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Monster or god? Nick Cave explores rock performance in new film

By Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave - who has conjured up so much horror, lust and murder as well as haunting love songs in three decades fronting "The Bad Seeds" - worries that technology could destroy the mystique of live rock performance. The 56-year-old cult musician, scriptwriter and novelist, presenting his latest cinema project - "20,000 Days on Earth" - at the Berlin Film Festival, said in an interview on Tuesday that live music should be a "transformative" experience.

UPDATE 1-In Washington, musician Moby drives a different kind of inaugural party

* Pop event draws eclectic crowd * Unlike last time, star able to plug in (Adds name of local disc jockey) By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - All across Washington this weekend, the wealthy, the politically connected and the curious are putting on tuxedos and ball gowns and crowding into fancy galas to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration. This was not one of those parties.

In Washington, musician Moby drives a different kind of inaugural party

* Pop event draws eclectic crowd * Unlike last time, star able to plug in By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - All across Washington this weekend, the wealthy, the politically connected and the curious are putting on tuxedos and ball gowns and crowding into fancy galas to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration. This was not one of those parties.
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