Ben Folds Featured In 'Star Wars' Video Spoof | The Official Ben Folds Site

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May 2, 2014

Ben Folds donned an Imperial Stormtrooper outfit from the original Star Wars movie and joined fellow pop stars and musicians for a CollegeHumor video celebrating Star Wars Day on Sunday (May 4 — as in, "May the Fourth Be With You" to the sci-fi faithful).

The spoof, online Friday via StarWars.com and the Star Wars YouTube channel, is set at the notorious Tattooine bar, the "hive of scum and villainy" from the original 1977 movie. The alien cantina band The Modal Nodes are holding auditions for a new member; among those busting out their best intergalactic jams to win the spot are Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lisa Loeb, Liz Phair and Rick Springfield.

... For his bluesy number "I Shot an Ewok, Baby," Folds "put a couple songwriter adjustments" to the lyrical ode about a Stormtrooper who feels remorse after using a blaster on one of the furry fellas from the forest moon of Endor.

Read more at USA Today.

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