18 Songs Written About Other Musicians

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On Sunday night, chillwave band the Wavves got a big push from MTV when they were name dropped about a zillion times during the network’s new series, “I Just Want My Pants Back.” (I keep referring to this series as “Oops, I Crapped My Pants” because I’m bitter that they are filming it on my block and mucking up the neighborhood.) The band used all the free press to drop the first single off their new record, “I Want to Meet Dave Grohl,” a nod to singer Nathan Williams’ obsession with Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame. Both Williams and Grohl were at this year’s VMAs, so it’s possible that there was actually a song-fulfilling meeting last night. But either way, Wavves’ “Grohl” track is just one of dozens of songs in which bands sing about other musicians. Click through for a smattering of other great–and really not so great–odes to fellow musical artists.

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