"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
Musically, the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is based on the Christmas tune "O Come All Ye Faithful."
On Metallica's "The Unforgiven," James Hetfield modeled his vocals on Chris Isaak
The instrumental "YYZ" by Rush got its title from the transmitter code for Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport, near where the band is from.
"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
Sleigh bells aren't very punk, but they play throughout the Stooges classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.
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