Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Eminem's first hit was "My Name Is," which introduced his alter ego, Slim Shady.
Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
According to the song's writer, Diane Warren, Cher hated the song and she had to force it on her by holding her leg down during a session until she recorded it.
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.
"Just Dance" was Lady Gaga's first hit, and it also brought the techno-synth sound that had been popular in Europe for the previous decade to the United States.
Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.