Neil Diamond got a big boost in 1994 when Urge Overkill's cover of his song 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" was used in the movie Pulp Fiction. His catalog sales ramped up, and suddenly he was cool.
ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" was the first video that was a sequel. It picked up the storyline of their "Gimme All Your Lovin'" video about a guy who encounters three beautiful women.
Vincent Price did the spooky narration on "Thriller." He was paid a flat fee of $20,000, turning down a percentage of the royalties that would have paid him far more.
Christina Aguilera did her "Beautiful" vocal in one take; the opening line, "Don't look at me," is something she said to her friend in the studio who was there to offer support.
"99 Luftballons" by Nena is about a Cold War scare when balloons showed up on radar and were mistaken as a nuclear threat.
David Gilmour really was "Learning To Fly" when he co-wrote the Pink Floyd song - the aviation jargon came from his lessons.
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.
Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
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