The Devo song "Freedom Of Choice" is about mindless consumerism - how people like to make frivolous choices, but otherwise want to be told what to do.
The Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit "Relax" is, as the band says, about "shagging." It was banned by the BBC, which sent it to #1 in the UK as listeners flocked to record stores to buy it.
At 9:57 Dabid Bowie's "Blackstar" is the longest song ever to reach the Hot 100.
The "Electric Avenue" in the Eddy Grant song is a real street. It got its name because it was the first street in London with electric lights.
"Zombie" by The Cranberries is about an IRA bombing in England that killed two children.
The Matchbox Twenty song "3 AM" is about the difficult times lead singer Rob Thomas spent caring for his mother, who had cancer.
Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.
Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
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