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The lyrics refer to a guy who kills his girlfriend because he doesn't want her to leave him. Crue bass player Nikki Sixx originally said he took the story from a newspaper headline, but later interviews reveal that he might have just made the whole thing up.
The video was banned from MTV, even though it wasn't particularly violent (except for the lyrics). (thanks, Doodle - St. Augustine, FL, for above 2)
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."