Rob Reiner named his 1986 movie "Stand By Me" after the song, since he thought The Body, a Stephen King story on which it was based, sounded like a horror movie.
Steely Dan's engineer, Roger Nichols, built one of the first drum machines, which they used on "Hey Nineteen."
The song "Grease," sung by Frankie Valli in the 1978 movie, was written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
The Strokes admitted to purloining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" for their hit "Last Nite."
"Brad Paisley's "River Bank" was inspired by his childhood growing up 500 yards from the Ohio River.
In 1939, a polka craze swept America thanks to "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)."
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
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