"Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona.
Eric Clapton wrote "Wonderful Tonight" while waiting for his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, to get ready for a night out. By the time she was ready, he had written the song.
Jeff Lynne sang the word "groose" in the chorus of "Don't Bring Me Down" as a nonsense placeholder, but left it in when he found out it means "greetings" in German ("gruss").
The Men Without Hats lead singer wrote "The Safety Dance" after getting kicked out of a bar for dancing too aggressively. The song is literally about being safe to dance if you want to.
The drum sound on Buddy Knox's 1957 US #1 hit "Party Doll" was actually made by a cardboard box filled with cotton.
The "Jet City Woman" in the Queensrÿche song is Seattle.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.