Ten Things You Didnn’t Know About My Morning Jacket

The band’s name is taken from a jacket with the initials MMJ stitched inside after frontman Jim James found it in the ashes after his favorite bar burned down.   (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket The band’s name is taken from a jacket with the initials MMJ stitched inside after frontman Jim James found it in the ashes after his favorite bar burned down. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket was rumored to perform as the Muppet band Electric Mayhem where the band would perform live backstage and animatronic versions of the band would appear onstage.   (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket My Morning Jacket was rumored to perform as the Muppet band Electric Mayhem where the band would perform live backstage and animatronic versions of the band would appear onstage. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
Three of the founding members of My Morning Jacket were in the emo-punk group Winter Death Club, a very different genre than the group's psychedelic indie. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket Three of the founding members of My Morning Jacket were in the emo-punk group Winter Death Club, a very different genre than the group's psychedelic indie. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
Comedian Zach Galifianakis appeared onstage with the band during their performance at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wearing a dress. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket Comedian Zach Galifianakis appeared onstage with the band during their performance at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wearing a dress. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
Cartoon versions of the members of My Morning Jacket can be seen on an episode of American Dad called “My Morning Straightjacket.” (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket Cartoon versions of the members of My Morning Jacket can be seen on an episode of American Dad called “My Morning Straightjacket.” (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
Jim James backed by Calexico cover Bob Dylan’s “Goin’ to Acapulco” in the 2007 film I’m Not There. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket Jim James backed by Calexico cover Bob Dylan’s “Goin’ to Acapulco” in the 2007 film I’m Not There. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
In 2008, the band had to cancel their tour after James fell off the stage in Iowa City.  Of the cancelled shows was an Obama benefit concert at Schuba’s. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket In 2008, the band had to cancel their tour after James fell off the stage in Iowa City. Of the cancelled shows was an Obama benefit concert at Schuba’s. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
In 2008, James and his cousin/former MMJ guitarist formed Removador Recordings and Solutions “on the simple principal of yielding the highest annual percentage of aural joy back into the hearts and minds of investors and shareholders with ease and convenience.”  (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket In 2008, James and his cousin/former MMJ guitarist formed Removador Recordings and Solutions “on the simple principal of yielding the highest annual percentage of aural joy back into the hearts and minds of investors and shareholders with ease and convenience.” (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
During their current tour, the band has created the Spontaneous Curation Series where fans can tweet song suggestions to the band to play live.  (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket During their current tour, the band has created the Spontaneous Curation Series where fans can tweet song suggestions to the band to play live. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
The band appears in the film Elizabethtown under the name Ruckus. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
My Morning Jacket The band appears in the film Elizabethtown under the name Ruckus. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
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