"Man On The Moon" by R.E.M. is about the comedian Andy Kaufman, who often seemed like he was from another planet.
When Metallica performed in China in 2013, they were not allowed to play "Master of Puppets."
Stevie Ray Vaughan played lead guitar on the David Bowie song "Let's Dance."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
The first release of "The Sound Of Silence" was acoustic, and went nowhere. It became Simon & Garfunkel's first hit when a producer at their label overdubbed it with electric instruments.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.
The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.
Nirvana, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are among those who wrote songs with cities that show up in this quiz.
Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
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