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News Ticker: Beck, "Rock Band 3," Phil Collins, Kings of Leon

March 11, 2010 8:28 AM ET

  • Beck's next Record Club project will feature St. Vincent, the Liars and Os Mutantes, Pitchfork reports, though it's unclear which classic album they've tackled.

  • If you've already mastered Rock Band 2, there's good news on the horizon: Rock Band 3 will be out in time for the 2010 holidays. A statement on the game's Facebook page promises the new title will "innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again." Green Day: Rock Band will arrive June 8th.

  • In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis next week, Phil Collins will be honored at June 17th's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York with the Johnny Mercer Award.

  • Kings of Leon's Tap Tap Revenge game Kings of Leon Revenge is being unleashed today for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game features 10 songs including "Use Somebody," "Notion" and "Sex on Fire." Check out a preview on YouTube.

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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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