Video: Jason Mraz Talks New Album, Plus Live Performances

May 13, 2008 5:58 PM ET

Jason Mraz's We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. hits stores today, and Rock Daily caught up with the singer-songwriter for some behind-the-scenes insight on his third studio album. Click above to watch Mraz perform "The Dynamo of Volition" and "I'm Yours" from the new record, and find out what caused the lifestyle change that led to the new songs.

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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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