MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Listen to Damien Rice’s latest song, Watch Dave Grohl talk about song inspired by the end of Nirvana, & Public Enemy releases Deluxe Reissues

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Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice’s new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy comes out on November 10th but you can listen to one of the songs:  “The Greatest Bastard”.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy is Damien Rice’s 3rd LP and first since 2006’s 9. It was was produced by Rick Rubin. You can checkout the album’s complete track listing and watch a video for “The Greatest Bastard” here.

Dave Grohl has opened up about one of the songs on the Foo Fighters’ new album Sonic Highways, which was recorded in different studios across the country. The entire process was produced for the Sonic Highways series on HBO. The song “Subterranean,” was written in Seattle when the Foo Fighters visited Robert Lang Studios, the same place Nirvana recorded in 1994. Grohl says he song was inspired by the end of Nirvana.

He told Studio Brussel during an interview:

Seattle is where my life changed with Nirvana, and then my life started over with the Foo Fighters. I would use Seattle as an example — I tell the story of the city and this crazy studio. The studio is the last place where Nirvana recorded, it’s this strange underground studio north of the city, that was right down the street from my house. Not long after we recorded there, Kurt Cobain] died. I didn’t want to make music anymore after Nirvana, then time went on and I thought, ‘Wait a minute, music is the one thing that’s going to help me start over, it’s going to heal me, so that’s what I have to keep doing.

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Hip Hop pioneers Public Enemy will reissue “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” and “Fear of a Black Planet”, with liner notes by the Roots’ ?uestlove, as part of a deluxe edition, on November 24th & December 8th.  Both reissues include the original albums, along with a second disc compiling bonus mixes.   Public Enemy consisted of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. They formed in Long Island, New York in 1982. The band were announced as inductees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on December 11, 2012, making them the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run–D.M.C. and The Beastie Boys.

Check out the full reissue tracklisting here.

Watch video for “Fight the Power” from Public Enemy’s 1990 Album: “Fear Of A Black Planet”.

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