Morning Music Notes – Everyone is Givin’ It Away Now

Morning Music Notes
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While the Super Bowl might’ve been over within minutes last night, all the buzz is about all of the music-related things that happened at the sporting event. Let’s kick things off by looking at U2. The Irish rockers are readying a new Danger Mouse-produced album, and teamed with the Bank of America for Bono’s (RED) AIDS charity. The Bank of America will donate $1 for every download up to $2 million for each download of Invisible, which is FREE right now on iTunes.

The track isn’t a single, but just a sneak peak. Check out an official trailer below, and also check out a link to an unofficial posting of the entire song. Danger Mouse seems to steering the band back on the right track.

U2 – Invisible (snippet)

The half time show featured crying Denver Broncos fans, as well as a Bruno Mars-led and Red Hot Chili Peppers-assisted show. Depending on your musical taste, you would’ve thought one act ruined the other act. Bruno Mars kicked things off with a drum solo, then did his song and dance routine, which isn’t my cup of tea but was well done for what it was. Then just after the 8 minute mark (in the video below) the shirtless California-lovin’ Chili Peppers came out to add to the funk, jumping around to Give It Away with Bruno and his gang. An odd mix but many would say it somehow worked, although Bruno Mars definitely looked like a RHCP-fanboy out there at times. Before it gets taken down, check out the video below.

Bruno Mars and RHCP – Halftime Show 2014

In non-Super Bowl news, Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand has somewhat jokingly accused Pharrell of stealing the riff of Take Me Out for the Paloma Faith track Can’t Rely On You. It definitely has a hint of it – check it out below and decide for yourself. (via Billboard)

Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

David Letterman hosts his Late Night show at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Beatles played 50 years ago before disappearing into obscurity. To celebrate this, Letterman is having Beatles Week, with Beatles-esque performances by Broken Bells, the Flaming Lips, and more. Paul and Ringo are rumoured for the Friday surprise slot (via Consequence of Sound)

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