found this to be intresting...soulshine.ca reports....
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, singer Jack Johnson discussed the possibility of setting up an all-star jam band. In the article, Johnson reveals that he has jammed with such musicians as Mars Volta's drummer Jon Theodore and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.
For Johnson, the love of playing music can only be equalled to his love of surfing. An interest he shares with both Vedder and Theodore. Johnson went further by saying he's looking forward to jamming with Vedder, Theodore and Kirk Hammett (Metallica). "We're gonna try to jam," said Johnson. "Should be fun."
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."
Post by itrainmonkeys on Apr 24, 2008 22:41:53 GMT -5
I could see them doing a Levon Helm and the Midnight Ramble......have Levon stay on the whole time but bring on a TON of guests for a few songs. They got Phil, Jack White, Les, BB King, Eddie Vedder, Hammet, Robert Randolph, Jim James/My Morning Jacket.
I would very much like to see the suggestion made above by TheDude :
Jack White > Lead Guitar/Vocals Jim James > Guitar/Vocals Les Claypool > Bass/Vocals Levon Helm > Drums/Vocals
I'm pretty pumped about this announcement......or at least to find out what it will be.
Post by mikeruth07 on Apr 24, 2008 23:08:36 GMT -5
Sorry people, but I hiiiighly doubt Jack White and Les Claypool would get paired up together. While they both melt faces, Les' style is so much more technical and seems like it would clash with Jack White.
I'm sorry man, but what is your proof of this? I think you have Bonnaroo confussed with Rothbury where Fishman is playing with YMSB. As far as I know, he has not been confirmed as playing with them at Bonnaroo, although, I'd love it if that were true.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Apr 25, 2008 22:32:47 GMT -5
Although Jack probably won't........it's still a possibility and that's enough for me. I'd love to see him but I feel like they will go for people more used to jamming or something. THey got plenty of guitarists. I just would really like to see as much Jack White as I can.
The potential Superjam that padwan made reference to would actually be pretty sweet. Also, Jon Theodore no longer plays drums for The Mars Volta. They're awesome new drummer is Thomas Pridgen. So Theodore engaging in this possible Superjam is likely.