RIFFS / FA Cup Special: Arsenal's David Seaman on 'Purple Rain'

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I've always liked the Prince track 'Purple Rain', ever since I saw the film and heard it on the soundtrack. I'm a big fan of the guy's voice, but I like this one because it's a rock track and mostly my interest is heavy rock. Actually, the group I've just started getting into is Def Leppard. I went to their last show at Earls Court and we were sat up at the back, but they were still louder than ever. I listen to music in the car mostly - Prince, Phil Collins, INXS. What's in there right now is a compilation I just bought - Joe Walsh, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Styx . . . stuff I grew up with, basically. We don't talk about music that much in the team. I think everyone likes different kinds. I know the black lads like the soul and rap stuff. I recently bought a set of drums for my children which I play a bit myself. They've started getting lessons at school and they come home and play and I pick it up from them. Put the headphones on, play a bit of Def Leppard and whack away.

David Seaman is at No 34 in the charts, along with the rest of the Arsenal team, on 'Shouting for the Gunners'. The FA Cup Final Replay takes place tonight and is broadcast on BBC 1 at 7.20pm.

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