The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.
The Grateful Dead considered "whipping that chain" and "lugging propane," but settled on "high on cocaine" for "Casey Jones."
Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" is a very inspiring song, but it's really about heartbreak: David Coverdale wrote it when his first marriage was falling apart.
The Cure's "Lullaby" is based on a recurring nightmare frontman Robert Smith had as a child where he was eaten by a giant spider.
Janet Jackson wrote the lyric to "Nasty" in response to random guys calling her "baby."
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.
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