But Did You Know...?

But Did You Know...?

Fascinating facts, water cooler trivia, hidden gems mined from rock history. Every afternoon at 2, Randy Renaud asks "But Did You Know...?"


May 16, 2024 4 mins

The second big hit of Foreigner's career was 'Cold As Ice.' But band leader, Mick Jones, was hesitant to release it. Randy Renaud, with help from Mick Jones, explains why. 

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When Brandon Flowers was writing and recording Mr. Brightside with the Killers, he drew inspiration from U2 and Oasis. But vocally, he credits this rock legend as his biggest influence. 

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Despite being one of the first songs Pearl Jam ever wrote and recorded together, and despite being a fan favourite, 'Yellow Ledbetter' didn't get included on a Pearl Jam album until 13 years later. Randy Renaud explains why, and also how the Gulf War helped inspire it, on today's episode of But Did You Know. 

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Determined to redeem himself in the eyes of music critics, Paul McCartney formed a new band in 1972 and set about recording an album that he was determined would change their minds. But before recording even started, half of his band quit, the studio he booked turned out to be a disaster, and he was even robbed at knifepoint of his song demos. Randy Renaud has the wild tale of the Paul McCartney & Wings'  album Band on the Run ...

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