Behind the Curtain: Unseen Backstage Moments

May 24, 2024

In the 1984 film, Firestarter Drew Barrymore stars as an 8-year-old girl with the ability to start fires with just a glance. Heather Locklear and David Keith also star in the film as her parents

Our favorite musicians give us great performances in the studio and on stage, but backstage glimpses and behind-the-scenes facts tell us even more. They are human beings who sometimes keep it real and other times behave like divas. Some of their behavior is relatable and other things they do will blow your mind. In the end, it's a loop that tells you more about the music you already love -- take a look at these scenes of performers living everyday lives and enjoy these tales of what happened backstage and stories behind the moments that made them pop stars and rock gods.

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In 1984, the world was introduced to the incredible story of 8-year-old Charlie McGee in the horror-thriller film Firestarter. Starring Drew Barrymore as the young girl with the ability to start fires with just a glance, the movie captivated audiences with its unique mix of suspense and drama. The cast, which included Heather Locklear and David Keith as Charlie's parents, added a sense of realism and poignancy to the story. Firestarter was a box office success and quickly became a cult classic. It was a reminder of the power of imagination and the power of a great story, and it's one we fondly look back on with nostalgia. 

If You Want to Meet Robert De Niro, Write A Song About Him

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The girl group Bananarama had a string of hits in the '80s (moreso in their native UK than the States), and one of them was the curiously titled "Robert De Niro's Waiting." They have explained that the song is about fantasizing about an unattainable celebrity as a mechanism to avoid a real-world relationship. There's also a subtext of date rape that the band sometimes touted, but at other times denied.

Keren Woodward, Siobhan Fahey and Sara Dallin really were big De Niro fans, and the song did earn them a meeting with the star himself. "When the song came out, he was in the UK filming Brazil, and he invited us for a drink at Kettners in Soho," they recalled for The Guardian. "We were all sitting there when this guy knocked on the window. It was a freezing winter’s night and he had a bobble hat and glasses on, and we just thought: 'Who is that person trying to catch our attention?' We’d no idea it was him. He had his producer with him, who did most of the talking. I think De Niro was quite shy. But of course the whole place was filled with our friends and boyfriends – all sitting at different tables trying to sneak a look at him."