While promoting the album's second single, "Incurably Innocent," At the Drive-In frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala explained the frenetic song is about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out. The subject matter is personal for the rocker, who wrote the lyrics about his wife's experience with sexual assault.
In March 2017, Chrissie Bixler was one of four women to accuse former That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson of rape (Bixler and Masterson dated in the early 2000s). The allegations disappeared from the headlines but resurfaced months later amid numerous rape and sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein and other prominent Hollywood figures. Masterson, a Scientologist, denied the rape claims and blamed Leah Remini's explosive documentary series Scientology and the Aftermath for stirring up trouble for the Church and its members.
Bixler-Zavala, who claims the Church of Scientology has kept his family under surveillance since the allegations came to light, wanted to make sure his fans knew exactly what the song was about. He tweeted: "U might wanna go back and re read my 'nonsensical' lyrics off our last ATDI record."
The lines "In a closet she hid in eternity sleep, With the fear of God at the end of his whip," reflect the victims' fear of speaking out against the powerful religious organization, while "You locked up in the trance of a memory, Marching to the coffins on Franklin Avenue," is a pointed reference to the Church's Celebrity Centre located on Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles.
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.