Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
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.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
"Baby Got Back" isn't just a booty song: it's about "Lack of acceptance by Hollywood of the African-American body."
The song used in introductions by the Chicago Bulls and many other sports teams is "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons project, the opening track on the Eye In The Sky album.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
Ed Sheeran's first single was "The A Team," a song about a drug-addicted prostitute.
Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" is based on a real girl called Eileen that the band's Kevin Rowland had a relationship with in his early teenage years.