Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away.
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" borrows a bit from Don McLean's "American Pie." Both songs feature a Chevy, and are about young people who are heartbroken when their music "dies."
The first line of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is "It was the 3rd of September," which is the day lead singer Dennis Edwards' father died.
"Tush" doesn't have to refer to anatomy, according to ZZ Top. It's a word that also means "lavish."
Eminem sampled a song by Labi Siffre on "My Name Is." Siffre, a gay activist, made Em take out some gay humor in the lyric before allowing it.
"Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi got the Unplugged craze going when Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora performed it with just their acoustic guitars at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.
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