"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
Otis Day And The Knights, the fictional band created to perform "Shout" in the movie Animal House, became a real band, performing the song at colleges and other venues.
The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
Kenny Rogers starred in five "Gambler" TV movies based on his famous song.
"Never Tear Us Apart" was a live favorite for INXS, who would often extend the second pause for a while as the crowd went crazy.
"Dirty Water" became a Boston sports anthem in the '00s, but it was written by a guy from California after almost getting mugged on a visit to the city.
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
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