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In a 1991 interview with Martha Quinn on the MTV programme Rockline, Sambora said the inspiration for this song came from his reading philosophy at the time, and he wanted to do something with shock value. The meaning of rest in peace is not an obituary but let's put things on ice until I'm back home off tour. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"
When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.