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XPN MusicNotes: Bob Marley’s lost 70’s live recordings restored

via Telegraph

Recently, 13-year-old reel to reel tapes of some of Bob Marley‘s live recordings were discovered in London, and now those recordings have been restored.  The analog tapes had been sitting in a decrepit London hotel for some 40 years; many of which had suffered water damage, but have now been restored. The tapes were discovered at the old Kensal Rise hotel where Marley stayed in the 70’s when he was performing in London and Paris. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch another hilarious cameo appearance from Jeff Tweedy on Portlandia

via Pitchfork

“Turns out he owns the key of G, which has made life very difficult for me as a songwriter” -Jeff Tweedy appearing on Portlandia

It’s time for your Portlandia close up, Mr. Tweedy. See the Wilco frontman’s most recent cameo appearance in a very funny promo for the season premier of Portlandia with their take on frivolous, music-copyright lawsuits. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Spoon’s new song, check out Radiohead’s U.S. tour dates, read about Johnny Rotten’s book

Photo by Tom Hines
Photo by Tom Hines

Spoon has finally confirmed — after much teasing and several false announcements — that their next album will be called Hot Thoughts and will be out March 17. The album will feature 10 songs, including the ones Spoon debuted during a recent show at Antone’s in Austin. The title track out today; you can listen to it below.  Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Roy Orbison’s classic Black & White Night concert gets 30th anniversary package

Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen | still from A Black & White Night

30 years ago, the late great Roy Orbison began his late 80’s comeback with the historic all-star “Black & White Night” concert film and show at LA’s Coconut Grove Club. It’s now getting the special bonus treatment to mark the 30 year milestone. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd will headline Bonnaroo 2017

 

U2 | via facebook.com/U2

Rumors have been circling that U2 will be one of the headliners for Bonnaroo 2017.  Well, they were true, and now the entire lineup for annual massive music festival in Manchester, Tennessee has been revealed.

U2 will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd as headliners for the 16th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June. Continue reading →