The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
The voice of Waldo in Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" video was the late Phil Hartman of Saturday Night Live Fame.
Sea creatures mentioned in "Rock Lobster" by The B-52's include a jellyfish, piranha, bikini whale and narwhal.
The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
The Sam & Dave classic "Soul Man" was re-recorded by Sam Moore and Lou Reed for the 1986 movie Soul Man, about a white guy who pretends to be black so he can get a scholarship to Harvard.
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.