Alice Cooper: 5 Songs I Wish I'd Written
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Had I been born later, I could have written this. But when you're my age, you can't write for teens. When I first heard it, I was like, "Oh, yeah!"
Aerosmith, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
They wrote this about Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe were a bunch of good-looking girls then. They aren't so cute anymore.
My Chemical Romance, "Teenagers"
I looked at this band as the next Def Leppard. This song has a great message: "Teenagers are dangerous!"
Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"
This has the same melody as "O Come, All Ye Faithful." It was a bull's-eye for the PMRC thing that was happening then.
Billy Talent, "Red Flag"
These guys were Canada's Green Day. This song reminds me of "My Sharona." It's one of those hooks you can't explain.