A one-ton bell was custom made for AC/DC's "Hell's Bells." The recording was slowed to half speed to make it sound like a more ominous two-ton bell.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
Iggy Pop wrote "Lust For Life" with David Bowie, who came up with the music on a ukulele.
Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.
Led Zeppelin never won a Grammy Award; Jimmy Page and Robert Plant earned their first trophies in 2000 for "Most High," a song they wrote together that explores the role of religion in society.
Don Johnson, who starred as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, had a #5 hit in 1986 with "Heartbeat."
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.
Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks and how she captured a song from a dream.
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