David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" was likely based on various musicians in his ambit, including Iggy Pop (zIGGY), and Jimi Hendrix, who played guitar left-handed ("He played it left hand").
The original, 1930s version of "Puttin' On the Ritz" has lyrics about Lenox Avenue in Harlem, not Park Avenue.
Stevie Ray Vaughan played lead guitar on the David Bowie song "Let's Dance."
Pink wrote "Just Give Me A Reason" about how one partner can feel jilted over something trivial, like how her boyfriend passes her the butter.
"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
Salt's "mighty good man" in the Salt-N-Pepa "Whatta Man" video is played by Tupac Shakur.
Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger tells the "Sister Christian" story and explains why he started sweating when he saw it in Boogie Nights.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."
Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
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