The names Louise, Jack, Marie and Milo all show up in the song "Footloose." Marie was the mother of Dean Pitchford, who co-wrote it.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
"Zoot Suit Riot" isn't just a Cherry Poppin' Daddies song - they were real riots in Los Angeles in 1943 that inspired the lyrics.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes" features British actor Patrick Allen reading extracts from a government civil defense leaflet.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.
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