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On the Cover: Mumford & Sons Rattle and Strum

On the Cover: Mumford & Sons Rattle and StrumOn the Cover: Mumford & Sons Rattle and Strum

Mumford & Sons make their debut appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone in our next issue. Senior writer Brian Hiatt shadows the group as they finish the most recent leg of their U.S. tour in Camden, New Jersey, then hangs out with them on their London home turf, including backstage at the Brit Awards. The band speaks openly about faith, their imitators and the improbable rise of an acoustic band in a digital age. "I have no idea how my phone works," says frontman Marcus Mumford, "Whereas, when I see an acoustic guitar played with gusto, I understand how it works."

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, March 15th.

This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: On the Cover: Mumford & Sons Rattle and Strum