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SXSW Video Wrap-Up: My Morning Jacket, N.E.R.D., Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Morello, Bareilles, More

March 17, 2008 12:59 PM ET

Rolling Stone was all over SXSW — hanging with My Morning Jacket, N.E.R.D., Paramore and Moby, checking out Vampire Weekend, the Breeders, MGMT, Sara Bareilles, Ben Harper, Robyn and many more — and our trusty cameras captured it all. For a taste of the best SXSW '08 had to offer onstage and behind the scenes, check out our wrap-up video.

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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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