Exclusive Video: Bob Seger on "Idol," Detroit Radio and That First Great Song

March 27, 2007 12:56 PM ET

Earlier this year, Bob Seger was in town and stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to chat about his illustrious career (and to dish on the woman behind "Night Moves"). He also sat down for a more formal interview, which you can watch here. In it you'll get Seger's thoughts on American Idol, his gratitude for Detroit radio and the moment he knew he'd written his first great song. Check it out.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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