By

MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Bono’s surgery forces U2 to postpone “Tonight Show” residency, & watch Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello & Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith- aka “New Basement Tapes” perform on Ellen

Bono

Bono has injured his arm an apparent cycling accident in New York’s Central Park which will require surgery to repair, and has forced the postponement of U2′s week-long residency on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. Continue reading →

By

MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: John Fogerty responds to alleged “controversy,” Ryan Adams writes music for new Al Pacino movie, and Patti Smith to perform at the Vatican

Tommaso Boddi/Getty
Tommaso Boddi/Getty

John Fogerty has responded to the “so-called” controversy, created by some over the performance by Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl & the Zac Brown Band’s of Fogarty’s CCR classic: “Fortunate Son” at the Concert for Valor on Veterans Day in front of military veterans in Washington. Continue reading →

By

XPN Morning Show MusicNotes: #XPNVinylatHeart – “Zoomed-out” classic album covers; Stream TV on the Radio’s new “Seeds” & Bruce Springsteen & Dave Grohl perform controversial cover of “Fortunate Son”

via Stereogum.com
via Stereogum.com

Stereogum is showing that perhaps they’re “Vinyl at Heart” with a montage of what some classic album covers might look like if you zoomed out a little farther!   Check out several below and a bunch more here. Continue reading →

By

MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Peter Gabriel sings David Bowie’s “Heroes” in Germany on 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and “Band Aid” to re-record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for Ebola relief.

 Adam Berry/Getty Images
Adam Berry/Getty Images

Peter Gabriel gave a heartfelt performance on Sunday, November 9th in Germany, performing David Bowie’s “Heroes” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch video after the jump. Continue reading →

By

MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Flaming Lips perform “A Day in the Life” w/ Miley Cyrus, The Velvet Underground share unheard mix of “I Can’t Stand It”, and 82 yr old Loretta Lynn signs multi-record deal!

a79cfa95

Question: What sings Beatles covers, has a beard, & wears a massive silver, iridescent cape?  Answer:  Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips of course!  Watch the spectacle as he and Miley Cyrus sing “A Day in the Life” on Conan, after the jump. Continue reading →