"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses has a literary influence: The lyric is based on a story called Without You by Del James.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.
The Mary J. Blige song "No More Drama" samples the theme to the appropriately dramatic soap opera The Young And The Restless.
Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" tells the story of real people who were part of Andy Warhol's "factory," including Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling.
Lindsay Lohan has some lyrics from Billy Joel's "I Go To Extremes" tattooed on her ribcage: "Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife I feel like I'm in the prime of my life."
"I Swear" was a #1 country hit for John Michael Montgomery before All-4-One made it a #1 pop hit.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.
The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.
Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.