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Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett: "I Just Want to Eat Lunch"

August 26, 2008 5:12 PM ET

Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu hung out with Cold War Kids frontman Nathan Willett at the Outside Lands festival over the weekend, and he talked about how much he loved the San Francisco weather and his band's new album Loyalty to Loyalty. But mostly, he talked about hunger. "I want some good food," he told Eliscu when asked what he was looking for at a festival. "I'm not that excited about seeing bands. I just want to eat lunch." Click above for the complete interview.

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