When Metallica performed in China in 2013, they were not allowed to play "Master of Puppets."
Iggy Pop wrote "Lust For Life" with David Bowie, who came up with the music on a ukulele.
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
When Rihanna's "Umbrella" was a hit in the summer of 2007, it rained constantly in London, prompting their newspaper The Sun to suggest a "Rihanna Curse."
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard.
Christine McVie wrote "Songbird" for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in just half a hour after she woke up in the middle of the night with the song in her head.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
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Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
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."
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
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