MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Jack White will stop performing live, Go for a “virtual tour” of Abbey Road Studios, & Florence Welch breaks her foot at Coachella.



Jack White is announcing that he will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time.

After many years of performing in a variety formations, including of The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and Raconteurs, Jack White says he will take a break from playing live “for a long period of time.” Just HOW long a period that will be is unknown, but before going on his live performance hiatus Jack White will embark on a short acoustic tour of the only 5 states left in the U.S. that he has yet to play. (No, he hasn’t said which states those are but it could probably be figured out) White says the acoustic concerts will not be unannounced until the day of the performance, and will be totally acoustic…the first totally acoustic full concerts he’s has ever done. Fans are advised to stay tuned to Third Man Records’ Twitter account for show announcements.

Listen to Jack White play solo acoustic below on “Never Far Away”

Each special acoustic performance by Jack White will be announced on the day of show at 8am local time. Tickets for the concerts are just $3 per ticket and will be limited to one ticket per person. All tickets will be sold at the venue door starting at 12pm on the day of the show – first come, first served and cash only.


Google is now allowing anyone to take a virtual tour of historic Abbey Road Studios for the first time. INSIDE ABBEY ROAD is an interactive experience that lets fans explore the studios, hear its stories and play with some of its famous equipment right from their computer, tablet or phone.

Giles Martin, the son of Beatles producer Sir George Martin says:

“Abbey Road Studios has been a hive of creativity and source of world-class recordings for more than 80 years. The artists using the studios have sold countless millions of records and have helped create popular culture as we know it today. It’s an inspirational place and an honour for me to work there today. This collaboration with Google gives the outside world a great insight into the everyday workings of the studio and allows anyone to glimpse the magic that goes on inside the world’s most famous recording studio.”

Step inside Abbey Road Studios here.

Watch The Beatles record “Get Back” at Abbey Road Studios in 1969 below.

Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, broker her foot recently while performing at Coachella.


Following an amazing performance at Coachella, Florence Welch has announced that she has broken her foot after jumping off the stage during the concert. The the lead singer of Florence + The Machine posted an X-ray of a foot to the band’s Facebook page on Tuesday.


She wrote that this year’s Coachella show has been one of her favorites, but while her foot heals, her performances will be a little more restrained.

Watch fan video of Florence + The Machine performing at Coachella below.



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