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Ben Harper forms newsupergroup

Ben Harper was scheduled to play the headline set on the first night of Splendour in the Grass with Relentless7, but unfortunately the band was forced to cancel the set due to a ‘serious illness’.

Harper still managed to put on a solo show at Splendour with added help from INXS’s Jon Fariss who joined Harper onstage for a set closing cover of Never Tear Us Apart.

Harper formed Relentless7 in 2008, releasing the debut White Lies for Dark Times early last year and touring Australia supporting Pearl Jam. However, that may be the last we hear of Relentless7, with Harper announcing the formation of a new group – Fistful Of Mercy.

The new band sees Harper joined by Dhani Harrison (yep, George’s son) and alt-rocker Joseph Arthur, who was first North American artist to sign to Peter Gabriel’s Real World label in the mid-’90s.

Fistful Of Mercy’s MySpace page is so new that the biography section only offers test Latin-fill text, but apparently the band will release an album on 5th October and plans to tour soon after.

Listen to the band’s debut Fistful Of Mercy.

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Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 26th Aug, 2010

Suddenly those serious illnesses seem less legit..

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Aug, 2010

Cool. Always wanted to see Dhani Harrison do some more work.

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 26th Aug, 2010

Fuck... he even looks like George. Oddly haunting.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 26th Aug, 2010

Surprised he didn't just name the new band Fistful of Money.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Aug, 2010



Breaking International News: Son Looks Like Father.

Lucan

Lucan said on the 26th Aug, 2010

The term "Supergroup" gets thrown around too loosely thesedays.

emmawheatley

emmawheatley said on the 26th Aug, 2010

Dhani has done better work to be honest.

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 26th Aug, 2010



http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/thirdoption/bearcopy.jpg

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 26th Aug, 2010

You know what comparison MAB is going to come back with...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Aug, 2010

But that would be impossible. Bieber would have had to have had sex when he was four in order to be Lukey's dad.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 26th Aug, 2010



The impossibility of the situation doesn't make the picture any less funny.

Now get to work!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Aug, 2010

If we're going to go impossible, Wukey is the lovechild of Michael Cera and Andy Samberg.

It happened like this:

http://www.nypress.com/imgs/blogs/blog4356widea.jpg

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 26th Aug, 2010



hahahahahahahahahha.
As if any one of MAB's 273838847373 posts are anywhere near as good as this.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Aug, 2010

It's late to the whole "bear" thing that happened yesterday, though. Disappointing.