Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
Sarah McLachlan wrote "Angel" about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.
Amy Winehouse really did refuse "Rehab." She said she drank because she was lovesick, and "you can't go into rehab for that."
David Bowie's "Let's Dance" is about more than just dancing. It's about dishonesty, particularly when we mask our true feelings.
Eminem's first hit was "My Name Is," which introduced his alter ego, Slim Shady.
Buddy Holly got the title for his hit song "That'll Be The Day" from a phrase John Wayne said in his movie "The Searchers.
"Return To Innocence" by Enigma is based on a Taiwanese chant by a husband and wife. The couple won a lawsuit granting them royalties from the song.