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Switchfoot Perform Two Fading West Tracks on Kimmel

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Just as they hit the road in support of their 2013 album Fading West, Switchfoot stopped by the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two of their newer songs.

Performing in front of a crowd that was ready to rock, Switchfoot sounded tight as ever when they pulled out “Say It Like You Mean It” and “When We Come Alive.”

Watch both performances after the jump and visit Switchfoot’s official Facebook page for a list of tour dates. (more…)

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Watch New U2 Video for ‘Invisible’

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After originally premiering a sixty second clip of their song “Invisible” during the Super Bowl, U2 has now unveiled the full video.

Directed by Mark Romanek, the black and white clip was shot over a three day period in January at an airport hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

U2 launched a partnership with (RED) and Bank of America during Super Bowl Sunday by offering “Invisible” as a free download for 36 hours. Bank of America donated $1 for each download, raising $3 million to support The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. All proceeds from the song on iTunes continue to go to (RED) for the Global Fund.

Produced by Danger Mouse, “Invisible” is due on U2′s forthcoming 13th studio album.

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New Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad App Features Famous Gretsch Duo Jet

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The new Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app from Bandwdth Publishing presents a fascinating digital guided tour of one of the world’s most historic guitar collections belonging to one of the world’s most famous and beloved guitarists. It delivers 360-degree views and an unbelievably detailed close-up look at every scratch, ding, dent and modification of the guitars that Harrison used to make his many monumental contributions to music.

Fans can dive much deeper, too—Guitar Collection: George Harrison also presents the facts about and the story behind each guitar through detailed descriptions, a wealth of images, historical and contemporary video footage, a full list of Beatles and Harrison songs on which each guitar is heard, and even the unmistakable voice of Harrison himself.

Among the many famous instruments on digital display, the app presents a remarkably detailed look at the highly distinctive Gretsch Duo Jet that figured so prominently in Harrison’s early career and that he was photographed with for the cover of acclaimed 1987 solo album Cloud Nine. Harrison played the guitar extensively from summer 1961 through spring 1963—a historic period that encompassed the Beatles’ meteoric rise from regional popularity at home in Liverpool, the band’s gritty rock ‘n’ roll “apprenticeship” in the seedy nightclubs of Hamburg, Germany, 1963 debut album Please Please Me, the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania and the opening salvos of the British Invasion.

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Conan Checks out George Harrison Guitars

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Conan invited Dhani Harrison by his show last week to unveil the new iPad app featuring his father’s collection. Harrison, in turn, allowed Conan to actually hold and play a few of the valued instruments.  Watch what happened below when he got his hands on George’s Duo Jet.

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Bruno Mars Wins Two MTV EMAs

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Bruno Mars took home some hardware at the 2011 MTV EMAs Sunday night in Belfast, as the Hawaiian musician won Best New Artist and Best MTV Push Artist.

In the Best New Artist category, Mars was up against Jessie J, Far East Movement, LMFAO and Wiz Khalifa.

As for best MTV Push Artist, he was joined by Alexis Jordan, Big Time Rush, Far East Movement, Jessie J, Katy B, LMFAO, Neon Trees, Theophilus London and Wiz Khalifa.

Mars even offered a performance of his hit song “Marry You,” rocking a Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet throughout.

For more information about Mars, go to his official website.

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