Ben Stiller On Reuniting with Old High School Band, Capital Punishment, To Make New Music

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Ben Stiller On Recording New Music with Old High School Band Capital Punishment Aired November 21, 2018

Who knew Ben Stiller wore so many hats? Actor. Director. Writer. Producer. Drummer in a punk band?

That's right! The 52-year-old star tells Rachael that he and his old high school band, Capital Punishment, have reunited for a new EP decades after releasing their debut album. And he says they found their way back to the music scene in an unexpected way.

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“[Capital Punishment] was a high school band and we literally made one album that our parents’ financed for us and that was it for 35 years,” Ben tells Rach. “And then, the album got discovered by a record label as ‘outsider music.’ So my high school buddies and I started to get together and play again.”

Capital Punishment recently released the song “Confusion,” a remake of one of their earliest tracks from their debut album "Roadkill." The band’s upcoming EP, "This is Capital Punishment," is set to be released December 7.

Meanwhile, Ben also recently celebrated the premiere of Showtime’s Escape at Dannemore, which he executive produced and directed. The seven-part series follows the escape of two murderers from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemore, New York, in 2015.

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