"One Way Or Another" is based on a stalker who creeped out Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
Brad Pitt and Elvis both get mentions in the 1997 Shania Twain hit "That Don't Impress Me Much."
David Bowie's "Let's Dance" is about more than just dancing. It's about dishonesty, particularly when we mask our true feelings.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.
Kid Rock performed his song "Amen" at Barack Obama's inaugural, but claims he didn't vote for him.
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.