Kurt Andersen and rock music critic Anthony DeCurtis discuss the passions that drive devoted fans.

DeCurtis is a contributing editor forRolling Stoneand host of the online musician interview show,The A-list, at getmusic.com. HisRolling Stonecover subjects include R.E.M., U2, Sting, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Garth Brooks, Jerry Garcia, Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood, and Billy Joel. A 1998 Grammy winner for his liner notes for the Eric Clapton box-setCrossroads, DeCurtis is the author ofRocking My Life Away: Writing About Music and Other Matters.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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