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The New Issue of Rolling Stone: Britney Spears

February 6, 2008 8:37 AM ET

America's most controversial pop princess is on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone. What began as the stuff that dreams are made of has slowly devolved into a tabloid-friendly nightmare for Spears. To read an excerpt from the cover story, click here. For a complete look at the history of Britney's music video canon, click here. For a comprehensive Britney Spears photo gallery, click here.

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Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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