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Video: Behind the Chris Martin Cover Story

June 11, 2008 5:52 PM ET

Rolling Stone Associate Editor Brian Hiatt spent seven hours over the course of two days talking to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin for this issue's cover story. Click above for how Bill O'Reilly inspired Martin and why he's not bothered by the Coldplay diss in The 40-Year Old Virgin.

The Jesus of Uncool — Chris Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

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Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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