October 17, 2011 12:00 PM

>FOSTER THE PEOPLE

ON HEARING THEIR HIT “PUMPED UP KICKS” ON THE RADIO FOR THE FIRST TIME

“I was at an In-N-Out Burger in L.A.,” says frontman Mark Foster, 27, “and when I got back in the car, it came on KROQ. I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s weird!’ It was surreal.”

ON HIS BIGGEST SPLURGE SINCE HITTING BIG

“A Schulze Pollman upright piano,” says Foster. “It’s the first piano I ever bought. That felt really good.”

ON FOSTER’S EX-ROOMMATE, LATE ACTOR BRAD RENFRO

“People don’t know he was an amazing songwriter, and he could play bluegrass on guitar better than anybody.”

ON HANGING WITH BONO AND THE EDGE

“We had dinner at Bono’s house when we played in Dublin. After we went to a pub. Bono was just humble, kind and generous. It was the most inspiring four hours I’ve had all year!”

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