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Video: Mud, Music and Basketball at Bonnaroo With Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket and Jack Johnson

June 16, 2008 2:22 PM ET

Bonnaroo 2008 has come to a close, leaving behind memorable, epic sets from Metallica, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. Click above for the full Rolling Stone Bonnaroo recap, including interviews with members of My Morning Jacket and Pearl Jam as well as live footage of Eddie Vedder rocking out with Jack Johnson on stage.

Rolling Stone at Bonnaroo 2008

Bonnaroo 2008 in Photos

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“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

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