"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 Metallica performed in China in 2013, they were not allowed to play "Master of Puppets."
The Nicolette Larson hit "Lotta Love" was written by Neil Young, who recorded a very different version of the song.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
The Strokes admitted to purloining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" for their hit "Last Nite."
The song "Grease," sung by Frankie Valli in the 1978 movie, was written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
Daniel Lanois on his album Heavy Sun, and the inside stories of songs he produced for U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.
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