Sleigh bells aren't very punk, but they play throughout the Stooges classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
Sarah McLachlan wrote "Angel" about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.
The Squeeze song "Tempted" is one of their few with lead vocals by Paul Carrack, who sang the Ace song "How Long" and was in Mike + The Mechanics.
Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses has a literary influence: The lyric is based on a story called Without You by Del James.
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.