Jackson Rathbone Tweeted some sad news today: he is no longer a member of 100 Monkeys. I was able to see him play with the band twice, and loved both shows so much. The energy, the vibe and the undeniable talent was remarkable.
Earlier today Jackson Tweeted the following:
“Sadly, I am no longer playing with 100 Monkeys… My passion for music continues and hope to have something new you guys can hear very soon. Love and respect, -Jackson.”
You will be missed! Best of luck to you – and to the remaining members of 100 Monkeys!
Hey folks, 100 Monkeys has some news. Due to demands on their personal lives and professional careers, our good friends
Jackson Rathbone and Jerad Anderson will be leaving the band as active members. We have much love for both and wish them well, and they will always be welcome if they should ever decide to drop in on any future shows, or make appearances on recordings. The last four years of albums, tours and other projects have truly been fantastic, and the legacy they leave behind in their work will be remembered in all of our future endeavors. We wish them the best in their future projects and anticipate great new things to come.
Ben Johnson, Ben Graupner, and Lawrence Abrams will continue with 100 Monkeys and will be working onward with the release of the band’s new single “City of Bones,” March 12th, and a set of shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas starting this April. We will be playing these as a five-piece and will announce the names of the accompanying musicians shortly.
We really can’t tell you how much we love all of you. It is an absolute honor to have received the support and encouragement you have given us through the years, and from all of us we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to many more shows, albums,videos, books, and god knows what else we will come up with, and we look forward to sharing it with the people that matter the most, all of you.
100 Monkeys (a band that Jackson Rathbone is a member of) might appear on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack! “It could happen,” he said. “If we were approached, we wouldn’t say no.”
So listen up Summit, lets get these boys on a Breaking Dawn soundtrack. Why not – they’re talented and unique, plus it would help them get more recognition. They are known for helping out various charities, and those are the types of people I like to see succeed. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
When we caught up with Jackson, following Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, we asked if his band, 100 Monkeys (who embark on their two-month summer tour on June 28), might make an appearance on the “Breaking Dawn” soundtrack, to which the actor gave a rather hopeful answer.
“It could happen. It could happen,” he said. “It’s one of those things, you know. We don’t push it. But, hey, if we were approached, we wouldn’t say no.”
And if Jackson’s co-star Nikki were to offer her directing skills on a music video, he wouldn’t say no to that either. “Nikki and I have talked about [a collaboration] quite a bit,” he confirmed. “Now that we’re both back in L.A. for a little bit of time, we’re going to have time to talk about it and develop the project. Basically, we want to do something more along the lines of a short film as opposed to just that quick modern music video. We want to have something a little more tangible in terms of artistic quality.”
Though the exact premise of the video is “still up in the air,” Jackson did say that he’s pretty sure which song it will be… But he’s not telling. (What a tease!)
Here are three new pics from the 100 Monkeys performance at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. Check out below the pics for some info from Scene Magazine!P.S. Jackson in the first pic = OH.MY! His hair all off his face like that is pure hotness.
“Tonight, 100 Monkeys continues their streak of performances in Louisiana at the House of Blues New Orleans. Here are some teaser photos from their last gig at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. Look for more photos and an in-depth interview with Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson and the rest of the Monkeys in the next issue of Scene Magazine.”
Here is an adorable pic of Jackson Rathbone at the autograph table with a little fan of his. The story the owner of the pic wrote is below the photo as well. Too cute!
“We went to see 100 Monkeys Friday [December 3rd] night and we got to meet Jackson!! My little girl who is 9 was completely star struck lol. He asked her name and she forgot her name!! But he was very sweet to her. We had a t-shirt for him to sign and she wanted her own autograph so he gave her a sticker and signed it for her. Such a sweet guy!!”
2theadvocate.com interviewed 100 Monkeys before one of their shows recently in Baton Rouge and even included a nice new group picture of them.
The Los Angeles-based rock band 100 Monkeys wrote “The Fair” long before band member and actor Jackson Rathbone came to Baton Rouge to film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, the upcoming entry in the Twilight series of vampire movies.
But when Breaking Dawn production overlapped the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair in October, Jackson’s 100 Monkeys band mates joined him at the fair to shoot a music video for “The Fair.” The group also performed at the fair in costume on Halloween night.
“Yeah, it’s been amazing here,” Rathbone said just before the band’s show. “There’s all the rides and the festivities and we get to play a rock show, which we always love doing.”
“We’re having a really good time and we’re getting a lot of work done at the same time,” fellow Monkey Ben Graupner confirmed during a group interview in a trailer borrowed from a fair official.
100 Monkeys’ fair audience — as well as audiences that attended the band’s frequent performances at downtown’s Boudreaux and Thibodeaux club — witnessed first-hand the multi-talented musicians’ habit of switching instruments mid-show. Rathbone, for instance, plays guitar, keyboard and drums.
“Sometimes we are fairly conscious of the amount switches that we make,” he said. “But if there’s a big transition, if we change the drummer and the bass and the guitars all at once, we tell jokes. Most of our jokes are terrible puns. We belong in the vaudeville era, really, when it comes to jokes.”
If you want to potentially be a part of Jackson Rathbone’s band 100 Monkeys’ music video, head over to the Baton Rouge State Fair Oct. 30 — they’re filming!
Jackson Rathbone is a man of many talents! Not only does the 25-year-old actor play Jasper Hale in the TwilightSaga, he’s also an incredible musician. In fact, HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively he’s filming a new music video with his band, 100 Monkeys, at the Baton Rouge State Fair Oct. 30.
“Jackson is from the area and is excited to show off his talents while he’s in town to shoot Breaking Dawn,” our source tells us. “Everyone is buzzing about him shooting his new music video tomorrow at the state fair.”
While he’s near his native home to shoot the last two Twilight installments, Jackson is planning to play every week in the town bar, Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s. If you’re in Baton Rouge on Tuesday nights, be sure to swing by and hear 100 Monkeys!