The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" borrows a bit from Don McLean's "American Pie." Both songs feature a Chevy, and are about young people who are heartbroken when their music "dies."
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
Good Charlotte's video for "Last Night" reconstructs the TV show "Family Double Dare," complete with host Marc Summers.
After the Beastie Boys sampled a bunch of Led Zeppelin songs, Robert Plant did it himself on his 1988 solo hit "Tall Cool One," which sampled "Whole Lotta Love," "Black Dog" and "The Ocean."
"Love Is A Battlefield" was written as a ballad, but Pat Benatar's guitarist/husband turned it into an uptempo song.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
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