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Clapton wrote this based on a repeating guitar riff he came up with.
The original title was "The Riff," followed by "Burning Hot Core," and finally "The Core."
Marcy Levy, one of Clapton's backup singers, helped him write this. She also helped him with "Lay Down Sally." In 1988, using the name Marcella Detroit, she joined former Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey to form Shakespear's Sister.
A rare Clapton song with horns. Mel Collins, who has also recorded with King Crimson and The Rolling Stones, played the sax. It was the first time Clapton used horns since his first solo album.
Gym Class Heroes
Their drummer/songwriter with the story behind "Cupid's Chokehold," and how they handle Travie McCoy's solo success.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.