36 Little-Known Facts About Musicians and Their Craft

36 Little-Known Facts About Musicians and Their Craft

You kids go have fun in your mosh pit. We’re fine right here in our fact pit. It’s a lot like a mosh pit, really. We’re definitely hearing music the whole time, but while you’re drowning in a sea of music fans, we’re drowning in a sea of music facts! And luckily for us, music facts have a lot less elbows.

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Rocket Queen by Guns N' Roses features audio of actual sex... LI URL ...between Axl Rose and Steven Adler's girlfriend, recorded in-studio. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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CAROLE KING WROTE YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN RESPONSE TO JAMES TAYLOR'S FIRE AND RAIN. When King heard Taylor's loneliness, she wrote a song to let him know he wasn't alone. Taylor recorded King's song for his own album, forgetting to ask for her permission first (she didn't mind). CRACKED.COM

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THE GIRL DIDDY NEEDED IN I NEED A GIRL (PART ONE) WAS JENNIFER LOPEZ. While there are many people Diddy is talking about, one significant incident this song was inspired by was Diddy's 2001 break-up with J-Lo after the two dated on and off for years. CRACKED.COM

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STYLE BY TAYLOR SWIFT IS ABOUT HARRY STYLES. Among other songs, Style was inspired by the relationship between Swift and Styles. I'm lucky if everything  helped create those songs, he said in a Rolling Stone interview. CRACKED.COM

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The Beach Boys' Never Learn Not to Love was written by Charles Manson. Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson was close with Manson, until the band reworked and recorded one of his songs without crediting him. Manson was furious. Considering the Family's victims were murdered over much less that that, the Boys got off easy. CRACKED.COM

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Paul McCartney once let a stranger who claimed to be Jesus Christ into his house McCartney thought, Well, it probably isn't. But if he is, I'm not going to be the one to turn him away. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Busta Rhymes shattered a windshield when he first heard Eminem PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Busta Rhymes was on a tour bus when he first listened the Slim Shady LP and was so moved that he smashed his head against the bus' windshield. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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WHO ARE You IS ABOUT CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. Who? NHO? who? Specifically, it's about Pete Townshend hashing out royalties for The Who's American sales. After 14 hours of negotiations, the execs handed Townshend a check, and he went on the bender described in the song. CRACKED.COM Geoffrey Giuliano, 1996. Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townshend.

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Taylor Swift grew up on Christmas tree farm She spent some of childhood on Pine Ridge Farm in Pennsylvania, which she honors in her Christmas single aptly called Christmas Tree Farm. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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