-hour special,...

Bonnaroo Sunday Highlights: Elton John Closes, Wiz Khalifa Gives Rousing Speech

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...

Divinyls' Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dies Age 53

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...

Ben Folds Taking On 24 Hour Challenge To Write And Perform New Musical

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...

Ke$ha's 'Spirit Journey' For 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...

Ben Folds Five Team Up With Fraggles For New Video

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...

Ben Folds Five Sets Chart Return With New Album

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...

Bonnaroo Lineup 2012: Radiohead, Beach Boys And Bon Iver

The 2012 festival season is gearing up already, with many festivals announcing their line-ups now, well in advance of the summer, in order to maximise on tickets sales. The Bonnaroo festival has been taking place...

Folds Confirms Ben Folds Five Reunion

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds has thrilled fans by confirming the reunion of his cult group Ben Folds FIVE.The band's frontman took to his Twitter.com page to share the news and post a photo of himself, Robert...

Ben Folds Five To Reunite For 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...

Ben Folds And Nick Hornby Write Bristol Palin Song

Singer BEN FOLDS and novelist NICK HORNBY have formed an unlikely alliance to record a new album. The former frontman of the BEN FOLDS FIVE has collaborated with the author of 'High Fidelity' to create...

Folds & Hornby To Play Aids Show

The music world's new odd couple, BEN FOLDS and NICK HORNBY, are to perform their first show together to raise funds for low-income AIDS victims.Singer/songwriter Folds and the British author recently teamed up to record...

Ben Folds' Musical Pressure

Ben Folds worried he wouldn't be able to come up with music good enough for Nick Hornby's lyrics.The pop jazz pianist has worked with Oscar nominated screen writer Nick on a new project called 'Lonely...

Folds & Hornby Are Odd New Super Duo

Singer/songwriter BEN FOLDS and British author NICK HORNBY have teamed up to record a new album together.The odd couple recorded a demo of comedy tune Levi Johnston Blues in 2009, and now the High Fidelity...

Hornby Teams Up With Folds For New Album

British novelist NICK HORNBY is adding musician to his impressive resume - the HIGH FIDELITY writer is teaming up with American singer-songwriter BEN FOLDS to create a new album. Hornby, who also wrote the Hugh Grant...

Folds Releases Choir Covers Album

American singer-songwriter BEN FOLDS is releasing an album of his tracks performed by U.S. university choirs. Folds came up with the idea after spotting choirs' performances of his hits on video-sharing website YouTube.com. So he travelled...

Ben Folds To Release New Record

BEN FOLDS is due to release a new album 'Way To Normal' in the UK on September 29th 2008 through Columbia Records. This is Ben Folds' third solo album since parting ways with his band...

Ben Folds Five To Reteam For Internet Gig

Cult trio BEN FOLDS FIVE are to reunite for a one-off Internet concert. The group will play its first show in almost a decade in North Carolina on 18 September (08) as part of a...

Rollins Hangs Out With Shatner

Former BLACK FLAG frontman HENRY ROLLINS has an unlikely best friend - STAR TREK's WILLIAM SHATNER. The pair met when musician BEN FOLDS produced Shatner's album and invited Rollins to sing a duet. Rollins explains,...

Fascinating Fact 676

BEN FOLDS, DESTINY'S CHILD star MICHELLE WILLIAMS, JOE JACKSON, NEIL SEDAKA, SUZANNE VEGA and LORI ANDERSON are to perform at a 1 February (06) tribute concert to singer/songwriter JONI MITCHELL at New York's Carnegie Hall....

Folds Little British Preacher Man

American singer BEN FOLDS has enlisted the comedy skills of LITTLE BRITAIN star MATT LUCAS for his forthcoming video. Fold's single JESUSLAND, which comes out next month (OCT05) and stars British funnyman Lucas as...

Ben Folds Is Number 1 Streets Fan

British urban music star MIKE SKINNER has found an unlikely fan in American singer BEN FOLDS, who has spent the last 18 months promoting Skinner's album A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE to anyone who'll...

Folds Pays Musical Tribute To Pal Smith

Pop pianist BEN FOLDS has penned a tribute tune to his late pal ELLIOTT SMITH and he plans to debut it on his new album. The former BEN FOLDS FIVE frontman wrote LATE shortly...

Shatner's Cult Album Re-released

WILLIAM SHATNER's infamous 1968 album THE TRANSFORMED MAN is to be re-released in time for Christmas (04), just three years after it was deleted from sale. Experts at retrospective record label RHINO have revisited...

Shatner Releases Heartfelt Song About Wife's Death

STAR TREK star WILLIAM SHATNER has included a heartfelt new song about the drowning death of his wife on his new album HAS BEEN. The actor admits he had to think twice about including...

Shatner Teams Up With Folds For New Album

STAR TREK legend WILLIAM SHATNER has recorded his first album for 35 years with the help of producer and performer BEN FOLDS. The album HAS BEEN features eleven tracks with variety of collaborators including...

Folds Puts His Career On Hold To Concentrate On Shatner Project

WILLIAM SHATNER's pop career has been given a boost - former BEN FOLDS FIVE star BEN FOLDS has shelved his own solo album to work with the STAR TREK actor. Folds has written most...

Shatner Prepares To Release New Album

Former STAR TREK actor WILLIAM SHATNER is preparing to release a new album of country and rock tracks. The Canadian-born screen star has just finished months of recording his untitled release in Nashville, Tennessee,...

William Shatner Back With New Album

Veteran STAR TREK actor WILLIAM SHATNER is set to unleash his second solo album as a singer. The 72-year-old, famed for playing CAPTAIN KIRK in the sci-fi franchise, has just finished recording the offering,...

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