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    Tue, 18 Aug 2009 07:54:38

    Playlist: Robert Rodriguez of "Shorts" - <I>Shorts</I> director Robert Rodriguez  tells ARTISTdirect.com the music he plays for his kids and how they've inspired him in this exclusive playlist feature…

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    Robert Rodriguez never has to go too far for inspiration.

    The director laughs, "My son actually came to me with the initial idea for Shorts. We wanted to make shorts with a bunch of kids, and it worked out because I love doing short stories!"

    Rodriguez is also really good at making them too. Shorts is the best family adventure all year because of Rodriguez's penchant for innovative storytelling and fast-paced action. In fact, some of the more high-octane sequences could stand alongside his best action work like Desperado—minus all of the bullets, blood and four-letter words.

    Rodriguez's kids definitely inspire him, but he's always turning them on to good music. He continues, "I grew up listening to classic rock. I play my kids the stuff I listened to as a kid. They think The Police is really cool! That was the first album I got. My kids have got Rock Band, and they're playing all of those songs. It's hilarious to see that they're into stuff that I was into when I was their age."

    Right now, he's just cranking movie tunes. "I play a whole mix of stuff—a lot of soundtracks. I'm really just listening to different scores. They're all jumbled together."

    Check out some of the bands Robert has turned his kids on to below, make sure to watch our cast interviews and don't miss Shorts when it hits theaters this Friday. It's a blast!

    Robert Rodriguez's Playlist:

    1. AC/DC

    2. The Cars

    My kids are into the early '80s stuff I grew up with like AC/DC and The Cars.

    3. The Police

    —Rick Florino


    Check out other Shorts cast playlists!

    Jimmy Bennett & Jolie Vanier

    Jon Cryer

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