Bonnaroo Rock & Soul Superjam Offers First Video


The Rock & Soul Superjam series takes you backstage to see how this legendary performance came together in just a few days.

The historic concert featuring Jim James (My Morning Jacket), John Oates (Hall & Oates), Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Prince), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters, Keith Richards’ New Barbarians), and special guests such as R. Kelly and Billy Idol.

Episode 2 will feature Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes singing The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”!!!

Upcoming episodes will feature brand new performances of other beloved songs of all time such as Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” The O’Jays’ “Love Train,” Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home to Me” and much more.

“When an artist like Jim James (read: Integrity) and the folks at Bonnaroo (read: Fun) asked me to partner up to put together this years Superjam, it took me all of about 5 seconds to say YES! The theme that we came up with, “Rock & Soul Superjam,” was right in my wheelhouse and together we assembled an amazing group of world class musicians…and then the Stars came out; Billy Idol, Brittany Howard, Larry Graham, R. Kelly all delivered as promised, and on a beautiful summer night we rocked the house.”
-John Oates

“You just kind of walk off from that. . .literally feeling like you just won the Super Bowl or something because it was such a battle. The whole thing was such a fucking battle. . . there’s so much involved in trying to make it work. And then when it actually does work, you really just feel so victorious.”
-Jim James