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BriTunes: Brian Williams Launches Music Web Series

06/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Music lover and NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has launched a web series focusing on music and musicians. "BriTunes" debuted Monday with an interview of Brooklyn-based Deer Tick, whose new album "Born on Flag Day" comes out in June.

Williams is perhaps most well-known as a Bruce Springsteen super-fan, but he says that he's always loved identifying up-and-coming artists, and hopes BriTunes will be a place where viewers can sample new music.

"I have always loved identifying good music and good groups -- discovering them early (bar bands are best) and following them through their journey," he wrote. "While we'll interview some established musicians, mostly I'd like this to be a place where people can sample some of the great music being created every day, by talented musicians who wouldn't dream of doing anything else."

Watch Williams interview Deer Tick below:

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