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Rascal Flatts Recalls the VHS Tapes and Cassettes That Made Them Press "Rewind"

Image courtesy of Big Machine Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Big Machine Records (via ABC News Radio)

Rascal Flatts ' latest single, "Rewind," brings to mind that long-forgotten chore of waiting for a cassette or VHS tape to reload so you could enjoy your favorite song or movie again and again. For Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox , the song he kept pressing rewind on was Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" while guitarist Joe Don Rooney constantly watched his tape of The Bad News Bears . The word "rewind" makes bass player Jay DeMarcus think of the 1992 romantic comedy, The Cutting Edge .

"My sister loved it," Jay says with a laugh. "We wore that out. You remember D.B. Sweeney when he played the hockey player that got hurt and became the figure skater."

Jay recalls renting a ton of VHS tapes from video stores like Blockbuster, but he wasn't good about returning them on time.

Says Jay, "I just usually threw them away after they got to a certain point. Found another video store to go get another card at, because you couldn't go in the one that you had the fee outstanding at."

He adds with a laugh, "I'm gonna get a bill in, like, a year for $4,780."

"Rewind" is the lead single from Rascal Flatts' new album, due out later this year.

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