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More Top Stories: Kings of Leon, Pavement

September 1, 2010 4:00 PM ET

Kings of Leon's New Single "Radioactive" Out September 8th
The music video for "Radioactive," the first single off Kings of Leon's new album Come Around Sundown, will premiere on the band's official site and Vevo on September 8th. Fans who pre-order Come Around Sundown starting on September 14th will also receive a free download of "Radioactive." The album is due October 19th. [Kings of Leon]

'Spider-man' Musical Star to Debut Song on 'Good Morning America'
U2 fans will hear new music from the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, featuring music by Bono and The Edge, when star Reeve Carney debuts a song from the musical on the September 10th episode of Good Morning America. [ABC News]

Crosby, Stills and Nash Prep Covers Album
Crosby, Stills and Nash will perform renditions of classic songs like The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood", Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country," The Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band" and the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" on their upcoming Rick Rubin-produced covers album, due out next year. [ Billboard ]

Play Guitar with Pavement on Jimmy Fallon'
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon plans a new contest in which the winner will play guitar with Pavement when the band visits Fallon on September 23rd. [ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ]

Chris Brown Hits Number One on R&B Songs Chart
With his new single "Deuces," Chris Brown has his first Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Number One since 2006. [Billboard.biz]

Joe Jackson to Appeal Michael Jackson's Will
An October 6th court date has been scheduled for Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson, to appeal his son's will, which did not list Joe among the administrators of Michael's estate. [AP]

Panda Bear Announces Nex Single "You Can Count on Me"
Animal Collective's Panda Bear will release "You Can Count On Me," the second single from his upcoming solo disc Tomboy, on October 19th, with a limited edition run of 500 7" vinyls. [Domino]

War Sue Pepsi over 'Friends'
Funk band War have sued Pepsi for over $10 million after the soda company used the track "Why Can't We Be Friends?" in a recent commercial without permission from some of the band's original members. Pepsi say they got the rights to use the song from the publishers and that the lawsuit has no merit. [Billboard.biz]

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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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