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XPN MusicNotes: Hear Sean Ono Lennon’s Carrie Fisher homage, read about Jack White’s new music plans

Found this old picture of my mother and I taking Carrie out in NY. Just want to mention because I forgot to say earlier that regarding the trials and tribulations of being a son or daughter of celebrities, no one helped or inspired me more than Carrie Fisher. She was a super nova of talent and good character. She made the impossible seem effortless–of course thinking twice as fast as everyone else didn't hurt. One of my favorite things she used to say is, 'Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.' Carrie and I even wrote a song or two together. I'm going to find them and put them out if it makes sense. I'm still shattered, can't think clearly. I'll just say please send all your love and light energy to Billie and Debbie, for they are suffering the most. I know what it's like to have your world torn apart by a loved one taken before their time. It never gets easy, although one learns to live through the pain. Please let's just get to 2017 without losing anymore geniuses.

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Sean Ono Lennon has released a song that he wrote with, and has dedicated to, his very dear friend; the late Carrie Fisher. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Kings of Leon perform new song plus emotional performances from Jack White

Screen Grab from "Around The World" performance on BBC | Kol Fanblog Vimeo
Screen Grab from “Around The World” performance on Later… With Jools Holland | Kol Fanblog Vimeo

Kings of Leon are getting ready to release their 7th studio album, Walls on October 14th and daily listeners of XPN have most likely already heard the lead single “Waste a Moment”, but last night on Later… with Jools Holland, KOL performed another one of their brand new songs: “Around the World.” Watch & listen below.  Continue reading →

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New Music Show Preview with Jack White, Janelle Monae and more!

Photo by Marc Baptise
Photo by Marc Baptise

 

Monday nights mean New Music Discovery on XPN! As we all do our best to hold on to summer, I’ve got some tunes that’ll sound great coming out of your car speakers. We’ll hear a new synth-rock band from Oakland called Waterstrider (one of my new favs), a Philly favorite, Shark Tape, channel The Replacements, and Bon Iver lending his one-of-a-kind vocals to an infectious new song from Francis & The Lights.  Two hours of new music starts at 8pm tonight, here’s a sample of what else we’ll spin…

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Fiona Apple sing w/ Andrew Bird on “Left Hand Kisses,” & Jack White to perform w/ “The Muppets”

Andrew Bird sings with Fiona Apple on “Left Hand Kisses,” the 2nd song Andrew shared from his upcoming album “Are You Serious?” which comes out April 1st. Listen to the song. Continue reading →