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'Morning Joe' Host Joe Scarborough on Making His Own Music and 'Shaking' in Front of Paul McCartney

Long before he became a TV fixture as host of 'Morning Joe' on MSNBC -- even before he was elected to Congress (R-Fla.) in 1996 -- Joe Scarborough wanted to be Paul McCartney. But unlike most fans, Scarborough, 53, actually has chops, and recently started entertaining crowds (including co-host Mika Brzezinski) with his rock band, Morning Joe Music. As election season heats up, the conservative pundit talks to Billboard about tunes, stage fright and the challenges of life as a Republican rock fan.