Posted in music on June 17, 2014

Jack White at Bonnaroo 2014 (photo by Brian Mansfield)
Jack White

Bonnaroo went down over this past weekend with sets from Ice Cube, Kanye West, Sam Smith and so much more.

As always, legacy acts enjoyed a good showing at the festival. Elton John played the entire first side of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, gave a tribute to the late Casey Kasem, and brought out Ben Folds for a guest spot. Ben had also appeared a day earlier with The Flaming Lips during their set to cover Usher's "Love In This Club" (video below), a set which included Wayne Coyne playfully throwing some shade at Kanye's set from earlier in the festival, asking the crowd "Where's the press?"

Lionel Richie played a set that included everything from his time in the Commodores ("Brick House") to "All Night Long" to his Diana Ross collaboration "Endless Love." More legends graced the Bonnaroo stages when Chaka Khan made a surprise appearance during the Derek Trucks-led SuperJam on Friday and covered Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder. Also in that jam were blues legend Taj Mahal, Anthony Hamilton and once again, Ben Folds. Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones himself appeared at the festival to sit in with bluesman Seasick Steve, which he has done before with Jack White.

Jack White, who we also just caught at Governors Ball, didn't play with John Paul Jones this time, but he did play his own set which included a cover of Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song." It also included calling Rolling Stone a "tabloid," ranting about Johnny Depp and Albert Einstein (watch out Kanye!), and otherwise him rocking out to cuts from his solo albums, Raconteurs, White Stripes, The Dead Weather, and a cover of Dick Dale's "Misirlou." Video and setlist from Jack's set, below.

Damon Albarn w/ De La Soul at Bonnaroo 2014 (photo by 97X)
Damon

Skrillex led a SuperJam too which involved Janelle Monáe, A$AP Ferg, Warpaint, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, Mystikal, Damian Marley, and Thundercat, among others. The set was closed by none other than Ms. Lauryn Hill, who played "Killing Me Softly" a la Fugees, Bob Marley's "Jamming" (though not with Damian) and more. More old school big guns came out during Damon Albarn's set, which was split between Gorillaz, Blur, The Good the Bad & the Queen and solo material. De La Soul joined him for "Feel Good Inc." and Del The Funkee Homosapien for "Clint Eastwood", Setlist and videos are below, and check out pictures and more from his recent Irving Plaza show.

Elsewhere, Omar Souleyman, who couldn't make it to Northside Festival experienced no travel issues and played a set on Thursday night. James Blake also played and told Billboard while he was there that his new album is halfway done and will include collaborations with Kanye West, Justin Vernon and more. Arctic Monkeys, who were covered twice during the festival (by Sam Smith and MS MR), played their own set too and to a HUGE crowd, heavy on the AM stuff but with a little bit of their other four albums mixed in. What didn't happen, unfortunately, was the set by Broad City's stars that were supposed to perform in the Comedy Theatre but canceled their set.

Of course the huge festival had tons of other highlights too. Did you go? What were yours?

Videos and a few setlists from the fest, below...

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Damon Albarn and Del - "Clint Eastwood" at Bonnaroo 2014

Damon Albarn and De La Soul - "Feel Good Inc." at Bonnaroo 2014

The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds - "Love In This Club" (Usher cover) at Bonnaroo 2014

Jack White at Bonnaroo 2014

Skrillex Superjam at Bonnaroo 2014

Derek Trucks Superjam at Bonnaroo 2014

JACK WHITE BONNAROO 2014 SETLIST: (via)
Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)
High Ball Stepper
Lazaretto
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Temporary Ground
Missing Pieces
Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs song)
Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song)
I'm Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)
Freedom at 21
Three Women
You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told) (The White Stripes song)
We're Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
Alone in My Home
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin cover)

Encore:
The Hardest Button to Button (The White Stripes song)
Hello Operator (The White Stripes song)
Misirlou (Dick Dale and His Del-Tones cover)
Sixteen Saltines
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather song)
Astro (The White Stripes song)
Love Interruption
Little Bird (The White Stripes song)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)

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DAMON ALBARN BONNAROO 2014 SETLIST: (via)
Lonely Press Play
Everyday Robots
Tomorrow Comes Today (Gorillaz song)
Hostiles
Slow Country (Gorillaz song)
Kids With Guns (Gorillaz song)
Three Changes (The Good, the Bad & the Queen song)
Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz song) (with De La Soul)
Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
Kingdom of Doom (The Good, the Bad & the Queen song)
Broken (Gorillaz song) (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Out of Time (Blur song)
All Your Life (Blur song)
Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz song) (with Del the Funky Homosapien)
Mr. Tembo
Heavy Seas of Love

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Comments (17)

Jack White..a watered down Jon Spencer..

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:08 AM

Wish I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:11 AM

Jack White - a muthafuckin' boss!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 12:17 PM

None of those jams were that super...

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 12:23 PM

9th bonnaroo and probably my favorite one. Jack White's set was so epic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 12:35 PM

Jon Spencer..a watered down Nick Cave..
Nick Cave..a watered down Tom Waits..
Tom Waits..a watered down Captain Beefheart..

Posted by xTAINTx | June 17, 2014 1:08 PM

^what are you talking about? Jon Spencer sounds absolutely nothing like Nick cave. maybe you think that because they dress alike or something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 1:25 PM

Birthday Party - major influence on Pussy Galore and early Jon Spencer.

Posted by xTAINTx | June 17, 2014 1:37 PM

^I could see that. But Bad Seeds and JSBX sound absolutely nothing alike,

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 1:46 PM

Of course. I was really trying to point out, without really defending Jack White's music, which I mostly find boring, that the chain goes back much further. He's derivative, but not much more than most.

Posted by xTAINTx | June 17, 2014 1:50 PM

^might as well throw Zep and The Animals in there too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 2:02 PM

^ It can all be traced back to W.C. Handy

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 2:29 PM

what did jack white say about johnny depp? does he have beef with him?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 3:48 PM

150 Stupid point not well made.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Jack White made a believer out of me. He was awesome. Best set as a solo artist and since The Stripes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:28 PM

Thanks so much for the setlist!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 7:17 PM

What a ridiculously awesome weekend. It was start to finish one of the best music festivals I've ever been to. Jack White just blew everyone out of the water though.

Check out my massive full review on Bonnaroo 2014 along with videos, pictures and more at www.wevebeentherebefore.com.

Posted by We've Been There Before | June 18, 2014 2:28 AM

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