"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter got its name because it was a monster to edit; they pieced it together like Frankenstein's monster.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
Tom Cochrane wrote "Life Is A Highway" to pull himself out of a funk following an exhausting humanitarian trip to Africa.
Young MC shows up in the George Clooney movie Up In The Air performing his hit "Bust A Move."
Cyndi Lauper came up with the title "Time After Time" when she saw it in TV Guide magazine. It's the name of a 1979 movie about a man who invents a time machine.
One of Tom Petty's most personal songs is "Room At The Top," which he stopped performing because it brought back painful memories.
Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.
Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.
She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
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