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Hoodoo Gurus Talk 'Purity Of Essence'

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Hoodoo Gurus Talk 'Purity Of Essence'

Hoodoo Gurus Talk 'Purity Of Essence'

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Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus performs live on stage during the Splendour in the Grass festival at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay, Australia. hide caption

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Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus performs live on stage during the Splendour in the Grass festival at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay, Australia.

Any fan of American professional football could recognize the theme song for Monday Night Football, as performed by country music icon Hank Williams, Jr.

In Australia, fans of National Rugby League — one of that country’s most popular sports — get the same surge of energy when they hear its theme song, "That's My Team," by the Hoodoo Gurus.

The Hoodoo Gurus are rock 'n' roll legends in Australia. The band formed in Sydney in the early '80s, and in their nearly 30-year career they’ve earned numerous gold and platinum albums in their native land. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame, and took their place alongside AC/DC, The Bee Gees, INXS and Nick Cave.

Front man Dave Faulkner and lead guitarist Brad Shepherd talks with Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Rebecca Roberts about the Hoodoo Gurus new album, Purity of Essence.

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