"Light My Fire" was the first song Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote. Looking for a universal theme, he decided to write about one of the four elements (air, earth, water, fire).
The first time Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones all recorded together in the studio was when they backed American singer PJ Proby on his Three Week Hero album.
Billy Joel is surprised that "Piano Man" is so successful. He called it "an old, long song about a guy at a depressing piano bar."
Jack White titled "Seven Nation Army" after how he would mispronounce "Salvation Army" when he was little.
Katy Perry's song "E.T." came from a beat originally intended for the rap group Three Six Mafia. When her producer accidentally pulled up the beat, Perry asked to use it.
James Taylor wrote "Sweet Baby James" during a road trip to Virginia in honor of his brother’s new baby, also named James, whom he was about to meet for the first time.
Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
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