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Video: Wayne Coyne Talks "Christmas on Mars"

November 19, 2008 2:19 PM ET

The Flaming Lips have spent years landing spaceships at zoos and crafting epic psychedelic suites, but their most audacious project yet is Christmas on Mars, the Wayne Coyne-directed film that just hit DVD. Click above for Coyne's thoughts on the film, including how the music plays into the film and the difference between making movies and starting a band.

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“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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