Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."
Ed Sheeran's first single was "The A Team," a song about a drug-addicted prostitute.
Jean-Claude Van Damme was an extra in the video for Ollie & Jerry's “Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us” and he can be seen at point dancing in the background.
All The Young Dudes "carry the news" because it was intended for a David Bowie concept album where Ziggy Stardust spreads the news in a world with electricity.
The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
"Centerfield" was the first song enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
Andrew Farriss on writing with Michael Hutchence, the stories behind "Mystify" and other INXS hits, and his country-flavored debut solo album.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
The Celtic music maker Loreena McKennitt on finding musical inspiration, the "New Age" label, and working on the movie Tinker Bell.