"Queen's track 'Killer Queen' made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," says Perry. "The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman; I'd say his fingerprint is all over me."
"I think, for bands like us, we can be a gateway," says bassist Pete Wentz. "We can say like, 'Hey, check out what these other bands we grew up with do.' I think that's an important thing to do as an artist."
"I don't know what kid didn't listen to [Michael Jackson] at my age," says Bruno Mars. "You aspire to be as great as he is as an artist. I don't think any artist in pop, rock or hip-hop has ever done it any bigger than him ... He's the man."