Bono came up with the idea of focusing on a soldier's last thoughts as he dies from his wounds in the U2 song "White As Snow" after reading William Golding's 1956 novel Pincher Martin.
The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
Yoko Ono has always denied requests to cover "Imagine" with the line "no religion, too" omitted or changed.
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk."
The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.
Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.
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