Inside Rock
Inside Rock
Oct 23, 2020
What's in a Name? (S1-E2)
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What's in a Name? (S1-E2)

The JabberGuys discuss underlying meanings and messages from some of your favourite rock songs, as well as uncovering the origins of many popular band names on this episode of INSIDE ROCK.  Some of the band name origins are a little graphic, so make sure the kids aren’t around when you listen.

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Dolly Parton
Will Always Love You - Written for Porter Wagoner as a farewell when she left his show
Netflix documentary about Dolly: “Here I am

Led Zeppelin
Black Dog

Talking Heads
Reference to ‘Max Headroom’

Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show

The Day the Music Died
Don Maclean’s “American Pie” about the death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, JP Richardson (the ‘Big Bopper’)  Waylon Jennings escapes the same fate 

Creedence Clearwater Revival: origin of name 

Deep Purple
Smoke On the Water backstory
Stupid with a flare gun identified

Steely Dan
Band name origin… yikes!
‘Black Friday’ backstory

The Rolling Stones
Started as the ‘Blue Boys’
Band name origin
Brown Sugar backstory

The origin of this band is messed up.  
(differing reports on the accuracy of the claim.)

Teen Spirit backstory
Band name origin
Kurt Kobain’s former band called ‘Fecal Matter’ … ??

Joni Mitchell
Missed Woodstock to appear on the Dick Cavett TV Talk Show

Elton John
Name origin
Philadelphia Freedom backstory

Twisted Sister
Name origin

MTV Documentary: I Want My MTV reference

Back in Black backstory
New album  release date - November 13, 2020

Axl Rose – Guns and Roses lead singer
Vocal range computer-ranked by

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