The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.
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."
Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
The game Lana Del Rey sings about in "Video Games" is World of Warcraft - her ex used to play it all the time.
Lionel Richie hosted the American Music Awards the night he recorded "We Are The World."
"Baby Got Back" isn't just a booty song: it's about "Lack of acceptance by Hollywood of the African-American body."
Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" was written by Oliver Leiber, who despite being the son of Jerry Leiber from Leiber & Stoller, was an unknown songwriter.