When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Mary J. Blige had regrets over singing about getting drunk in "Family Affair."
Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
Radiohead's "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" is about the last surviving World War I veteran to fight in the trenches.
An Allen Ginsberg line from his poem Howl inspired "Machinehead" by Bush: "Machine says I saw the best minds of my generation."
The drum sound on Buddy Knox's 1957 US #1 hit "Party Doll" was actually made by a cardboard box filled with cotton.
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Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
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