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What classical pieces are references in Michael Kamen's orchestral score for Last Action Hero?

The film Last Action Hero makes several meta references to its own film genres and to classical music and literature (Shakespeare, Mozart, Vivaldi, Dracula among others...), merrily mixing cartoon ...
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Is “All of my Love” the main influence on this Tame Impala song titled, Led Zeppelin?

I was listening to one of my favorite bands, Tame Impala and a song of theirs on the album Lonerism titled, Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin is already a known influence of Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. ...
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Did Charlie Puth lift a vocal run from Justin Timberlake?

In Charlie Puth's "If You Leave Me Now" (Feat. Boyz ll Men) at 2:40 Charlie performs a vocal run that is nearly identical to the run Justin Timberlake sings in the 'N Sync song "Gone" at 4:20. My ...
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Houndmouth's influences

I have been really enjoying Houndmouth's two albums lately and I was wondering if anyone knew what their influences are? They have an interesting twang that I have not heard from any bands I listen ...
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David Bowie's influences during the 70s

I am thinking, for instance, of David Bowie's Young Americans album, which has clearly funk/soul influences. My question then would be, what soul/funk musicians influenced Bowie during the 70s, and in ...
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Panic at the Disco's “Death of a Bachelor” influences

I recently heard Panic at the Disco's new song "Death of a Bachelor" that is set to release on their upcoming album. The song immediately struck me as lyrically and stylistically different from their ...
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Similarity of Slayer's “South of Heaven” to the “Inspector Gadget” theme tune

A striking similarity in the structural composition of two pieces of music from completely different sources leaves one wondering could it be that this was by design. Years ago as a local guitarist I ...
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Who brought the Bluegrass influence into the Grateful Dead?

When Workingman's Dead was released, it was a 180 degree turn into Bluegrass. how could they make such a jarring change like that so quickly?
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Was Toto's song “Good For You” influenced by the “Minder” theme song?

The first time I heard Toto's Good For You from their album IV it reminded me of the Minder theme song, not just lyrically but musically as well. Is there any connection or is it just a coincidence? ...
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What band(s) is Spinal Tap based on?

This Is Spinal Tap is very iconic spoof of a documentary of a rock band, but what band or bands is Spinal Tap actually based on?