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XPN MusicNotes: Watch trailer for Miles Davis film, Chris Martin imitate Jagger and Bowie, & John Kasich says he’ll reunite Pink Floyd if elected

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately on Don Cheadle‘s performance as Miles Davis in the soon to be released film “Miles Ahead.” Now see the first trailer with Chaedle bringing the legendary jazz trumpeter to life. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Coldplay headling The Linc in August

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Coldplay | press photo by Julia Kennedy

That’s right: Chris Martin & Co will bring their latest record to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, August 6th for the Head Full of Dreams tour. The global excursion will follow next week’s Superbowl halftime appearance, where they’ll take the stage with “Hymn for the Weekend” collaborator Beyonce. Head Full of Dreams was released in December via Atlantic Records. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Paul McCartney’s unreleased recording with John Bonham, St. Vincent to debut 2 new songs on “Record Store Day” and Coldplay to release “Ghost Stories Live” DVD, Album

via consequenceofsound.net
via consequenceofsound.net

Two, classic Wings’ albums will be reissued next month: Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound, and the bonus material will include a song that Paul McCartney recorded with late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Continue reading →

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Listen to Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, R.E.M., Fleet Foxes, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more on a new charity album for climate change awareness


Artists Project Earth (APE) is an international organization that, according to their website, “has funded over 300 projects and awareness-raising initiatives around the world that combat climate change and develop local resilience and solutions to climate injustice – and gives emergency funding for natural disaster relief.” Some of APE’s projects have been collaborations with musicians resulting in three fundraising albums to date including Rhythms Del Mundo Cuba, Rhythms Del Mundo Classics and Rhythms Del Mundo Revival. Next Tuesday Rhythms Del Mundo Africa is being released. It includes contributions from Coldplay, R.E.M., Fleet Foxes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Aloe Blacc, Beyonce, Eminem, and others, along with African musicians including Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré Band and Rokia Traoré. Listen to the album below. Go here for more information.