Donald FagenFagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs. Dean Friedman - "Ariel"Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey. Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement." John Lee HookerInto the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues. Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you? Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career? Bones Howe and the Songs of 1969A #1 hit for 6 weeks in 1969, "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" was the Hippie anthem. Bones Howe produced the track, and here he explains what was going on in music that year.