Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova starred in the movie Once, which featured their song "Falling Slowly." Bob Dylan liked the song and movie so much he gave them an opening slot on his tour.
The name "Schoolhouse Rock," which was a series of educational cartoons, was a play on "Jailhouse Rock," the title of an Elvis Presley song.
Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" isn't about Kurt Cobain, but Dave Grohl's girlfriend at the time, Veruca Salt frontwoman Louise Post.
The song "Knock On Wood" was confusing to UK listeners because the saying there is "Touch Wood."
Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.
Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath explains the meanings behind some of their biggest songs and names the sci-fi books that have influenced him.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
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