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Madonna Leads 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

December 13, 2007 8:06 AM ET

Rolling Stone has the news first: Madonna leads the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2008 inductees (this is her first year of eligibility as her first single, "Everybody," came out twenty-five years ago, in 1982). For the full list of who got in (and some surprising word of who didn't), click here for the story.

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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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