KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses.
A roadie for the Allman Brothers came up with the line "The road goes on forever" for "Midnight Rider," and got a songwriting credit for his contribution.
After OutKast sang "Shake it like a Polaroid picture," on "Hey Ya," Polaroid issued the statement, "Shaking or waving can actually damage the image."
War got the idea for "Why Can't We Be Friends?" when they were traveling in Japan and found they had a kinship with the citizens even though they didn't speak the same language.
Simon Rex from the TV show What I Like About You and Wilmer Valderrama from That 70s Show both appear in the LMFAO video for "Sexy and I Know It."
Roger Daltrey stutters the vocal on "My Generation" by The Who. The idea was to sound like a British kid on speed.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
The fireman walked UP the steps in the WTC & kept going "There's spirits above and behind me,"
until they reached Mary in the garden.
Great song! Should have won the Grammy!
"On my back's a sixty pound stone "- refers to the oxygen tank
"On my shoulder a half mile of line"- refers to the fire hose
"Wearin' the cross of my calling " The firemans cross
"On wheels of fire I come rollin' down here " a fire truck