For years since this movie has been released, many hard rockers have claimed that the movie hit too hard. Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, and many of the glam scene rockers of the LA Strip have said that this movie must have been a jab at them in some way.
These references seem to be clear:
The Stonehenge sequence was a theme that Black Sabbath touched upon in their song...Stonehenge. There is a debate about whether it's a coincidence because of the close timing of the release of the movie and Born Again. Commissioner Gordon taught us there are no coincidences.
The first song that Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins wrote was 'All The Way Home', about a train. This harkens to the Yardbirds 'Train Kept A-Rollin'. Quite a coincidence.
And most obvious, when Derek Smalls and St. Hubbins are talking about the possibility of new material, specifically, "you're a mean one, saucy Jack...haughty Jack", this has to be an obvious reference to the Who's Happy Jack.
Are there any others? Any obvious, or, too coincidental references to real world artists?