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The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler says the decision to make a new album was intuitive. "It just felt like 'Why don't we write a record? This band is as good as it ever sounded.' " Matthew Reeve/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler On The Band's First New Album In 29 Years

Singer Richard Butler talks about the power of '80s nostalgia, the state of rock and roll today and the freedom of making the band's new record, Made of Rain, on its own terms.

The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler says the decision to make a new album was intuitive. "It just felt like 'Why don't we write a record? This band is as good as it ever sounded.' " Matthew Reeve/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler On The Band's First New Album In 29 Years

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James Murdoch, the younger son of Rupert Murdoch, resigned Friday from the board of News Corp., citing 'disagreements' over editorial content and strategic decisions. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geogra hide caption

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James Murdoch Quits Family Media Empire News Corp After 'Disagreements'

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