So Ben Weinman & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Collaborated with Kimbra

by | Jun 12, 2014

Do you think we made Ben Weinman a little uncomfortable when we interrogated him last year?  We couldn’t hold ourselves back from asking him about the many unusual musical collaborations he’s been involved with — Jeffree Star, Lou Pearlman (the man behind Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync), among others. And what about Omar Rodriguez-Lopez — he told us all about working with the world-famous producer Ross Robinson when At The Drive-In recorded Relationship of Command.

So what does Ben Weinman and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have in common? Well, aside from being monsters on guitar and being linked indirectly with Killer Be Killed (a band that features members of The Dillinger Escape Plan and & ex-The Mars Volta), they’ve both collaborated on new songs with Kimbra.

Perhaps you remember a while back when Kimbra went public about her love for Dillinger — now it’s for real, for real. Both Weinman and Rodriguez-Lopez contributed to songs that will appear as bonus tracks to the deluxe edition of her forthcoming album The Golden Echo, which hits streets on August 18th.

We’ll keep on it for when these tracks surface online. But for now, here’s footage of Weinman performing with Kimbra at Webster Hall in NYC a couple years ago. (ain’t that drummer’s hair rad?)

Korn Interview on Ryan’s Rock Show: Drummer Ray Luzier Remembers Who He Is

Back in the prehistoric days when neanderthals like Geocities and walked the net, Korn was the baddest band in the world. When I was in the 7th grade, I would go to my Catholic grade school non-uniform days strictly in Korn attire, and would scream...

Ontronik Interview: Ex SOAD Drummer / Apex Theory Vocalist’s First Interview in Years

If you want to hear a crazy rock story, meet Andy Khachaturian. He was original drummer for System Of A Down and frontman for the now defunct Armenian-American quartet The Apex Theory — ever wonder what happened to those guys? If you were born after 1990, you...

Pelican Interview: A Retrospective with Trevor de Brauw & Bryan Herweg

“We teepeed Thrice while they were playing,” says Pelican bassist Bryan Herweg. “We went out and actually wrapped them up in toilet paper.” Chatting at a park bench on a calm street in Pomona, Herweg and guitarist Trevor de Brauw reminisce of...

RX Bandits Interview with Matt Embree & Steve Choi: A Decade with RXB

If you’ve been a longtime RRS reader, you may remember one of our very first video interviews ever, done back in 2009 with RX Bandits. That one — filled with cheap beer and long talks of Fugazi — was conducted a few months before Mandala...