The songs on Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster album represent a "fear" of some "monster." "Alejandro" is her "fear of sex" monster.
Quincy Jones wanted to change the title of "Billie Jean" to "Not My Lover" so it wouldn't be confused with the tennis star Billie Jean King. Michael Jackson refused.
The idea for "The Man Comes Around" came to Johnny Cash from a dream he had where he was in Buckingham Palace and the Queen said to him, "Johnny Cash, you're just like a thorn tree in a whirlwind."
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.
When the Christian band DC Talk covered Nirvana's "All Apologies" at concerts, they would change the line "Everyone is gay" to "Jesus is the Way."
Eminem sampled the song "Thank You" by the British singer Dido on his 2000 hit "Stan."
Kiss is the subject of many outlandish rumors - some of which happen to be true. See if you can spot the fakes.
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.