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Rock Daily's Grammy Awards Primer

February 8, 2008 8:30 PM ET

The 50th annual Grammy Awards show airs this Sunday, and Rock Daily has got you covered. We'll be live-blogging the event, posting the best photos and reporting from the hottest parties. To catch you up before Sunday, here's the rundown of everything you need to know leading up to the ceremony:

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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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