The kid in Madonna's "Open Your Heart" video became a successful songwriter. His songs include Amy Winehouse's "You Sent Me Flying" and James Blunt's "1973."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.
The title of Al Stewart's "Year Of The Cat" comes from Vietnamese astrology. The Year of the Cat comes every 12 Years: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023...
Katy Perry named her fragrance "Killer Queen" after the 1974 Queen song.
The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
"Virginia" in "Only The Good Die Young" is named after a real girl Billy Joel was trying to impress.
Donny Osmond talks about his biggest hits, his Vegas show, and the fan who taught him to take "Puppy Love" seriously.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.
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