MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Listen to Stevie Wonder’s duet w/ -Donny Osmond?… And Sinéad O’Connor says U2’s iTunes release was “Almost Terrorism”

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70’s teen heart-throb Donny Osmond is making a “covers” album, and one of the songs features a collaboration with Stevie Wonder. Listen.

Stevie Wonder lends his harmonica playing talents on his song “My Cherie Amour” while Donny Osmond grooves out on the vocals. Take a listen below.

Donny Osmond is celebrating 50 years in showbiz with the release of his 60th album, “The Soundtrack of My Life”, on which he honors the artists, like Stevie Wonder who have influenced him.

Here’s a peak back at a clip from the “Donny & Marie Show,” with the brother & sister duo singing Steely Dan’s-  “Reelin’ in the Years”

Sinéad O’Connor has joined the list of musicians to criticize the release of U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence.  Sinead calls calls U2’s decision to automatically upload it to people’s iTunes account:

…A badly judged move. I blame U2 for not standing by their album and just putting it out and instead opting to force it on people who didn’t want it in the first place. There was something almost terrorist about it.  I’m really not a U2 fan but it wasn’t at all kosher invading people’s lives like that. It was bad management.

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Christie Goodwin/Redferns

Sinead O’Connor joins a group of high profile artists speaking out against U2 that includes Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Iggy Pop and Tyler, the Creator, among others.  Read more here.

You can listen to Sinead O’Connor’s new album, “I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss” below.

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