Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Van Halen is an American hard rock band. The band's first studio album, Van Halen, released in 1978 is commonly regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.S. hard rock genre of the 1980s. In particular, the band's guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, quickly gained widespread fame for his technical prowess and musical sensibility. Almost overnight, he was touted as one of the most innovative and influential American rock and roll guitarists
* Taylor Hawkins, currently the drummer of the Foo Fighters, was the touring drummer for Alanis' backing band, Sexual Chocolate.
* Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays bass on the track "You Oughta Know", along with then-bandmate Dave Navarro on guitar.
* Alanis dated Dave Coulier, "Joey" on the 90s sitcom "Full House" in her teens; the songs "You Oughta Know" "Not the Doctor" and "Hands Clean" are rumored to be written about those tumultuous years.
* In 2005 Alanis was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
* Alanis played God in the 1999 film Dogma.
Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian alternative rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan. It formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, at the time a suburb of Toronto. It is best known for its hit singles, "One Week", "Pinch Me", "If I Had $1000000", and "Brian Wilson", and for its light-hearted, comedic performance style. The band's trademark at live shows is humorous banter between songs, and improvised raps/songs, both of which are staples at almost every concert.
* Although he is never named in dialog or lyrics, the demonic villain of this episode is called Sweet per the episode's closing credits and the shooting script.
* Many fans believe that the demon is called Sweet because of the closing credits, but it was intended to mean "Really Cool" make up by..., but the name stuck.
* Buffy's line, "Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday", is a reference to UPN, who aired Buffy on Tuesday nights. Buffy also aired on Tuesday nights on the WB for the majority of its run.
* Xander's line, "Respect the cruller. And tame the donut!" is a reference to a line from the film Magnolia.
* Spike's line, "Finish the big group sing. Get your kumbaya-yas out," is a reference to both the song "Kumbaya" and to the Rolling Stones album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert.
* The scene featuring Amber Benson's musical number, "Under Your Spell", featured heavily-implied sex between two females, and was edited out during the episode's first broadcast in conservative countries like the Philippines and China.
* Action figures of Buffy Summers, Anya Jenkins, and Dawn Summers were produced, based on this episode.
* In a press interview Amber Benson admitted to dancing into a pole during the backup dance at the Bronze. The viewer can see her laughing as she steps back (this occurs during the lyric "and every single verse / can make it that much worse" within "Something to Sing About").
In 2006, Susanna teamed up with fellow Ming Tea rocker, Matthew Sweet, under the name Sid 'n' Susie to record 15 covers on an album appropriately called Under the Covers, Vol. 1. The Album was released in April of 2006 and they appeared on July 18th on Late Night with Conan O'Brien to promote the album and tour.