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Widget Hopes To Save Pandora, Internet Radio

August 27, 2008 10:48 AM ET

Can ailing internet radio service Pandora be saved by a widget? That's what I <3 Pandora is hoping, as the new site pleas to "keep the music on" by having people add their widget to keep internet radio from the brink of extinction by raising awareness and support. While Pandora's woes have less to do with awareness and more to do with outrageous royalty fees, at least the widget brings some attention the government's targeting of internet radio. We expect a Save Muxtape widget any day now.

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“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

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