Celebrity Playlist

More than 200 albums recommended by artists you love

By the editors of The Dallas Morning News

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For more than a decade, the music staff of The Dallas Morning News asked every artist it interviewed the same question: “What are you listening to right now?”

The answers were always interesting and often surprising: Jeff Beck recommending the Prodigy, Bono raving about Luscious Jackson, Elvis Costello admiring saxophonist Eric Dolphy, Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne revealing his love for the Bee Gees, the late Chris Farley getting serious about Van Morrison, Chris Martin of Coldplay being wowed by Arcade Fire. And you’ll never guess Ozzy Osbourne’s pick for best album of all time.

Here is their Celebrity Playlist

Vinnie Paul Abbott of Damageplan

Van Halen, Best of Both Worlds (Rhino, 2004)

I knew the classic stuff with David Lee Roth, but I wasn't familiar with all the stuff they did with Sammy Hagar. Like, "Dreams," I never realized what a great song that was. I love everything about it; it's just a really cool song, vintage Van Halen with Sammy singing, and the guitar work is incredible.

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