"Rockin' In The Free World" is a very pro-America title, but the song takes on politicians who are indifferent to the poor and disenfranchised.
"Walking on a Thin Line" by Huey Lewis and the News is about an American soldier who is trained as a sniper in the Vietnam War. It was written for a documentary on the war.
Sarah McLachlan's "Possession" contains passages from letters a stalker sent her. He sued her for $250,000 and committed suicide before the trial.
The title of Florence + the Machine's "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" was inspired by the Los Angeles skyline.
"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk describes real events on their 1972 tour, including an encounter with a legendary groupie called "Sweet Connie."
One of Tom Petty's most personal songs is "Room At The Top," which he stopped performing because it brought back painful memories.
Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.
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.
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
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