Diane Warren originally wrote Aerosmith's hit tune "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for Celine Dion.
An Allen Ginsberg line from his poem Howl inspired "Machinehead" by Bush: "Machine says I saw the best minds of my generation."
The "Ms. Jackson" in the OutKast song is Erykah Badu's mother. Andre 3000 had a child with Badu, and felt she was portraying him as a lousy dad.
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies was a #1 hit in America - for exactly one week in 1998.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.
Lucinda Williams' track "Compassion" is based on a poem by her father, lauded Arkansas poet Miller Williams.
Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
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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