Archive for the 'Music Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was the Hit 1980s Song “Maniac” Originally Written About a Serial Killer?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “Maniac” was originally written about a serial killer. “Maniac” was a major hit song by Michael Sembello […]

Did Gram Parsons Write “Wild Horses”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Gram Parson wrote “Wild Horses.” Legendary country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons passed away in 1973 at the far […]

Did Axl Rose Having Sex With a Bandmate’s Girlfriend Make It on to the Song, “Rocket Queen”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Guns N’ Roses’ song, “Rocket Queen,” has the sound of Axl Rose having sex with the […]

Were the Lyrics to Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” Taken from an Actual Stalker’s Letters?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The lyrics to “Possession” were taken from actual stalkers’ letters. A few years back, I did a […]

Did Phil Spector Do a Non-Christmas Version of “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Phil Spector recorded a non-Christmas version of “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Easily one of the greatest […]

Is the Peter Gabriel Song “Sledgehammer” About Sex?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel was about sex. “Sledgehammer” became Peter Gabriel’s first (and only) #1 hit song […]

Did “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” End With Whistling Because Otis Redding Died Before Finishing the Final Verse?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” ended with whistling because Otis Redding died before finishing the […]

Did Patti LaBelle Really Not Know What “Lady Marmalade” Was About?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Patti LaBelle did not know what “Lady Marmalade” was about when she recorded it. After performing for […]

Did Paul McCartney Acquire the Rights to the Phrase “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” in a Unique Fashion?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Paul McCartney got the rights to the phrase “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” by paying the […]

Was Neil Young Sued By His Own Record Label for Not Making “Commercial” Music?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Neil Young was sued by his own record label over not making “commercial” music. David Geffen was […]