MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Chrissie Hynde sings “Let It Be” for McCartney Tribute, Queen releases new Freddie Mercury song, and Father John Misty performs new song from forthcoming album

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Chrissie Hynde has recorded a version of the Beatles’  “Let It Be” for a Paul McCartney Tribute Album.

Hynde recorded the cover of “Let it Be” for “The Art of McCartney”. Read more here.  Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, in a behind-the-scenes video for The Wall Street Journal, talks about Hynde’s contribution to the McCartney compilation tribute below.

Queen has released a new song, featuring the voice of the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury. The previously unknown song “Let Me in Your Heart Again”, will be sold to raise money to fight HIV, after Mercury died of AIDS in 1991. The music features Freddie Mercury’s own vocals in a remix by William Orbit. The song will be released for charity in a new campaign, “Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free-Generation”, by the Coca-Cola Company and (RED).

Listen to the song “Let Me In Your Heart Again” below.

Father John Misty took to the stage of the Late Show with David Letterman last night to perform his new song “Bored in the USA” from his forthcoming album, “I Love You, Honeybear” to be released on Feb. 9th, 2015.  Read more here.

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Father John Misty will be performing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on April 1st, 2015.

Watch Father John Misty’s performance on Letterman below.

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