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Plus: U.K. Parliament vs. Smiths; New Order Reunion?

December 8, 2010 4:55 PM ET

New Order 'Could' Reunite, Drummer Says
Despite New Order's acrimonious split in 2007, drummer Stephen Morris hasn't ruled out the group reuniting for one gig, at least. "New Order could play a gig together again," Morris said at an event in London Wednesday night celebrating the release of Joy Division's new boxed set, + -. [NME]

Smiths vs. British Prime Minister Fight Continues
Incredibly, the beef between the Smiths and British Prime Minister David Cameron has hit the floor of the House of Commons. A Wednesday debate over tuition fees turned into a one-up on Smiths song titles between Labour MP Kerry McCarthy and Cameron. McCarthy said, "The Smiths are, of course, the archetypal student band. If he wins tomorrow night's vote, what songs does he think students will be listening to? 'Miserable Lie', 'I Don't Owe You Anything' or 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'?" Cameron fired back, "I expect that if I turned up I probably wouldn't get 'This Charming Man' and if I went with the Foreign Secretary [William Hague] it would probably be 'William It Was Really Nothing'." [Prefix and Spinner]

See Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as Beastie Boys
A photo of Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen dressed as the Beastie Boys in the 1987 "Fight for Your Right to Party" video has been released. Adam Yauch — a.k.a. the group's MCA — has an entry on the Sundance Film Festival lineup called Fight for Your Right Revisited, which is described only as: "After the boys leave the party ... Cast: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black." [Twenty Four Bit]

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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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