Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?
Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin got the name "Levon" from Levon Helm, who was the drummer in The Band.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
According to Jason Bonham, who has filled in for his father on Led Zeppelin reunions, "Rock And Roll" is the hardest Led Zep song to play on drums.
"Stand By Me" hit #4 in the US when it was released in 1961, then went to #9 in 1986 when it was used in the movie of the same name.
Sting wrote "Every Breath You Take" at the same desk in Jamaica as where Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels.