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J Mascis' Mega-Jam With Canadian Indie-Rock Elite

July 30, 2007 6:23 PM ET

In the spirit of today's celebration of guitar gods and the people who love them, here's a clip of six-string wonder J Mascis -- who has already proven his skills at Guitar Hero -- joining up with a dozen-plus excited Canadian indie rockers for a joyous impromptu post-show jam session in Toronto. It's a "sixty-two beers" fueled rendition of "Backed Out On The ...," a track from Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew's upcoming Spirit If album.

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Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

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