Jet

For this Aussie quartet the reviews have been mostly positive, although plenty of scribes have griped that their breakthrough hit, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?," nicks Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life." (Guitarist/vocalist Cameron Muncey denies this charge, sort of: "It really sounds like a Motown song," he insists.) Profit-wise, the band's been doing well ever since selling Apple the right to use "Girl" in an omnipresent commercial for the iPod. Not that the boys are envelope-pushing technophiles: Their debut EP, 2002's Dirty Sweet, was released exclusively on vinyl. "There's some irony in that," Muncey allows. The men of Jet, known for their pronounced predilection for booze, have cut back on guzzling while assembling the material for their forthcoming CD, expected in early 2006. "We're definitely geared toward the next album -- writing songs and being in a sort of space that requires a bit more thought and not so much hangover."
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