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Lollapalooza Day 3: Free Ice Cream!

August 7, 2006 9:43 AM ET

When it comes to the backstage scene, here's the most beloved act of the festival: the ice cream man and his two cute, blond assistants, who have been passing out thousands of free ice cream bars to rock stars and their friends. (Ah yes, the perks of fame.) It only took a little bit of coaxing to get him to reveal which bars go with which rockers.

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“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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