When the Christian band DC Talk covered Nirvana's "All Apologies" at concerts, they would change the line "Everyone is gay" to "Jesus is the Way."
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath got its title from a line in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored."
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler is a tribute to the vampire movie Nosferatu, depicting an immortal "love in the dark."
Pitbull only raps for about a minute on "Timber." Kesha does most of the work.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.
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