The Isley Brothers' "That Lady" was sampled by Kendrick Lamar for his 2014 single "I." Lamar turned up at Ronald Isley's house to personally ask permission to borrow from the song.
The title of Florence + the Machine's "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" was inspired by the Los Angeles skyline.
The Temptations sang backup on "Super Freak" by Rick James. He mentions them in the song when he says, "Temptations, sing!"
Bernie Taupin was 17 when he wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Your Song." Looking back, he says it's "one of the most naïve and childish lyrics in the entire repertoire of music."
After Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale hooked up in 1996, Rossdale's Bush bandmates referred to their hit song as "Everything Gwen."
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
How well do you know the 007 theme songs?
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
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