Staind's big moment came in 1999 when lead singer Aaron Lewis played "Outside" on Limp Bizkit's Family Values tour. The live, acoustic version earned lots of radio play.
"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," released a month after Otis Redding died, was the first song to hit #1 in America after the artist died.
"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
The title of Al Stewart's "Year Of The Cat" comes from Vietnamese astrology. The Year of the Cat comes every 12 Years: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023...
Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys co-wrote the Mary J. Blige hit "Real Love."
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.
Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."
"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.
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