This tongue-in-cheek spoof on the celebrity lifestyle had a video that parodied reality TV shows. The Peter Zavadil-directed clip featured William Shatner playing a Simon Cowell style judge who becomes very critical of Paisley during his performance.
When Paisley originally asked the Star Trek icon if he would be in his music video for "Celebrity," he declined. The country singer recalled in an interview during the 2018 Country Radio Seminar that Shatner changed his mind once he'd heard the song.
"Eventually I grabbed the guitar and sang it, and he laughed at it - he howled," Paisley said. "He said, 'Is that the song?' I told him it was. And he said, 'You know what? I'll do it.'"
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.