Russian President Meets His Favorite Rock Band
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
Bet you didn't know that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was a high school DJ. In the bad old days, he had to get permission from the Young Communist League to play this...
(Soundbite of song, "Smoke on the Water")
WERTHEIMER: ...the British band Deep Purple. He invited them to his home before a concert in Moscow. Medvedev greeted his heroes with "Smoke on the Water."
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