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Liz Phair's Oral Fixation
The Money Shot: "I'm all about podcasting," Phair tells Billboard.com. "I'm totally fixated on it. It's what I'm into. We usually do a couple of live songs and then there are interviews. We're going to do it every Friday. It might be a little late here and there, but pretty much [it's up] every Friday."
Bruce Gets Sirius
The Money Shot: "E Street Radio will offer SIRIUS subscribers a unique perspective on 30 years of socially conscious music, and set the background for even more relevant songs to come in the future," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. "It will be the most comprehensive presentation ever of Bruce’s music and a true inside look at the work and artistry of an American icon."
Rivers Ain't Getting Any
The Money Shot: "I decided to try celibacy because I heard it would help the meditation, and I tried meditation because I heard it would help with the music," he said. "So, it all really comes back to the music.
Jack White Loves the U.K.
The Money Shot: "There's a different attitude that comes through in every place," he said. "As a performer you have to come through and try hard to gauge that - particularly us, because we don't follow a setlist."
Devendra says "Duuuuuude"
The Money Shot: "I knew four hermaphrodites in Caracas," he begins, maybe not really helping matters. "I was thinking about them and I wanted to write a song from the perspective of all four of them combined. So it's a song about a schizophrenic hermaphrodite."
The Frames Like America More than England
The Money Shot: What I like about America is that it doesn’t really dig arrogance. There’s this whole cultural personality in England where it’s all full coat and no knickers, you know? It’s all fucked. And with Ireland as a nation, we’ve seen these bands coming over from England and we tend to react the same way the Americans do — it’s just like "Get off, get out of our country."
Your Grandparents Kick Axl Rose's Ass
The Money Shot: According to the results of the magazine's latest poll, which can be found in the new "Cool" issue, Rose, at the ripe age of 43, is one of the world's coolest old people. He ranked second in the survey (that's 10,000 girls worldwide, with about 4,000 of them U.S. citizens), right behind top vote-getter "grandparents." Whose grandparents? Everyone's grandparents, it seems.