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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

“Don't Dream It's Over”

Crowded House | 1986

Early in the sessions for Crowded House's debut album, the band and producer Mitchell Froom were still feeling each other out, and at one point Froom substituted session musicians for the band's Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. "At the time it was a quite threatening thing," Neil Finn told Rolling Stone. "The next day we recorded 'Don't Dream It's Over,' and it had a particularly sad groove to it — I think because Paul and Nick had faced their own mortality." As for the song itself, "It was just about on the one hand feeling kind of lost, and on the other hand sort of urging myself on — don't dream it's over," Finn explained.

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