Train wrote the 2011 song "Brand New Book" for the TV show The Biggest Loser - part of the song was used in the opening credits.
The Oasis song "Live Forever" was written in response to "I Hate Myself And I Want To Die" by Nirvana. "Kids don't need to hear that nonsense," said Noel Gallagher.
Adele isn't a ghost when she sings, "Hello from the other side" - it means the "other side of becoming an adult."
In The Band song "The Weight," Nazareth ("Went down to Nazareth") refers to a town in Pennsylvania where the Martin Guitar company was located.
The Bangles song "Eternal Flame" was inspired by a display at Graceland that honored Elvis Presley.
The Mary J. Blige song "No More Drama" samples the theme to the appropriately dramatic soap opera The Young And The Restless.
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Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."
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