"Truckin'" was written as the Grateful Dead were starting their long, strange trip, settling into a life of constant touring. They rode busses and holed up in modest hotels to stay grounded.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
If you have a whole day to kill, you can check out the full version of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" music clip, which was the world's first ever 24-hour music video.
Bruce Springsteen originally wrote "Fire" for Elvis Presley in 1977, and even sent him a demo. Sadly the King died before he ever heard it, and it was left to the Pointer Sisters to record the song.
Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" was the first #1 hit created entirely in Pro Tools.
After the Beastie Boys sampled a bunch of Led Zeppelin songs, Robert Plant did it himself on his 1988 solo hit "Tall Cool One," which sampled "Whole Lotta Love," "Black Dog" and "The Ocean."
A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.
The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.
Cowboy is one of my favorite songs. The other is Picture, a duet with Sheryl Crowe.