"Baby Got Back" isn't just a booty song: it's about "Lack of acceptance by Hollywood of the African-American body."
In the song "God," Tori Amos makes the point that if there's God, there must also be a Goddess because there are no male-only species.
Pete Townshend wrote the lyrics for "My Generation" during a train ride from London to Southampton on his 20th birthday.
"After Midnight" was written by the Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who was dirt poor until Eric Clapton recorded his song and turned it into a hit.
Wang Chung's '80s classic "Dance Hall Days" is about how things can start simple but end up complex. First you "take your baby by the hand," but by the end she has an amethyst in her mouth.
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.
The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.
Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
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