John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
There are no actual drums on "We Will Rock You," just lots of foot stomping.
The horn flourish at the beginning of "Jump Around" comes from Bob and Earl's "Harlem Shuffle"; the squeal throughout the song might be a Prince sample.
In 1979, Madonna was a dancer on Patrick Hernandez' tour, where she boogied to his hit "Born To Be Alive."
"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses has a literary influence: The lyric is based on a story called Without You by Del James.
Kenny Loggins co-wrote the Doobie Brothers hit "What a Fool Believes," which is about a guy who just can't accept that an affair from long ago was meaningless to her.
Madonna didn't write "Papa Don't Preach," which deals with abortion. What drew her to the song was the singer standing up to male authority.