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Video: Behind the Scenes at the Rolling Stones and Jack White Cover Shoot

April 2, 2008 9:53 AM ET

What happens when you stick a trio of rock legends in the same room for a Rolling Stone cover shoot? They crack a bottle of wine, grab some acoustic guitars and get comfortable chatting about playing live and Martin Scorsese's new documentary Shine a Light. Check out Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jack White in action as photographer Max Vadukul snapped away.

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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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