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XPN MusicNotes: Halloween on Jimmy Kimmel! Dave Grohl dressed as David Letterman, sang Frozen / Metallica mashup with Kristen Bell

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All week on the the Jimmy Kimmel Show, guest hosts will be filling in for Jimmy, who’s with his son during heart surgery. Last night it was Dave Grohl’s turn, and it turned into a most memorable Halloween show as he dressed as David Letterman and sang with Frozen’s Kristen Bell. Watch below. Continue reading →

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Aug 14 in Music History: The Who release Who’s Next, Michael Jackson buys rights to Lennon/McCartney songs

The Who Who's Next

 

1962 – Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best plays his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Ringo Starr, who is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, receives a call from John Lennon asking him to join the band. Ringo gives Rory Storm three days’ notice and makes his first appearance with the Fab Four on August 18.

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XPN MusicNotes: See Dave Grohl’s daughter play drums with Foo Fighters, read lyrics to George Harrison’s “Hey Ringo”

Foo Fighters | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/

How about this for a rock-n-roll “Father’s Day Special” this weekend: Dave Grohl brought his 8-year-old daughter Harper onstage to play drums with the Foo Fighters at their show at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival. Watch some great fan videos below. Continue reading →

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

The Police Outlandos d'Amour

1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris for 1st time since attacks, and See Beck & Dave Grohl cover David Bowie

For the first time since the terrorist attacks on November 13th, Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris to perform a live show. Continue reading →