"Sweet Child O' Mine" is about Erin Everly, who was Axl Rose's girlfriend at the time. She is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" isn't about Kurt Cobain, but a low point in Dave Grohl's life when he was broke and homeless.
Madonna didn't write "Papa Don't Preach," which deals with abortion. What drew her to the song was the singer standing up to male authority.
R.E.M. got the title "Shiny Happy People" from a Chinese propaganda poster.
Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" was also recorded as "European Queen" and "African Queen" for release on those continents.
Elvis Presley' first #1 on any chart was "I Forgot To Remember To Forget." It arrived at the top of the country tally on February 25, 1956 and stayed there for two weeks.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
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