The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler got the idea for "Money For Nothing" after overhearing delivery men in a New York department store complain about their jobs while watching MTV.
Paper Mate paid for Autograph's "Turn Up The Radio" video in exchange for prominent placement of their erasable pen.
Aretha Franklin didn't drive, but one of her biggest hits was a car song: "Freeway Of Love."
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
Post Malone came up with "White Iverson" after getting braids in his hair and thinking they looked like basketball legend Allen Iverson's signature cornrows.
Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.
When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
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