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This song is a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York. It was released around the time the statue was being renovated, so interest was high in the statue.
This was Roth's third Top-40 hit. His first 2 were covers of "California Girls
" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody." (thanks, Jes - Mason City, IA, for above 2)
Roth wrote this with Steve Vai, who played guitar on the song.
There is also a song from the 1920s called "Yankee Rose" that was written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl.
The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?