Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.
Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
Hozier recorded his vocals for "Take Me To Church" in his attic at 3 a.m. one January morning in 2013
"Zoot Suit Riot" isn't just a Cherry Poppin' Daddies song - they were real riots in Los Angeles in 1943 that inspired the lyrics.
The Bangles song "Eternal Flame" was inspired by a display at Graceland that honored Elvis Presley.
Paper Mate paid for Autograph's "Turn Up The Radio" video in exchange for prominent placement of their erasable pen.
"Master Blaster (Jammin')" is Stevie Wonder's tribute to Bob Marley, released less than a year before Marley died.
Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."