Jane’s Addiction claimed their name from Perry Farrell’s roommate Jane Bainter in the summer of 1985. Basically, when things went wrong at the house, the mayhem was often blamed on “Jane’s addiction,” so when Farrell needed a name for his band, the phrase was already in his mind.
The Beatles “Abbey Road” album cover photograph was taken by photographer Iain Macmillan. On August 8, 1969 Macmillan was given only a ten minute window at about 11:30 AM to snap a photo of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr crossing the street at Abbey Road. That cover photograph has since become one of the most famous and most imitated album covers in recording history.
From December of 1967 when David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd until April 1968 when Syd Barrett left due to health reasons, the band existed as a five-piece before slowly making the transition from Barrett to Gilmour.
Dave Grohl only sang lead vocals on one Nirvana song, “Marigold” which was a b-side on the “Heart Shaped Box” single. Grohl did contribute a decent amount of background vocals on various Nirvana tracks.
The lyrics in Pink Floyd’s “Let There Be More Light” (from 1968’s A Saucerful Of Secrets) contains a quick reference to The Beatles “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.”
For the second single off of Oasis’ Definitely Maybe record, “Shakermaker” Noel Gallagher “borrowed” the melody for “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” (the song made famous from its use on Coca-Cola commercials in the 1970’s) by Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer and Billy Davis.
If you ever heard the rumor about Paul McCartney dropping an “F-Bomb” on The Beatles “Hey Jude” it is 100% true…Here’s the story behind it.
I always loved the fact that Kurt Cobain kept an unintentional giggle in the song Milk It off In Utero…Check it out.
Gram Parsons became enamored with Joshua Tree National Monument in southeastern California. Alone or with friends, he would disappear in the desert for days searching for UFOs while under the influence of shrooms or LSD.
The Flaming Lips were sued by Cat Stevens over the song “Fight Test” as it is sounds like Cat Stevens’ song “Father and Son.” Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, is now receiving royalties following a settlement. In an interview, Wayne Coyne stated ‘I want to go on record for the first time and say that I really apologise for the whole thing. I really love Cat Stevens.